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Does Your Child have ADHD?
By Teresa Welsh



Does your child have ADHD?

Many parents today are wondering if their child has ADHD

What are the symptoms of an ADHD child?

ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. There are three types of ADHD and they are Inattentive, Hyperactive and Impulsive. Parents need to be aware of the symptoms so children can get the appropriate help from license psychologist or Developmental Pediatric physicians.

Children who have symptoms of Inattentive may:

• Often fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork, work, or other activities

• Often has difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities

• Often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly

• Often does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish schoolwork, chores, or duties in the workplace

• Often has difficulty organizing tasks and activities

• Often daydreams

• Often avoids, dislikes, or is reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort (such as schoolwork or homework)

• Often loses things necessary for tasks or activities (e.g., school assignments, pencils, books, or tools)

• Is often easily distracted by people talking or walking by them

• Is often forgetful in daily activities

Children who have symptoms of hyperactivity may:

• Fidget and squirm in their seats

• Talk nonstop

• Dash around, touching or playing with anything and everything in sight

• Have trouble sitting still during dinner, school, and story time

• Be constantly in motion

• Have difficulty doing quiet tasks or activities.

Children who have symptoms of impulsivity may:

• Be very impatient

• Blurt out inappropriate comments

• Have difficulty waiting for things they want or waiting their turns in games

• Often interrupt conversations or others' activities.

• Often has aggressive behavior

• Act without thinking

Your child may have four or more of these symptoms and it is important to get him evaluated so he can get the appropriate resources in school.

Here are some tips on setting these kids up for success. In your home you should have a routine doing homework. If they have multiple subjects then chunk your assignments by doing homework for 15 minutes and have him take a 10 minute break. A timer on the stove works well.

I am having workshops through out the East Valley to help parents at home with their child’s behavior and provide tips on organization and studying. My website is teresawelsh.com and I specialize in ADHD and Asperger children since two of my children have these gifts.




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Teresa Welsh, Kids Reaching New Heights
1333 E. Mead Dr.
Chandler, AZ 85249
602-531-0230

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