Symptoms of ADD in Children and Adolescents (Ages 5-18)

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(Symptoms must be present for at least 6 months.)

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Short attention span. Loses interest quickly.
Difficulty completing tasks which are perceived as un-stimulating.
Difficulty following instructions.
Makes a lot of effort to complete task on time but often does not succeed.
Makes careless mistake(s) in work. Fails to double check work.
Easily distracted from task.
Unorganized. Backpack, class binder or desk is often messy.
Loses or misplaces homework, assignments, toys or clothing often.
Poor short-term memory. Often forgets what has just been heard or read.
Easily frustrated.
Does not get along with other kids very well. Difficulty maintaining relationships.
Has a strong sense of smell or touch. Bothered by clothing tags.
Poor handwriting.
Likes highly stimulating games or events.
Shy, difficulty maintaining eye contact.
Difficulty following the rules of the game.
Easily over stimulated. Hard to calm down once over-excited.
High level of irritability.
Emotional reactions often younger than age.
Needs to be center of attention. Class clown.
Underachiever relative to ability.
Daydreams a lot.
Requires constant supervision or handholding.
Enthusiastic starter and poor finisher.
Acts before thinking.
Poor planning ability.
Difficulty waiting turn in group situations.
Excessively shifts from one activity to another.
Has difficulty shifting from one activity to another.
Low pain threshold.

If 5 or more items from the above checklist apply to your child, he/she should be evaluated by a professional for possible Attention Deficit Disorder.

 

 

Hyperactivity Checklist

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Fidgetiness. Often fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat.
Always on the go as if driven by a motor.
Seems in a hurry a lot. Often late.
Excessively talks.
Excessive running, jumping, climbing.
Difficulty staying seated when required (e.g., at mealtime, in the classroom).
Talks out of turn, interrupts others.
Has difficulty engaging in leisure activity quietly.
Blurt out answers before questions are completed.
Sleep walking or talking.
Diminished need for sleep.
Restless sleep. Kicks off covers, moves around constantly.
Pushes, shoves, kicks, bites other kids.
Has rages, hair trigger anger.

If 5 or more items from the Hyperactivity list, plus 5 or more from ADD list, apply to your child, he/she should be evaluated by a professional for possible Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder.

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