Hi aaron gabriel, below is a description of adhd. actually deciding if a child has ADHD is a several step process. There is no single test to diagnose ADHD. One step of the process involve exams by a specialist, behavioral pediatrician, neurodevelopmental pedia or a sped professional. Another way is by examining your child very well and make a checklist of his acts and manners everyday and compare them if really exists with an adhd child.
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What is ADHD?
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders of childhood. It is sometimes referred to as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about what the result will be), and, in some cases, are overly active.
What are some of the signs of ADHD?
It is normal for children, at one time or another, to have trouble focusing and behaving. However, in children with ADHD, the symptoms continue instead of getting better, and they can make learning very difficult.
A child with ADHD might:
have a hard time paying attention and daydream a lot
not seem to listen
be easily distracted from schoolwork or play
be in constant motion or unable to stay seated
squirm or fidget
talk too much
not be able to play quietly
act and speak without thinking
have trouble taking turns