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.

Recommendations:

  • Occupational Therapy

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