In support of ADHD Awareness month, the Axcis October Giveaway is to win a copy of the book “Helping Kids and Teens with ADHD in School”. Find out more about ADHD and how you can enter our FREE draw to win a copy of this useful SEND resource here.
ADHD – what is it?
The NHS tell us that:
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.
Symptoms of ADHD can be categorised into two types of behavioural problems.
These categories are:
- hyperactivity and impulsiveness
Most people with ADHD have problems that fall into both these categories, but this isn’t always the case.
For example, some people with the condition may have problems with inattentiveness, but not with hyperactivity or impulsiveness. This form of ADHD is also known as attention deficit disorder (ADD). ADD can sometimes go unnoticed because the symptoms may be less obvious.
Symptoms in children and teenagers
The symptoms of ADHD in children and teenagers are well defined, and they’re usually noticeable before the age of six. They occur in more than one situation, such as at home and at school.
The main signs of each behavioural problem are detailed below.
The main signs of inattentiveness 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 at 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
Hyperactivity and impulsiveness
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
These symptoms can cause significant problems in a child’s life, such as underachievement at school, poor social interaction with other children and adults, and problems with discipline.
WIN! A copy of Helping Kids and Teens with ADHD in School
Using tried-and-tested strategies this fully-photocopiable book will help you to work collaboratively with pupils to learn, test strategies, set goals and develop support plans around individual needs. If you can’t wait to see if you’ve won a copy, you can always buy one today at SEN Books!
How to enter the Axcis October Giveaway
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