We all know people who can’t sit still, who never seem to listen, who blurt out inappropriate comments or don’t follow instructions no matter how clearly you present them.
While it’s normal to occasionally forget items, daydream during class or act without thinking, inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity are also possible signs of attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder or AD/HD. AD/HD makes it difficult for a person to inhibit their spontaneous responses, including everything from movement to speech to assertiveness.
Some individuals with AD/HD may be constantly in-motion, bouncing off the walls and disrupting others around them. Others may sit quietly, with their attention miles away.
There are three primary characteristics of AD/HD: Inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, though all three aren’t always prominent in one child.
Individuals with AD/HD may:
- Have trouble staying focused or get easily distracted
- Appear not to be listening when spoken to
- Constantly fidget and squirm
- Talk excessively
- Act without thinking
- Interrupt often, or say the wrong thing at the wrong time
- Have a quick temper or “short fuse”
Treatment can make a dramatic difference in challenges associated with AD/HD. With the right support, it’s possible to get on track for success in all areas of life.
If you’re interested in learning more about AD/HD focused therapy, contact me today for a free consultation. I would be happy to share how I can help you or your child achieve success and grow.