The following Checklists may indicate a child has ADHD


ADHD - Infant Checklist

* Age Range approximately three to five years

The signs below may indicate an infant has ADHD– they do not need to have all of these problems. However, if these problems continue beyond the time that their peers have grown out of them, they may indicate ADHD and advice should be sought.

  • Often distressed.
  • Extreme restlessness.
  • Poor sleep patterns.
  • Difficult to feed.
  • Excessive thirst.
  • Constant thirst.
  • Dry skin.

Frequent tantrums:

  • Kicking.
  • Screaming.
  • Head banging.
  • Rocking the cot.

Early Diagnosis is the key to success!

The earlier ADHD is diagnosed, the easier it is to ensure the child receives the correct support at home and at school. Although there is no cure for ADHD, research has shown the problems can be alleviated with the proper tuition.

Please bear in mind that children vary tremendously at this age. An Educational Psychologist and some other specialists can diagnose someone with ADHD.

This is a guide only and does not constitute medical or psychological advice.

©Maria Chivers  Jan 2018
www.dyslexiaa2z.com

ADHD - Children’s Checklist

 * Age Range approximately seven years

The signs below may indicate a child has ADHD– they do not need to have all of these problems. However, if these problems continue beyond the time that their peers have grown out of them, they may indicate ADHD and advice should be sought.

  • Fearless and impulsive.
  • Does not stop to think.
  • Takes undue risks.
  • Dashes around.
  • May run out into roads.
  • Erratic behaviour.
  • Accident-prone.
  • Increased activity – always on the go.
  • Compulsive touching everything and everyone.
  • Clumsy.
  • Talks incessantly.
  • Allergies.
  • Sleep and appetite problems continue.

Poor co-ordination:

  • Tying laces.
  • Dressing.
  • Handwriting.
  • Ball games.
  • Lack self-esteem.
  • Problems with making friends.
  • Impatience so they will not take turns in games.
  • Demands must be met immediately.
  • May hit out and grab things.

Inflexible personality:

  • Un-cooperative.
  • Defiant.
  • Disobedient.

In a more formal setting, i.e. classroom etc., teachers (as well as seeing the above-mentioned behaviour), may notice problems with:

  • Poor concentration and brief attention span.
  • Sitting through lessons is almost impossible.
  • Fidgets constantly.
  • Constantly moving feet, hands etc.
  • Taps pens, pencils books etc.
  • Roams around the classroom.
  • Cannot take turns.
  • May blurt out answers to questions.
  • Speak entirely inappropriately out of turn.
  • Weak short-term memory.
  • Normal or high IQ but under-performs at school.

Early Diagnosis is the key to success!

The earlier ADHD is diagnosed, the easier it is to ensure the child receives the correct support at home and at school. Although there is no cure for ADHD, research has shown the problems can be alleviated with the proper tuition.

Please bear in mind that children vary tremendously at this age. An Educational Psychologist and some other specialists can diagnose someone with ADHD.
This is a guide only and does not constitute medical or psychological advice.

©Maria Chivers Jan 2018
www.dyslexiaa2z.com