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What is ADHD like?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a type of neurodivergence – a difference in how the brain is wired. ADHD is a neurodevelopmental condition, in that the behavioural features of ADHD appear by age 12.

ADHD has two key areas to consider:

-1- Difficulty regulation attention includes:

(a) difficulty with sustained attention (being able to stay on task for a period of time), 
(b) avoiding tasks that require sustaining attention,

(c) losing objects, 
(d) forgetfulness,

(e) easily distracted, 

(f) may find it challenging to break large projects into smaller parts,

(g) overlook details (and make little mistakes),

(h) daydreaming, and

(i) appearing not to listen

-2- Hyperactivity and impulsivity features include:

(a) talking excessively,

(b) interrupting others, 
(c) being restless,

(d) fidgeting in their seat,

(e) have difficulty sitting still,

(f) have difficulty being in silence,

(g) have difficulty waiting their turn and appearing impatient,

(h) have difficulty engaging in relaxing activities and

(i) have difficulty resting

There are three primary types of ADHD


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