People who have ADHD have trouble concentrating, staying still and being quiet, especially when doing school work or when there is a lot going on around them.
ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is a medical condition. A person with ADHD has differences in brain development and brain activity that affect attention, the ability to sit still, and self-control. ADHD can affect a child at school, at home, and in friendships.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of a group of behavior disorders where kids find it really hard to concentrate on what they are doing. They find it hard to make friends and often get into trouble at home or school for not listening properly or not paying attention to what they are doing.
Kids with ADHD may have signs from one, two, or all three of these categories:
Sometimes parents and teachers notice signs of ADHD when a child is very young. But it’s normal for little kids to be distractible, restless, impatient, or impulsive — these things don’t always mean that a child has ADHD. Even parents are finding out they may have ADHD when their children are diagnosed and may have had it their entire life without a diagnosis.
If you think your child may have ADHD or if you would like to learn more, contact your doctor and make an appointment.