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Many parents come to the consultation concerned about the difficulties and problems that their children present in some areas, mainly at school and at home. From school they usually warn that the child is very restless, it is difficult for him to attend in class, it is difficult for them to accept the rules, he does not finish the tasks, he is very impulsive in his behaviors, behavior problems may even appear (they get angry, they fight, they answer wrong in class ....) Could it be that the child could have ADHD?
It must be clear that to establish that a child has a Attention Deficit and / or Hyperactivity Disorder, The diagnosis must be made by the appropriate professionals, who will perform the appropriate tests, and confirm or rule out ADHD. However, there are some signs that can warn you of the presence of the disorder.
ADHD is one of the disorders that can affect school-age children and that affects their academic, social and family life. An adequate diagnosis is essential to confirm or rule out this disorder and carry out the appropriate therapeutic intervention.
Not all children who are restless and move have this disorder, but there are some signs that can make us ADHD. It must occur in two or more areas of the child's life (family and school, for example). Here are some of them
1. Difficulties paying attention to day-to-day tasks that do not have high stimulation value (in the classroom they are easily distracted, in conversations they get lost because they do not pay attention to what is said ...)
2. They are careless and tend to lose things (diaries, clothes, school supplies ...).
3. They don't seem to listen.
4. They seem to be in their world and tend to wander.
5. They make careless mistakes, that is, 'because they don't notice'.
6. It costs them finish tasks and activities, something that also happens in their games.
7. It is difficult for them to internalize routines and habitual tasks.
8. They usually make noises with their mouths, tap their feet ...
9. Has inappropriate behaviors for the context in which they are (getting up in class, climbing on tables, climbing and running, etc.).
10. They can't seem to wait. They find it hard to wait their turn, both in conversations and in games or other activities. They answer questions ahead of time and demand speed in their demands.
11. They interrupt others' conversations or games with other children.
12. They seem to act first and then think.
13. They can get frustrated easily, get angry or are very explosive in their reactions.
14. It seems that they cannot be still for long, sitting for example.
These characteristics make it difficult and interfere with the day-to-day life of children and their families, giving rise to problems that they do not know how to deal with. In addition to these signs, there are problems and difficulties in learning and in the classroom.
15. Difficulties and reading problems and the writing.
16. Irregular handwriting, poor organization on the paper, their jobs messy ...
17. They make careless mistakes, for example, in basic operations they forget what they are carrying, they misplace the figures, they skip steps, they forget data in solving problems, etc.
18. In class they are restless, more aware of their classmates and their surroundings than of the teacher's explanations.
19. They do not write tasks on the agenda.
20. It seems that they don't accept the rules.
21. Sometimes they have behavior problems in the classroom.
22. They have bad relationships with their peers.
These signs or signals can alert us to the presence of an attention deficit and / or hyperactivity disorder. They do not have to occur all or in the same intensity, but the presence of some of them can make us suspicious and we should go to the appropriate professionals to assess these difficulties in the child. Only in this way can an accurate diagnosis of ADHD be made so that, from that moment, certain guidelines are established to help the child.
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