Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders. Some signs of ADHD are being easily distracted, excessive talking, forgetfulness, avoids doing tasks that require prolonged mental effort, failing to finish their work (schoolwork, work, chores, etc), struggling with attention to detail or making careless mistakes, movement when inappropriate, etc.


ADHD Types

Predominantly Inattentive Presentation – Hard to organize or finish a task.
Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Presentation – Impulsive, fidgets, talks a lot, interrupts frequently, and grabs things from others.
Combined Presentation – Symptoms of both types are equally present.


What is a Neurodevelopmental Disorder?

Neurodevelopmental Disorders are characterized by a group of different disorders that typically have an onset during the developmental period. The disorders are demonstrated by impairments of personal, social, academic, or occupational functioning which typically begin prior to or shortly after beginning grade school. The level of impairment varies on a spectrum.


Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders include:

  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Communication Disorders (i.e. language disorder)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Specific Learning Disorder
  • Motor Disorders (i.e. Tic Disorder)
  • Others