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Which of the 3 types of ADHD does your daughter have?

Which of the 3 types of ADHD does your daughter have?

Did you know that there are 3 types of ADHD? They fall into the following categories:

INATTENTION

  • Has low “attention to detail” skills, tending to produce work that shows careless mistakes and is messy
  • Can be easily distracted by small noises and sights that would escape the notice of most people
  • Has difficulty maintaining attention on a project or task
  • Changes from one task to another without completing either task
  • Has a tendency to procrastinate
  • Can be disorganized; forgetful
  • Does not complete tasks, homework, chores, etc.
  • Has a hard time listening and paying attention during a conversation
  • Has Difficulty remembering / following directions during games / in social situations

HYPERACTIVITY

  • Has a tendency to be fidgety or squirmy while seated
  • Frequently leaves seat to walk or run around
  • Is prone to run or climb on things even in social settings that do not facilitate running and climbing. Teens and adults may simply appear restless in a social setting.
  • Has difficulty with relaxing or simply playing quietly
  • Has a tendency to be always moving
  • Is prone to excessive chatter

IMPULSIVITY

  • Can be impatient
  • Interrupts others, in the classroom or socially
  • Answers questions while the question is still being asked; often forgets to raise a hand to answer
  • Doesn’t wait in turn
  • Has a tendency to intrude or interrupt to the point of friction / conflict with others

This is particularly important to understand when it comes to getting girls with attention struggles an accurate diagnosis, because it's common for girls to have ADHD without hyperactivity.

If your daughter has shown any of the symptoms below, ask yourself:

1. Did these symptoms shown up before she was 7 years old?

2. Are these symptoms present in more than one setting? (e.g., at home and school)

3. Are these symptoms negatively affecting her ability fo function normally in school, work and social settings?

If you answered "yes" to all three questions above, you may want to have your daughter evaluated for ADHD by a doctor. 

Although LearningRx doesn't diagnose ADHD, our 1-on-1 brain trainings programs have improved the the cognitive performance of clients with many diagnoses, including ADHD. In fact, more clients come to us diagnosed with ADHD than any other condition. If you're ready to take the first step, schedule a Brain Skills Assessment to get insight into your daughter's cognitive strengths and weaknesses—and find out how personal brain training can help make learning easier and faster!

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