Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder that affects a person’s ability to pay attention, to concentrate, and to control their behavior. This affects children and teenagers and can continue to adulthood.
It is important to recognize the symptoms of ADHD as early as possible to take the necessary measures in assisting with the child’s development.
The symptoms of ADHD can be categorized into inattentiveness, and hyperactivity and impulsiveness.
- Having a short attention span
- Making careless mistakes
- Appearing forgetful
- Inability to stick to tasks that take a longer time to accomplish
- Being unable to carry out instructions or listening
- Constantly changing tasks without finishing them
Hyperactivity and Impulsiveness
- Being unable to sit still even in quiet environments
- Constant fidgeting
- Inability to concentrate on tasks
- Excessive physical movement
- Being impatient for their turn
- Acting without thinking
- Interrupting discussions/conversations
We must be vigilant when it comes to the development of our children because these disorders when left untreated can lead to more developmental problems further down the road. Instead of constantly berating them for these behaviors we should look inward and foster a nurturing environment for children that suffer from these behaviors.
Coach Benjamin Mizrahi. Educator. Learning Specialist. Family Coach. Father. Husband.
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