How do you tell if my child has ADD?
Symptoms of inattention in children:
- Has trouble staying focused; is easily distracted or gets bored with a task before it’s completed.
- Appears not to listen when spoken to.
- Has difficulty remembering things and following instructions; doesn’t pay attention to details or makes careless mistakes.
What are the 9 symptoms of ADHD?
Here are 14 common signs of ADHD in children.
- Self-focused behavior. A common sign of ADHD is what looks like an inability to recognize other people’s needs and desires.
- Trouble waiting their turn.
- Emotional turmoil.
- Problems playing quietly.
- Unfinished tasks.
- Lack of focus.
How do I get my child tested for ADHD?
The doctor’s or specialist’s role
- Obtain a thorough medical and family history.
- Order or conduct a general physical and/or neurological exam.
- Lead a comprehensive interview with you, your child, and your child’s teacher(s)
- Use standardized screening tools for ADHD.
- Observe your child at play or school.
At what age does a child get diagnosed with ADHD?
Most children aren’t checked for ADHD until they’re school age, but kids as young as 4 can be diagnosed, according to guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). At that age, many kids are active and impulsive.