ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER

 

DESE’s Disability Definitions and Related Links

Learn About Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, National Institute of Mental Health (NIH)

“Trouble with executive function can affect people in different ways. The difficulties often look like the signs of ADHD. That’s because ADHD is a problem with executive function. ”  The Understood Team

Executive Functioning and/or ADD?

  • Difficulty initiating and completing tasks
  • Difficulty with time management and prioritizing
  • Forgetting what they just heard
  • Difficulty following instructions
  • Difficulty managing rule or routing changes
  • Difficulty switching focus from one task to another
  • Fixating on things
  • Difficulty organizing their thoughts or retelling in a sequential manner
  • Difficulty keeping track of their possessions

Videos on ADHD

Let’s Talk About Sustained Attention