Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has three categories that are important to understand when evaluating a person who may have this condition. Here are the three subsects as well as their various symptoms:
Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is now considered an outdated term and now falls into this category. A person who has this type may come off as spacey or apathetic. Other symptoms are:
- Doesn’t seem to be listening to others when spoken to.
- Has difficulty organizing tasks and projects.
- Is easily distracted.
Stereotypically, this is the form that people think of when they think about ADHD. The image they have in their minds is usually a child bouncing off the walls nonstop. Other symptoms are:
- Fidgets constantly when they’re sitting.
- Always feels restless.
- Talks excessively.
Combined Type ADHD:
This form of ADHD applies to people who show six or more symptoms of both Inattentive and Hyperactive-Impulsive ADHD.
To read further into these three categories and their individual symptoms, please see ADDitude.
How Can Turn-About Ranch Help?
Many people who have ADHD also tend to have other disorders, like anxiety and depression. We take each student and focus on their individual needs. We teach students with ADHD the coping skills they need to manage their condition. We also work with them and help them focus on tasks, encouraging them from start to finish. If you believe that your child has ADHD, but aren’t sure, take this quiz here to analyze their behavior.