Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological condition which is commonly characterised by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) is commonly characterised by inattention and impulsivity.
The term Attention Deficit can be misleading as it suggests that those with ADHD / ADD have a lack of attention, when the issue is usually that they have inconsistent levels of attention and difficulty controlling where it is directed. At one time ADHD was considered to be a condition which only affected male children. This is now known to be incorrect, but unfortunately the stereotype of unruly little boys continues to affect the diagnosis of girls and adults, particularly those without hyperactivity.
Loses or Forgets Things
Difficulty Following Instructions
Doesn’t Appear To Listen
Speaks & Acts Without Thinking
Calls Out in Class
Acts The Clown
Rushes Through Work
Regularly Taps, Fiddles, Touches
Always On The Go