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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
What is an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?
Often misunderstood, ADHD can have a significant negative impact on a child’s academic, social and general functioning. Children who have ADHD may exhibit some or all of these symptoms. Symptoms may be minimal or even absent if the child is in novel or interesting settings, or completing novel or interesting tasks, and when working one on one. If the child’s area of difficulty relates to significant problems with Inattention, then the child may have the predominantly Inattentive presentation of ADHD. This disorder was previously known as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).
“Attention disorders are characterised by a combination of symptoms relating to inattention, hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour. In some forms of ADHD, not all of these symptoms are present. For example, some children with predominantly inattentive symptoms do not always display hyperactivity and/or impulsivity.”
Key features of ADHD: