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  • Attention Deficit Disorder  - known as ADD
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – known as ADHD

ADD is a similar disorder to ADHD but people with ADD are not hyperactive.

Some signs of ADD/ADHD are:

  • having a short attention span and being easily distracted
  • making careless mistakes – for example, in schoolwork
  • appearing forgetful or losing things
  • being unable to stick to tasks that are tedious or time-consuming
  • appearing to be unable to listen to or carry out instructions
  • constantly changing activity or task
  • having difficulty organising tasks

The main signs of hyperactivity and impulsiveness are:

  • being unable to sit still, especially in calm or quiet surroundings
  • constantly fidgeting
  • being unable to concentrate on tasks
  • excessive physical movement
  • excessive talking
  • being unable to wait their turn
  • acting without thinking
  • interrupting conversations
  • little or no sense of danger

Let's talk about ADHD, an animation from NCMH (National Centre for Mental Health)

Flynn Pharma ADHD Explainer from Motion Worx

About ADHD - A Guide for Children

The ADHD Foundation have produced a guide to ADHD for children, please click the button below to view this guide.

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There are some useful sites to look at for more information and support:



The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service.

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Information about hidden impairments including ADHD.

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Information about learning difficulties including ADHD.

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Young Minds

Information about children and young people’s emotional and behavioural problems including ADHD.

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Provides information and practical help to those with ADHD and their families.

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NHS Choices

Information about health including conditions such as ADHD.


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Information about ADD and ADHD. 

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Kent County Council Information for families about autism and ADHD

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