ADHD

 

Indicators of ADHD - Help, Support & Resources

The following Indicators may indicate a child has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – children do not need to have all of these problems.


Indicators of ADHD in Infants

* Age Range approximately three to five years

If a child has several of these indicators, further investigations should be made. Likewise, if these issues continue beyond the time that the average child has grown out of them, they may indicate ADHD and advice should be sought.

For ease of reading, he should be transposed for she when appropriate.

  • 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 support.

Please bear in mind that children vary tremendously at this age. An Educational Psychologist, Occupational Therapist (OT) and some other specialists can diagnose someone with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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

If you are concerned about your child, you should seek professional advice as early as possible.

©Maria Chivers  Jan 2018
www.dyslexiaa2z.com

Indicators of ADHD in Children

 * 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 dysgraphia, 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 Dysgraphia.

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

If you are concerned about your child, you should seek professional advice as early as possible.

©Maria Chivers Jan 2018
www.dyslexiaa2z.com

Indicators of ADHD in Adults

 Adult Section

This section has only just been added 19th June and will be completed as soon as possible.

Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused.