Warning Signs of ADD/ADHD


These signs can interfere with your child’s ability to succeed in school.


PHYSICAL ACTIVITY


Either:

  • Can’t sit still, always “on the go”
  • Has boundless energy
  • Always fidgeting
  • Has difficulty playing quietly

Or:

  • Lethargic
  • Decreased play activity
  • Prefers sedentary activities

EMOTIONAL RESPONSES


EMOTIONAL RESPONSES

  • Unmotivated
  • Low tolerance for frustration
  • Cries easily
  • Excessive, emotional outbursts
  • Has temper tantrums when unsuccessful
  • Seems anxious
  • Easily overwhelmed

ATTENTION


  • Trouble getting started on a task
  • Trouble staying focused on repetitive tasks
  • Trouble shifting attention
  • Requires redirection to complete homework
  • Easily distracted
  • Frequent daydreaming
  • Difficulty focusing on a specific task
  • Can’t work with background noise
  • Starts many projects but rarely finishes them
  • Trouble following multiple step directions
  • Appears to not hear verbal instructions
  • Inconsistent performance

IMPULSIVITY


  • Can’t wait to be called on
  • Blurts out answers in class
  • Extremely impatient
  • Difficulty waiting for his/her turn
  • Often acts before thinking

TIME MANAGEMENT


  • Always rushing; can’t slow down
  • Makes careless mistakes
  • Hates to double-check
  • Doesn’t use class time well

SLEEP DIFFICULTIES


  • Night owl; hates to go to bed
  • Difficulty waking up in the morning
  • May be a restless sleeper
  • Bed-wetting or sleepwalking
  • Has nightmares

DISORGANIZATION


  • Messy room, desk, backpack
  • Constantly loses or misplaces things
  • Trouble remembering daily routines

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