Some of our children have a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It is a neurological disorder that occurs in 5% of school children. ADHD is a term used to describe children who have difficulty paying attention and whose behaviour is overactive and impulsive.
There are three broad types of ADHD, Inattentive, Hyperactive and Impulsive. Signs of the different types of ADHD may include-
- struggling to concentrate,
- being easily distracted,
- losing things,
- struggling with organisational skills
- not finishing tasks.
- often out of seat,
- running and/or climbing excessively,
- noisy when concentrating,
- always on the go
- talking excessively.
- Talks a lot
- Blurts out answers
- Struggles to take turns
- Interrupts others
It is a medical condition with a medical diagnosis. This is diagnosed by a Paediatrician. If you are concerned about your child please speak to your class teacher or Miss Evans, our SENDCo., who is able to refer you to a Paediatrician if needed.
In Worcestershire this is diagnosed by the Community Paediatric Team, whilst in Birmingham you will see the Community Paediatric Team, but your ADHD will be managed by the ADHD Team.
The following websites contain helpful information to find out more information.