ADHD

Question
Posted by: concerned mum | 2010/06/21

Q.

does my child have ADD?

how will i know if my child has ADD? I feel she does, but no one is diagnosing her. can u please help? what r the most common symptoms and who do i turn to?

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ADHD Expert

Dear Concerned Mum,

Broadly speaking, ADD is an inability to focus ones attention on the task at hand; it can be accompanied by hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour. Typical symptoms usually involve making careless mistakes, ignoring/not taking note of details, loosing/forgetting things on a regular basis, difficulty remembering everyday tasks struggling to organise oneself and/or activities.

These behaviours are found in everyone at some point or another; it is important to determine the degree and occurance of the instances described above together with a number of other factors.

The best route is to contact the Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Support group of Southern Africa (ADHASA) at www.adhasa.co.za or (011) 888 7655; they will be able to put you in touch with an educational psychologist in your area.

Best wishes,
Delia

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Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2010/06/22

Dear Concerned Mum,

Broadly speaking, ADD is an inability to focus ones attention on the task at hand; it can be accompanied by hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour. Typical symptoms usually involve making careless mistakes, ignoring/not taking note of details, loosing/forgetting things on a regular basis, difficulty remembering everyday tasks struggling to organise oneself and/or activities.

These behaviours are found in everyone at some point or another; it is important to determine the degree and occurance of the instances described above together with a number of other factors.

The best route is to contact the Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Support group of Southern Africa (ADHASA) at www.adhasa.co.za or (011) 888 7655; they will be able to put you in touch with an educational psychologist in your area.

Best wishes,
Delia

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