Many children suffer from ADD (Attention Deficit disorder) or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder). Whether or not your child suffers from ADD disorder can be judged from its symptoms.
Children suffering from ADD may have the following symptoms. They may not pay attention in their classes and often make careless mistakes in their schoolwork as well as at home. When you speak to them directly you may get confused whether they are listening to you or are engaged in their own thought. They can’t keep attention on their tasks.
Children with ADD or ADHD find difficulties in organizing activities. They often forget their toys or school assignments. They not only forget but also lose things like pencils or books easily. Such children dislike homework or any other kind of work which needs their mental involvement for a longer duration.
They fail to follow their teachers’ instructions. They do not even listen to their parents. They can easily get distracted by unrelated audio or visuals. They usually forget the given task and bounce to another task repeatedly.
The ADD symptoms in boys and girls differ. Girls usually daydream and are unable to pay attention in their classes whereas boys seem to be hyperactive. In comparison to girls, boys seem to be uncomfortable with the teachers.
But if your child is hyperactive or inattentive in school you can’t be sure that he is suffering from ADD. Their lack of attention can be due to some other reasons also. Therefore, consult your doctor and if he advices, go for ADHD treatment.
Apart from the above mentioned symptoms, there are three major Attention Deficit Disorder symptoms such as inattention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Furthermore, these symptoms are divided into 2 categories: 1) hyperactive impulsive behavior and 2) Inattentive. Some children fall under any one of these categories whereas some fall under both the categories. ADD is observed in children between 6 to 11 years of age.
There are various causes of ADD in children. If you detect any ADD symptoms or ADHD symptoms in your child you should consult your doctor and give your child ADD treatment. Take care of your child and do not scold or allow anyone else to scold him or her if he/she doesn’t perform well. Encourage your child and boost his or her confidence by giving love and affection.