When a child has Attention Deficit Disorder, you may find that you try to speak to him/her and they lose attention quickly and/or look away. It is hard to get them to focus, especially on school work. A child with ADD may also struggle to listen to a set of instructions given to them. They will struggle to filter out information from a conversation to focus on one thing, and may lose objects (toys, homework, etc) easily. Below is a list of common Attention Deficit Disorder symptoms. Click here to read more about ADD.

ADD Symptoms

  • Struggles to sustain attention.
  • Doesn’t listen well.
  • Inability to follow through with tasks. Will leave steps unfinished.
  • Doesn’t give close attention to detail.
  • Difficulty organizing tasks and activities.
  • May struggle with motor planning skills.
  • May appear shy, off in their own world, or day dreaming.
  • Avoids engagement in tasks that require sustained mental effort.
  • Easily distracted.
  • Struggles to filter out information from a conversation to focus on one thing.
  • Loses things easily (toys, books, homework, etc).
  • Forgetful
  • May appear un-motivated.
  • Day dreams
  • May make careless mistakes.

Symptoms can vary from person to person and no two children are the same, so your child may also display different symptoms than the ones listed above. Despite your child’s diagnosis, these interventions can be helpful.

If you think your child has Attention Deficit Disorder you should consult a professional. It can be beneficial to find out if your child is ADD. This helps with conversations with the teacher and daycare’s to understand your child better.

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