Attention Disorders

What are Attention Disorders?

There are two different types of ADDs:

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).

How do you know if a child has an ADD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

The signs of ADHD are usually present before a child is seven years
old. If a child has had eight or more of the following symptoms for
six months or more, he/she may have ADHD.

1. Fidgets, squirms, always restless
2. Doesn’t want to stay in his/her seat.
3. Easily distracted, can’t concentrate very long.
4. Can’t learn to take turns.
5. Blurts out answers.
6. Has problems following instructions.
7. Has difficulty paying attention.
8. Does not finish what he/she starts.
9. Difficulty with playing quietly.
10. Talks all the time.
11. Interrupts others.
12. Doesn’t seem to listen although hearing is okay.
13. Often loses things (schoolwork, books, etc.)
14. Acts before thinking leading to risk taking activities.


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