Attention deficit disorder often goes unrecognized throughout childhood. However,if you find your child most of the times to be forgetful,disorganized,acting impulsively and finding it hard to stay still,then he may have ADD. If it’s left untreated,ADD can have a big impact on your child’s future life as a teenager and as an adult. Here is a more detailed list of symptoms that will tell you how to recognize the signs of ADD in children.
Signs of ADD in children
1.It is difficult,almost impossible to have your child’s attention if he is involved in an activity that he enjoys.
2.If your child doesn’t pay attention to things that others want him to do,then he may have ADD.
3.Another sign could be that your child notices unimportant details,which seem very important for him,yet he misses the main idea.
4.The school results do not reflect his true ability.
5.It is very difficult for your child to follow routines such as getting ready for bed or getting ready for school.
6.Your child needs attention and supervision every single time he has to do the homework.
7.If you ask your child to do something and he gets easily sidetracked from what you asked him to do,then he may have ADD.
8.The child finds very hard to wait in line,to cooperate or to share.
9.He has difficulty in waiting for his turn. For example,he interrupts others and he blurts out answers before a question is completed.
10.Your child gets into potentially dangerous situations very often.
11.He is very organized when he does something he likes,but otherwise is extremely chaotic.
12.He has Difficulty in adapting to changes in his routine.
13.Gets very easily bored. Most children are like that from time to time,but if your child is like that all the time,then he might have ADD.
14.He may seem unmotivated,lethargic and sluggish.
15.The child doesn’t have patience,it is very hard for him to wait in order to receive something. He just wants everything in this right moment.
16.His ability to control impulses doesn’t improve with age.
17.He is inconsistent in his behavior and work. He may be fine one day ,but not the next one.
18.The child seems on the go most of the time,as if he is being driven by a motor.
19.Difficulty in staying still in the classroom, in the church and during meals.
20.The child pays attention only to the things he wants to do. It is very hard for him,almost impossible to concentrate on things that you ask him to do.