Find out if your child’s forgetfulness and daydreaming could be signs of ADHD.
All children get distracted at some point; they daydream, they talk out of turn, and they don’t always listen as attentively as we would like. Of course, if these problems have become the norm, it might be time to turn to our Oak Lawn, IL, pediatrician, Dr. Ayman Rawda, to find out if something more is going on.
Signs of ADHD in Children
When people picture a child with ADHD, they often picture a rambunctious child that can’t seem to sit still or pay attention in class. They are often disruptive and full of energy. While this is sometimes the case, it isn’t always. In fact, sometimes children with ADHD are the exact opposite. They may sit quietly but their attention is a million miles away. They often seem like they are daydreaming or in another world.
The top three traits associated with ADHD are,
Children do not have to exhibit all of these traits to have ADHD. While having all three traits is a common form of ADHD, it isn’t the only one. Let’s break down these three traits for you:
Your child has trouble focusing on any task, no matter how much they might enjoy it. They have trouble finishing schoolwork, especially if it bores them. They often jump from task to task never completing one. They may make careless mistakes or have trouble with organizing their work. They may not remember instructions that a teacher has given them, or they may often misplace their homework or schoolbooks.
As you might imagine, a hyperactive child is one that can’t seem to sit still, and are commonly found bursting with energy. This often leads to them having trouble playing quietly and becoming a disruption in class. You may also notice that, along with their hyperactivity, they also have a short temper or are excessively chatty.
While most children will have some issues with self-control, children with ADHD find it especially difficult to keep their self-control in check. This means that they are prone to outbursts and have a tendency to act without thinking. They may interrupt conversations or jump ahead in line or shout out answers before being called on.
If your child is displaying these symptoms, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they have ADHD. There are other problems such as psychological conditions, behavioral disorders, or learning disorders that could also lead to these same symptoms, which is why it’s a good idea to turn to your pediatrician in Oak Lawn, IL, to find out what’s going on and how to best handle it.
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