Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADHD is a medical diagnosis that can only be determined by a physician. Students that have ADHD should not be considered lazy or stupid. What they are is smart, active, students. Below are some characteristics a student with ADHD may seem to exhibit: * Short attention spans * Problems with organization * Fail to pay attention to detail * Unable to maintain attention * Have trouble listening even when spoken to directly * Fail to finish their work * Make lots of mistakes * Fidget and squirm * Have difficulty staying seated * Talk too much * Have trouble taking turns in games or activities * Interrupt or intrude on others There are several categories of ADHD and students identified with ADHD may only seem to exhibit a few of these characteristics. To find out more about ADHD please check out the websites listed below: ADHD information www.adhdinfo.com National Institute of Mental Health www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/adhd.cfm The Results Project www.resultsproject.net The information presented in these websites is not endorsed or supported by this educational department. It is provided only for informational purposes.