A child with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is likely to demonstrate some or all of the following behaviors:

  • Often fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat; feelings of restlessness
  • Has difficulty remaining seated when required to do so
  • Has difficulty waiting for his or her turn in games or group situations
  • Often blurts out answers to questions before the question has been completed
  • Has difficulty following through on instructions from others (not due to oppositional behavior or failure of comprehension)
  • Has difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities
  • Often shifts from one uncompleted activity to another
  • Has difficulty playing quietly
  • Often talks excessively
  • Often interrupts or intrudes on others, e.g., butts into other children’s games
  • Often does not seem to listen to what is being said to him or her
  • Often loses things necessary for tasks or activities at school or at home (e.g., toys, pencils, books)
  • Often engages in physically dangerous activities without considering possible consequences (not for the purpose of thrill-seeking) e.g., runs into street without looking

Causes of ADD

Modifications in Tutoring