ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and is often picked up when children are young and are struggling to:
Things normally get better as children get older, but some adults are affected all their lives. ADHD affects more boys than girls.What does ADHD look like?
School or college can be difficult places for young people with ADHD. The need to concentrate is tough and they can appear as if:
So it’s important teachers know if you have ADHD. They need to know how it affects you, how it impacts your learning and what support you need.
At home you’ll probably need support and somewhere quiet to get your homework and other stuff done.
ADHD can be managed with medication and behaviour management strategies.ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
ADD which stands for Attention Deficit Disorder has similar symptoms to ADHD, but without the hyperactivity. The main problem for people experiencing ADD is poor concentration.
If you have a number of things to do make a list and set yourself timers for each task.
If you are in a meeting or lesson write down anything you are expected to do in a diary in case you forget.