What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

ADHD is a disorder that is usually first diagnosed in children or adolescents. It is characterised b inappropriate degrees on inattention, impulsivity and/or hyperactivity. According to the Diagnosit and Statistical Manual, Fourth Edition (DSM 4) – “Although many individuals present with symptoms of both inattention and hyperactivity – impulsivity, there are individuals where one or other pattern is predominant.” Some children, therefore, may be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder ADD

Children with ADHD are typically

  • Inattentive
  • Impulsive
  • Forgetful
  • Restless to the point of disruption
  • Prone to fail
  • Unable to follow through on tasks
  • Unpredictable
  • Socially ‘out of tune’
  • Moody

These characteristics appear early in childhood and are a cause of major concern at home and at school. They are no due to other physical, mental or emotional causes. All children will at times be inattentive, impulsive and exhibit high activity levels, however for children with adhd the persistence, pattern and frequency of this behaviour is much greater.

How would SPOT help my child with ADHD

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