ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about what the result will be), or be overly active.

What are some symptoms of ADHD?

It is normal for children to have trouble focusing and behaving at one time or another. However, children with ADHD do not just grow out of these behaviors. The symptoms continue, can be severe, and can cause difficulty at school, at home, or with friends
adhd symptoms in kids

Daydream a lot

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Forget or lose things a lot

odd behaviour in adults

Squirm or fidget

adhd and communication difficulties in adults


signs of adhd

Make careless mistakes or take unnecessary risks Have a hard time resisting temptation

odd mental health

Have a hard time resisting temptation

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Have trouble taking turns

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Have difficulty getting along with others

Have the student keep a master binder with a separate section for each subject, and make sure everything that goes into the notebook is put in the correct section. Color-code materials for each subject. Provide a three-pocket notebook insert for homework assignments, completed homework, and “mail” to parents (permission slips, PTA flyers). Make sure the student has a system for writing down assignments and important dates and uses it. Allow time for the student to organize materials and assignments for home. Post steps for getting ready to go home.
Give instructions one at a time and repeat as necessary. If possible, work on the most difficult material early in the day. Use visuals: charts, pictures, color coding. Create outlines for note-taking that organize the information as you deliver it.
Seat the student with ADHD away from windows and away from the door. Put the student with ADHD right in front of your desk unless that would be a distraction for the student. Seats in rows, with focus on the teacher, usually work better than having students seated around tables or facing one another in other arrangements. Create a quiet area free of distractions for test-taking and quiet study.
Create worksheets and tests with fewer items, give frequent short quizzes rather than long tests, and reduce the number of timed tests. Test students with ADHD in the way they do best, such as orally or filling in blanks. Divide long-term projects into segments and assign a completion goal for each segment. Accept late work and give partial credit for partial work.