ADHD Symptoms

Symptoms of ADHD appear over the course of many months, often with symptoms of impulsiveness & hyperactivity preceding those of inattention.

Diagnosing ADHD

Children with ADHD show signs of inattention, hyperactivity, &/or impulsivity in specific ways.Pediatrician can compare children his own age

ADHD

ADHD is a medical condition linked to chemical imbalance in the brain, officially recognized by medical experts incl. the Surgeon General

Diagnosing ADHD

It is difficult to diagnose ADHD in children under 5. This is because many preschool children have some ADHD symptoms in various situations.

Sleep and ADHD

Children who do not seem to require much sleep at all may be exhibiting symptoms of ADHD. Source

toddler distracted

toddlers who are constantly distracted by sights and sounds may be exhibiting symptoms of ADHD. Source

Mercury and ADHD

Nearly all fish and shellfish contain traces of mercury, which can zap kids’ ability to think and concentrate.

For children, these potential side effects occur with much lower levels of exposure than for adults. Kids with ADHD to avoid high mercury fish including shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish.

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Teaching colors and shaped for Valentine’s Day

Toddler activities for Valentine’s Day naturally lends itself to reinforcing the color red, understanding that there are different shades of red and teaching the heart shape.

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School and ADHD

School creates multiple challenges for kids with attention deficit disorder, but with patience and an effective plan to overcome these obstacles, your child with ADD/ADHD can thrive in the classroom.

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Evaluating ADHD

Until the last few years, many school systems were reluctant to evaluate a child with ADHD. But recent laws have made clear the school’s obligation to the child suspected of having ADHD that is affecting adversely his or her performance in school.
From: National Institute of Mental Health

Advocating for ADHD

For kids with ADHD, you are your child’s best advocate. To be a good advocate for your child, learn as much as you can about ADHD and how it affects your child at home, in school, and in social situations.
From: National Institute of Mental Health

Teaching for ADHD

When teaching ADHD/ADD Children, allow them to respond orally unless the exersise is a writing exersise.
From: The Westfield Academy