Understanding ADHD in Children With Waystone Psychology
ADHD is one of the most prevalent neurodevelopmental disorders in children. It is typically first diagnosed in childhood and may persist into maturity. Children with ADHD may struggle to focus, manage impulsive behaviours that cause them to act without considering the consequences, or control their level of activity. It is typical for kids to occasionally struggle with their attention spans and manners. However, these behaviours are not outgrown in children with ADHD. The symptoms persist, can be severe, and can make it difficult to interact with friends and family.
A child with ADHD might daydream a lot, forget or lose things a lot, squirm or fidget, talk too much, make careless mistakes or take unnecessary risks, have a hard time resisting temptation, have trouble taking turns or have difficulty getting along with others. Depending on which types of symptoms are strongest, an individual may struggle with predominantly inattentive presentation, predominantly hyperactive-impulsive presentation, or combined presentation.