Signs of ADD/ADHD

ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) are chronic conditions that affect a child’s social skills and education. ADD/ADHD brings about a multitude of problems, including difficulty focusing on tasks, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior. The symptoms, however, can vary and are often difficult to recognize. If you’re interested in ADD/ADHD testing or an evaluation, Pediatrics Levittown NY can help! Contact the Pediatric Associates of Plainview to make an appointment. 


Signs of ADD

As opposed to ADHD, those who present symptoms with ADD generally lack the hyperactivity element. Those with ADD can often appear disinterested and or disorganized. It is also not uncommon for them to be forgetful and struggle with following directions. Some other common signs include:

  • struggles with attention to detail, and exhibiting seemingly careless mistakesPediatrics Levittown NY
  • Difficulty paying attention
  • Appears not to listen 
  • Fails to follow through on direction and fails to complete projects
  • Struggles with organizing tasks and activities
  • Tend to avoid tasks that require sustained mental effort
  • Tend to misplace things needed for tasks or activities
  •  Easily distracted


Signs of ADHD

The main symptoms of ADHD  include inattention and hyperactive-compulsive behavior. These behaviors usually start before 12 years of age and can sometimes be noticeable in children as young as three years old. The symptoms can range from mild to moderate to severe and sometimes continue into their adult lives. These symptoms include:

  • Fidgeting with or tapping hands or feet, or being unable to sit still
  • Struggles to stay seated in the classroom or elsewhere
  • Constantly on the move
  • Being active, like climbing or running, at inappropriate times
  • Struggles doing things quietly
  • Talkative
  • Self-focused behavior resulting in interrupting and having trouble waiting their turn
  • Intruding in other’s conversations, games, or activities.
  • Forgetfulness 
  • Trouble keeping organized
  • Daydreaming
  • Making mistakes often
  • Lacking focus
  • Emotional turmoil


Pediatrics Levittown NY

If you are concerned your child may be showing signs of ADD/ADHD, Pediatrics Levittown NY can help. Among our many services, we offer testing and evaluation for ADD/ADHD and can advise you further on how to help your child succeed. Contact our office today to make an appointment!   

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