ADD/ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
It’s normal for children to sometimes forget their homework, day dream during class, act without thinking, or even get fidgety at the dinner table. But inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity are also signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder better known as ADD/ADHD
We all know that kids who aren’t able to sit still, who never seem to listen, who is unable to focus, who don’t follow instructions no matter how simple or clear you have made it to them, or who sometimes blurts out inappropriate comments at inappropriate times. Sometimes these children are labeled as trouble makers, or criticized for being slow and undisciplined. However, the fact maybe, is that they may have ADD/ADHD.
ADD/ADHD can lead to problems at home or school and also affect the child’s ability to learn and get along with others. It’s important for you to be able to spot the signs and symptoms, and get help for your child. ADD/ADHD refers to a range of behavioral problems related with poor attention span.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurobiological disorder that usually appears in early childhood. The signs and symptoms of ADD/ADHD usually appear before the age of seven, it is also more common in boys. ADD/ADHD is now thought to occur in 8-10% of school age children. However, it can be difficult or confusing to distinguish between ADHD and normal “kid behavior.” If you spot only a few signs or symptoms only appears in certain situations, it’s probably not ADD/ADHD. But on the other hand, if your child shows a numerous numbers of signs of at least six or more and symptoms that occurs in any type of situations at all times, whether at home or school and outings, it’s probably time to take a closer look at your child’s behavior. Once you’re able to identify and understand the issues your child is struggling with such as difficulty to stay focus and pay attention in school, you can work together...