Confronting the possibility that your child is struggling with ADHD can be upsetting. Knowing what to look for, and what you can do, puts things into greater perspective. In addition, it helps to know that children with ADHD have specific strengths that help them overcome their diagnosis.
What to Look For
The symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) fall into three major categories, which include inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. These categories are fluid and the different traits associated with each of them typically occur in combination. For example, a child who has trouble staying on task, which is associated with inattention, may also have difficulty sitting still or waiting his turn, traits associated with hyperactivity and impulsivity, respectively.
More specifically, in addition to difficulty staying on task, […]