Symptoms of ADHD in children

Children with ADHD often struggle with completing tasks, staying organized, and managing their emotions. It can have a significant impact on academic performance, social interactions, relationships, and overall quality of life. The symptoms of the disorder can be categorised into inattention and hyperactivity and impulsivity problems.

The main signs and symptoms of inattentiveness are:

  • Having a short attention span and being easily distracted.
  • Making careless mistakes.
  • Appearing forgetful or losing things.
  • Being unable to stick to tasks that are tedious or time-consuming.
  • Unable to listen to or carry out instructions.
  • Constantly shifting from activity or task.
  • Having difficulty in organising tasks.

The main signs of hyperactivity and impulsiveness are:

  • Being unable to sit still,
  • Constantly fidgeting and feeling restless
  • Being unable to concentrate on tasks
  • Excessive physical movement and talking
  • Unable to take turns and interrupting conversations
  • little or no sense of danger

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Types of ADHD test for kids, children, or teens

Conners 3rd Edition C by Keith Conners

The Conners 3rd Edition is a thorough assessment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

  • 6-18 years - Age Range
  • 20 minutes - Time taken

Attention Deficit Disorders Evaluation

The ADDES-5 diagnoses ADHD in children. To be filled by primary observers of the student’s

  • 4-18 years - Age Range
  • 30 minutes - Time taken

ADHD Scale by Neeta Jain and Gunthey Ravi

The test is completed by teachers, parents, or others familiar with the individual and helps in a reliable diagnosis of ADHD in children.

  • 3-15 years - Age Range
  • 20 minutes - Time taken

Attention Deficit Hyper Disorder (ADHD)

ADHD test is a Learning Disability test which is designed to diagnose the children for inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity.

  • 9-12 years - Age Range
  • 20 minutes - Time taken

Frequently Asked Questions

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder. ADHD primarily is seen as inattention, hyperactive and impulsive behaviour. Children as young as 4 years can be diagnosed with ADHD. It is prevalent in childhood but sometimes goes undiagnosed for many children. Adults can also be given a diagnosis of ADHD with the help of psychometric assessments.

There are many psychometric assessments that can be used to assess ADHD. Some popularly used assessments are

  • Conners 3rd Edition C by Keith Conners
  • ADDES-5 by Stephen B. McCarney & Tamara J. Arthaud
  • ADHD Scale by Neeta Jain and Gunthey Ravi
  • Attention Deficit Hyper Disorder (ADHD) Dr Khan Zeenat Muzaffar

It is important to understand the signs and symptoms of ADHD. A free test can be taken to screen if you feel that your child may be showing symptoms of ADHD.

These are the few signs/symptoms to look out for -:

  • A short attention span.
  • Being distracted easily.
  • Losing items or being forgetful about things.
  • Always changing from one task to another.
  • Hyperactivity: difficulty sitting still or in one place for a long time.

There are many treatment options, and what works best can depend on the individual child and family. To find the most effective options, it is recommended that parents work closely with others involved in their child’s life—healthcare providers, therapists, teachers, etc. ADHD can be treated through a combination of therapy and medications.