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.
What are the first signs of ADHD?
Signs that your child has overly impulsive behaviors include:
- displaying extreme impatience with others.
- refusing to wait their turn when playing with other children.
- interrupting when others are talking.
- blurting out comments at inappropriate times.
- having difficulty controlling their emotions.
- being prone to outbursts.
Can a baby have ADHD?
These symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) may be detected in toddlers as early as 1 or 2 years of age. Signs of inattention — or inattentive ADHD — are rarely detectable until the child enters school.
Does my 4 year old have ADHD?
Children as young as age 4 can be diagnosed with ADHD. Some children outgrow the symptoms, but others may not. Research shows that 3-year-olds who show symptoms of ADHD are much more likely to meet the diagnostic criteria for ADHD by age 13.