Has someone commented that your child is exhibiting signs of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? This complex mental health disorder is likely to affect your child in both their progress at school and how they relate to people. In some cases, you may fail to notice that your child is suffering from this disorder at an early stage since the symptoms of ADHD vary and are sometimes are difficult to identify.
Thus to make a diagnosis and concluded that your child has ADHD requires evaluating the child’s behavior under certain organized criteria. This is very important to finding proper adhd treatment.Otherwise, some symptoms are likely to be overlooked as normal for any child. It usually comes out more evidently at teenage, however; a diagnosis can be made at the age of 7 years and above.
Common symptoms likely to be prominent in a child with this disorder
One of the major signs that should alarm you is the persistent behavior to fail to recognize and respect other people’s needs and desires. In such cases, the child will often interrupt other while they talk or will tend to insist on being the only one who is talking while the rest listen. At school, they may be having trouble being patient to wait for their turn to participate in class or outdoor activities
If your child is having trouble controlling their emotion then its time, you gave them a closer look. They may be involved in outbursts of anger unnecessarily, crying most of the time or very high tempers
Leaving activities unfinished
A child may be showing a lot of interest in many different things. They will start the activities psyched up only to leave them uncompleted or halfway with no interest in coming back to complete them. Eventually, they will be moving from one thing to the next that catches their attention.
Poor focus and increased tendency to make mistakes
The child has poor attention even when someone is speaking to them and at times will pay no attention at all. When you ask them what you have told them, they cannot even utter a word of whatever you were saying. They will also have a tendency not to follow instructions ending up making mistakes that could have been avoided.
Immediately you see this persistent behavior then it is time to take action before it goes out of hand. The condition is treatable. The key thing is to make and early diagnosis after which you can set up an appointment with a child psychologist who will help them grow out of this behavior gradually.