ADHD Indicators
• Does not work to potential in school
• Makes careless mistakes
• Frequently forgets daily events
• Has short attention span unless interested in a particular subject
• Has a family history of Attention Deficit Disorder, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
• Lacks attention to detail
• Has trouble listening carefully to directions
• Frequently forgets or misplaces things
• Has trouble maintaining an organized work or living area
• Procrastinates, especially with multi-faceted tasks
• Is easily overwhelmed by everyday tasks
• Spends excessive time on homework
• Has problems with self-esteem
• Has trouble sitting still or in one place for long periods
• Acts impulsively or dangerously without considering the consequences
• Is always moving or fidgeting, even when expected to be still
• Often fidgits or squirms in seat
• Often talks excessively
• Has difficulty playing quietly
• Is often restless and running or climbing
• Does not remain seated during class
• Often blurts out answers before questions have been completed
• Has trouble waiting for his/her turn
• Lacks tact, often saying the first thing that comes to mind
Facts
  • 3-5% of school-aged children are diagnosed
    with ADHD
  • Three times as many boys as girls suffer ADHD
  • 78% of pediatric prescriptions are for
    attention issues
  • Half of the children with ADHD also have a learning disability
  • 50-80% of ADHD cases diagnosed in childhood persist into adolescence
  • 30-50% of adolescent cases persist into adulthood