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ADD & ADHD

  • 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

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

 

addiss

ADDISS

The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service.

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hi2u

HI2U

Information about hidden impairments including ADHD.

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mindroom

Mindroom

Information about learning difficulties including ADHD.

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youngminds

Young Minds

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

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adders

ADDERS

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

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nhs v2

NHS Choices

Information about health including conditions such as ADHD.

 

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addadhd

ADDandADHD

Information about ADD and ADHD. 

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