Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral disorder that is characterized by hyperactivity, impulsivity and a poor attention span. Children experience a myriad of difficulties in school depending on how severe they are effected by the disorder. Some children experience greater problems with inattention such as listening, following instructions and distractibility. Children with ADHD may also experience problems with organization and have a tendency to misplace their belongings. Those with the hyperactivity-impulsive type of ADHD may have trouble remaining seated, exhibit difficulty playing quietly, excessively “calling out answers” and often challenged when having to wait their turn. There is a combined type of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder as well. Boys are diagnosed more commonly than girls.
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a behavioral disorder that is marked by consistent symptoms of inattention. Symptoms of ADD range on a spectrum from mild to severe and generally effect boys more so than girls.