8 signs my Child may have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
There are 3 key features of ADHD: Inattention, Hyperactivity and Impulsivity.
Here are 8 signs your child may have ADHD.
Untreated ADHD can cause a lifetime of problems for a child particularly in relation to school-ability, learning and relationships.
ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder (i.e. a brain-based problem) that is on the rise in Australia. It is thought to affect 1 in 20 Australians.Ideally it is detected early in childhood and treatments can be started early.
Early intervention is always important to a successful outcome when a child is not developing well.
SIGNS YOU MAY SEE in a Child with ADHD are:
- Impulsive behaviour: a child may have difficulty waiting their turn, or is constantly interrupting conversations or other children’s games. He or she acts or speaks without thinking
- Excessive fidgeting: a child that ‘can’t sit still’ or is ‘always moving’
- Poor emotional regulation: a child with ADHD often has trouble keeping his or her emotions ‘in check’. You may see angry outbursts, tantrums and meltdowns that are not age appropriate.
- Difficulty finishing tasks: a child may have difficulty sitting still long enough to concentrate and finish a task. He or she is easily distracted.
- Lack of focus: a child may have difficulty paying attention and focusing even when someone is speaking directly to them.
- Avoidance of ‘difficult’ tasks occurs when concentration and extended mental effort are required.
- Daydreaming: a child with ADHD may be loud and rambunctious or alternately they may be quiet and distracted staring into space and seemingly disconnected from surroundings and other kids
- Difficulty with organisation and time management; A child with ADHD often has trouble keeping track of tasks and activities, is often ‘late’, forgetful, loses things and finds it hard to prioritise.
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If this sounds like your Child contact:
Dr Michelle Scholten at Brainfit kids Australia for more information.