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What is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder?

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood. Children with ADHD often have difficulty paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors or calming their body. 

Signs of ADHD:

  • Excessive daydreaming
  • Forgetting or losing things
  • Squirming and fidgeting
  • Talking too much
  • Making careless mistakes or taking unnecessary risks
  • Having a difficult time resisting temptation
  • Having trouble taking turns and/or getting along with others

Please note:

Symptoms and presentation may change over time.

ADHD presents in three ways:

  • Predominantly Inattentive Presentation
  • Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Presentation
  • Combined Presentation
Children with ADHD

If you suspect your child may have ADHD:

  • Talk with your pediatrician.

  • Pursue an evaluation. Miriam Learning Center offers psychological assessments that can identify ADHD, as well as other disorders like depression and anxiety, low self concept, and other mental health concerns.

With treatments such as occupational therapy, behavior therapy, classroom modifications and medication, children with ADHD can find great success in school and beyond.

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