ADHD

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ADHD

Short Definition:

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that affects millions of children and often continues into adulthood. ADHD includes a combination of persistent problems, such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour.

The difficulties with attention, overactivity and impulsivity can show themselves in the following ways:

  • Inattentiveness:
    • Listening difficulties
    • Not following instructions
    • Making careless mistakes
    • Highly distractible
    • Daydreaming
    • Forgetting/Losing things
    • Not finishing tasks
    • Easily bored
  • Overactivity:
    • Squirming/fidgety
    • Restless, leaving seat without permission
    • Talking too much
    • Moving quickly and forcefully
  • Impulsivity:
    • Find waiting for things difficult
    • Control/interrupt conversation
    • Have trouble with taking turns
    • Difficulty resisting temptation
    • Blurting out answers before the question is complete
    • Risk-taking/little or no sense of danger

 

Ms Hooton’s Useful Tips:

  • Sit in the front of class to limit distractions.
  • Turn off your phone when doing homework.
  • Talk with your teacher about your ADHD.
  • Let friends know what’s going on.
  • Use tools that help you stay organised.
  • Get plenty of exercise.
  • Practice relaxation and meditation.
  • Take pride in the things you do well.

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