SPACE Logo

What Is A.D.H.D?

What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder and is generally characterised by the following symptoms:

Impulsivity e.g.

  • Speaks and acts without thinking
  • Interrupts
  • Calls out in class
  • Rushes through work
  • Acts the clown

Hyperactivity e.g.

  • Restless
  • Fidgety
  • Taps, fiddles, touches
  • Always on the go
  • Takes risks

Inattention e.g.

  • Difficulty sustaining attention / easily distracted
  • Doesn't appear to listen when spoken to
  • Difficulty following instructions and finishing tasks
  • Organisational difficulties
  • Loses or forgets things

SPACE Stockport logo