Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Children who have ADHD display difficulty when it comes to paying attention and concentrating. ADHD affects a child's ability to follow directions, and to stay focused on the task at hand. Children may become easily frustrated or bored with tasks. They may fidget or find it hard to sit still. These behaviors interfere with a child's ability to function at school and at home. ADHD can be diagnosed at any age, but the age of onset is believed to be around the age of 5.
Symptoms of ADHD include:
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Chadd (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a non-profit organization created in response to parents and their children with ADHD who were dealing with frustration and feelings of isolation. Chadd provides, information, support and advocacy for those with ADHD.