Signs my Child may have ADHD

Signs my Child may have ADHD

When we hear the word ‘ADHD’, we often think as hyperactivity as the main symptom, however, there are many other characteristics that we are able to look out for. Below is a checklist of characteristics of a child or adult who may have ADHD.

                      • Poor Coordination, Clumsy or an odd posture
                      • You have difficulty coordinating movements and muscles may seem floppy
                      • You walk on your toes
                      • Poor sense of balance
                      • You have repetitive motor mannerisms
                      • You have poor depth perception
                      • You cannot cross your eyes
                      • You have poor spatial orientation
                      • You are hypersensitive to sound
                      • You compulsively touch things
                      • You don’t like the feeling of clothes on your arms or legs
                      • You have a poor sense of smell
                      • Hearing in your left ear is more difficult than in your right
                      • Your behaviour can be described as manic
                      • You sometimes have dark or violent thoughts
                      • You sometimes have panic or anxiety attacks
                      • You occasionally have outbursts of anger or fear
                      • You have a hard time staying focused on things around you for longer than a few minutes
                      • You can’t sit still
                      • You have a hard time going to sleep
                      • You don’t get it when someone uses sarcasm or irony
                      • You don’t get the moral of a story
                      • You have a hard time making decisions
                      • You are direct to the point
                      • You have allergies
                      • You have one or more autoimmune disorder
                      • You crave certain foods, especially dairy and wheat products.

You may use this checklist, however, if you have concerns, we advise that you speak to your child’s teacher and/or paediatrician.

Note: Do not use this checklist to determine whether your child has autism.