(ADHD or ADD)
ADHD or ADD?
ADHD / ADD is a common behavioral disorder that affects an estimated 8%
to 10% of school-age children.
Boys are about three times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with
Children with ADHD act without thinking, are hyperactive, and have
They understand what's expected of them.
They have trouble following through because they can't sit still, pay
attention, or attend to details.
Many children act this way at times, particularly when they're anxious
Children with ADHD show these symptoms over a longer period of
time and occur in different settings.
They impair a child's ability to function socially, academically, and
help children with ADHD / ADD
child’s environment in
such a way as to support
routines, promote organization
regarding time, space, and activity, and decrease disruptive
Set limits that are appropriate
Retain a positive, enjoyable relationship with the child.
Encourage his/her self-esteem.
Help the child develop appropriate social behaviours with
peers and adults outside of school in both one-to-one and small group
Parents may have difficulty carrying out the activities outlined above
because they themselves have ADHD and/or
another condition (e.g., depression, anxiety, substance abuse).
If you suspect you may have ADHD / ADD try the following self-check