Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity is the most common behavior disorder diagnosed in children with significant problems in 4 main areas. .
1. Inattention - having a short attention span, being easily distracted.
2. Impulsivity - cause a person to do dangerous or unwise things without thinking about the consequences.
3. Hyperactivity - -a type of inappropriate or excessive activity that may occur periodically or only in certain situations.
This group of symptoms begins in early childhood and can continue into adulthood. At least nine percent of school age children are effected. Children can show signs of poor attention, hyperactivity or both. If they have poor attention they may find it hard to concentrate, follow directions or finish a job. If they have hyperactivity they may fidget, talk too much, interrupt others or keep leaving their seats at school. They can have trouble finishing schoolwork, getting along with other children, following directions, and obeying the rules. .
Three Types of ADHD.
There are three types of Attention deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. ADHD predominately inattention, and predominately hyperactive - impulsive, and combination type.
1. Fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes.
2. Has difficulty sustaining attention.
3. Does not appear to listen.
4. Struggles to follow through on instructions.
5. Has difficulty with organization.
6. Avoids or dislikes tasks requiring sustained mental effort.
7. Loses things.
8. Is easily distracted.
9. Is forgetful in daily activities.
Predominately hyperactive - impulsive.
1. Fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in chair.
2. Has difficulty remaining seated.
3. Runs about or climbs excessively.
4. Difficulty engaging in activities quietly.
5. Acts as if driven by a motor.
6. Talks excessively.
7. Blurts out answers before questions have been completed.
8. Difficulty waiting or taking turns.