There are three main types ofattention deficit disorder, including the Predominantly Inattentive Type, in which children have six or more of the following symptoms:
• Fails to give close attention to details or makes carelessmistakes in schoolwork, or other activities.
• Has difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities.
• Does not seem to listen when spoken to directly
• Does not followthrough on instructions and fails to finish schoolwork, chores, or duties in the workplace.
• Has difficulty organizing tasks and activities
• Avoids, dislikes, or is reluctant to engage in tasksthat require sustained mental effort, such as schoolwork or homework.
• Loses things necessary for tasks or activities, such as toys, school assignments, pencils, books or tools.
• Iseasily distracted by extraneous stimuli.
• Is forgetful in daily activities.
Other children have a Predominantly Hyperactive Type of ADHD, and have six or more of the following symptoms:
•Fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat.
• Leaves seat in classroom or in other situations in which remaining seated is expected.
• Runs about or climbs excessively in situations in whichit is inappropriate.
• Has difficulty playing or engaging in leisure activities quietly.
• Often talks excessively.
• Blurts out answers before questions have been completed.