CHADD. This is the national foundation for children and adults with adhd. Website: http://www. Chadd. Org/Understanding-ADHD. Aspx See tab 'understanding adhd'. Many other learning resources and media formats. Take care.
Children. Children with adhd have many daily issues, including difficulty in the classroom, in extracurricular activities, interactions with peers and relationships with family. In the classroom, many of these children are easily distracted, and so miss part of what the teacher is saying. Because they don't focus well, they may not learn everything; they also may do poorly on tests, even if they do know the material, again, since they are easily distracted. Many of these kids struggle with sports, again because they are not always able to focus. They often have difficulties with peers because they are always getting in trouble in class for fidgeting; they also are impulsive and tend to call out and may do other things like cut in line or "get in other kids' faces." many difficulties occur at home, because their parents are frequently chiding them to get their homework done, do their chores. They are constantly reminding their kids over and over again. The kids are often forgetful, as well. For more information, the chadd website should offer good information.
In. In a child's daily life, the signs of adhd (inattention, hyperactivity and impulisivity) are age and development dependent as well as the subtype of adhd a child may have. Inattentive symptoms can include: careless mistakes/poor attention to details, unable to pay continuous attention, poor listening skills, unable to follow through on tasks, poor organization, staying away from tasks that require sustained mental effort, losing items needed for tasks or activities and being forgetful in daily activities. Hyperactive/impulsive symptoms include: fidgeting or squirming, unable to stay seated when expected to do so, running or climing (feeling of restlessnes in older children/adolscents), trouble with quiet activities, needing to be "on the go", talking too much, blurting out answers, trouble taking turns and interrupting or intruding on others. More familiar symptoms could include: restlessness, taking risks, low self-esteem, not getting along with friends or classmates, difficulty staying organized/on track or completing homework or chores and easily frustrated/angered. Having some of these symptoms does not necessarily mean your child has adhd. Other conditions can have similar symptoms, so it is extremely important to see a profession who can properly diagnose adhd. In addition, a wonderful resouce is chadd. See below for several other resourses with their web addresses.