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If your child’s behavior is interfering with their ability to be successful at home or in school, and their behavior isn’t age or situation appropriate, your child may have ADD/ADHD.

At Home
• Has boundless energy, can’t sit school and is restless, some body part is always moving
• Lethargic, sits around, has no energy
• Trouble getting started on tasks
• Trouble staying focused on repetitive tasks
• Can’t do homework independently, unorganized
• Easily distracted by changes in the environment such as smells and sounds
• Starts a lot of projects but doesn’t finish them
• Can focus on video games and TV for long periods of time, but not reading or other non-preferred tasks
• Extremely impatient, has difficulty waiting
• Doesn’t listen to directions or follow multi-step directions well
• Can be impulsive, start arguments, have a low tolerance to frustration and have rage attacks
• Always rushing through tasks, makes many mistakes
• Hates to go to bed
• Difficult to wake up in the morning
• Restless sleeper
• Has a messy room and backpack, misplaces items constantly
• Can’t remember daily routines
• Interrupts conversations and/or talks excessively, butting into conversations
• May have a relative with ADD

At School
• Can’t sit still, always fidgeting
• Has trouble deciding what to pay attention to, teacher or classroom noises
• Has difficulty getting started on assignments, doesn’t know what the assignment is
• Has difficulty copying notes and assignments from the board
• Has very bad handwriting
• Appears to be daydreaming and can become distracted by his own thoughts
• Blurts out answers in class, can’t wait to be called on
• Has trouble waiting for his turn
• Starts arguments with others when things are calm
• Makes careless mistakes and won’t check his work
• Forgets to turn in homework assignments that he has completed
• Can do his schoolwork some days but not others
• Bossy with a strong sense of justice

For more information,and help determining if your child has the disorder, call It’s Aparent at 818 995-9757.