Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: What is it?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a recognised medical condition where a child will act or behave on impulse. This behaviour in a child with ADHD is to extremes and has a huge impact on the child’s everyday life. The brain in a child with ADHD will not connect and communicate with the other parts of the brain in a normal way. This will affect the child’s thinking, ability to learn, and ability to control their own behaviour.
Three types of ADHD:
Inattentive: Concentration and attention problems, issues remembering instructions and completing a task.
Hyperactive/impulsive type: Extreme amount of energy, can’t relax, and behaves without thought.
Combined ADHD: Concentration issues, hyperactive, and is impulsive.
Behavioural issues that:
Behavioural problems are only ever linked to ADHD if your child has six signs or symptoms from the following list.
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