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:
- Listening difficulties
- Not following instructions
- Making careless mistakes
- Highly distractible
- Forgetting/Losing things
- Not finishing tasks
- Easily bored
- Restless, leaving seat without permission
- Talking too much
- Moving quickly and forcefully
- 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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