Translate
Search
    
School Logo

Cutcombe Church of England First School

Love, Learn, Live and Grow together

Get in touch

    

ADHD

What is ADHD?

 

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.

 

A person with ADHD may:

  • have a short attention span and be easily distracted
  • make careless mistakes
  • appear to be forgetful or lose things
  • be unable to stick to tasks which are time consuming
  • appear to be unable to stick to tasks which are time consuming
  • appear to be unable to listen or follow instructions
  • constantly change activity or task
  • have difficulty organising tasks
  • be unable to sit still even in calm environments
  • lack fine motor skills - poor handwriting
  • be constantly fidgeting
  • be unable to concentrate during tasks
  • talk excessively
  • be unable to wait their turn
  • act without thinking
  • interrupt conversations
  • have little or no sense of danger
  • start tasks without finishing one first
  • have poor organisation
  • get out of seat/walk around a lot

 

Useful links

 

NHS ADHD

ADHD UK

Top