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We all know kids who can’t sit still, who never seem to listen, blurt out inappropriate comments, or don’t follow instructions no matter how you present them.

While it’s normal for kids to forget their homework, daydream during class, or act without thinking, inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity are also signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. ADHD makes it difficult for a person to inhibit their spontaneous responses, including everything from movement to speech to assertiveness.

Some children with ADHD may be constantly in motion, bouncing off the walls and disrupting others around them. Other children with ADHD may sit quietly, with their attention miles away.

There are three primary characteristics of ADHD: Inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, though all three aren’t always prominent in one child.

Children with ADHD may:

  • Have trouble staying focused or get easily distracted
  • Appear not to be listening when spoken to
  • Constant fidgeting and squirming
  • Talk excessively
  • Act without thinking
  • Interrupt often or say the wrong thing at the wrong time
  • Have a quick temper or “short fuse.”

Whether or not your child’s symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity are due to ADHD, they can cause problems if left untreated. Children who can’t focus or control themselves or get into trouble at school often find it hard to make friends. These frustrations can lead to low self-esteem and friction for the whole family.

Treatment can dramatically improve your child’s symptoms. With the proper support, your child can get on track for success in all areas of life.

If you want to learn more about ADHD therapy, contact us today for a free consultation. We would be happy to share how we can help your child achieve success and grow.