What is ADHD: Attention deficit Hyperactivity disorder?
ADHD is a Disruptive Behavior Disorder characterized by the presence of a set of chronic and impairing behavior patterns that display abnormal levels of inattention, hyperactivity, or their combination. Inattention or Hyperactivity-Impulsivity Behavior has persisted for at least six months and to such a degree that it is maladaptive and inconsistent with developmental level often in such cases occupational therapy has a pertinent role to play.
Following are the signs of hyperactivity and in attention
- Feeling restless, often fidgeting with hands or feet, or squirming while seated.
- Running, climbing, or leaving a seat in situations where sitting or quiet behavior is expected.
- Having difficulty waiting in line or taking turns.
- Skipping of activities.
- Talks excessively.
- Can not play quietly.
- Often he does not respond to name call.
- Difficulty to complete the tasks / activities.
- Difficulty sustaining attention.
- Missing of details and becoming easily distracted.Makes careless mistakes in home work.
- Rarely following instructions .Often he/she does not follow the commands.
- Often he/she losing or forgetting things like toys, or pencils, books, and tools needed for a task.
- Frequently avoids doing things that require sustained mental effort.