Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

1) ADHD is related to abnormalities in brain functioning and development.

2)Other factors that may affect brains functioning and development:

  • Genetic factors
  • Toxins
  • Infections

3)ADHD is a  common behavioural disorder that affects 5% of school age children.

4)ADHD impairs a child’s ability in terms of

  • Academic
  • Emotional
  • Behaviour

How do you know if your child has ADHD?

  • the child fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat
  • the child often avoids, dislikes, or is reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort
  • the child is often continuously interrupting people
  • the child often has difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activity
  • the child often has difficulty awaiting turn