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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed disorders in children. ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder because “it has to do with the way the brain grows and develops.”
The way ADHD affects children can differ from child to child as there are 3 sub-types of this disorder. In addition, the severity of ADHD symptoms varies among children.
Here are 8 common signs of ADHD:
- Inability or difficulty sitting still, constantly fidgeting.
- Talking all the time – so much so that it is excessive.
- Impatience. Trouble waiting for their turns and interrupting conversations.
- Difficulty paying attention. Becomes distracted very easily.
- Difficulty concentrating. Often doesn’t finish school work or another task.
- Impulsive – act/reacts without thinking.
- Behavioural problems at school – cannot control their
- Disorganized – problems organizing school work and other activities. Constantly losing and/or forgetting