Answer yes or no to the following questions:
1. Is it difficult for your child to stay focused on play or school work?
2. Does your child lack attention to detail or make careless mistakes?
3. Does your child have trouble listening when they are spoken to directly?
4. Does your child get distracted easily?
5. Does your child lack organization in performing tasks or activities?
6. Does your child lose things such as toys, school work, or books?
7. Does your child fail to follow through on instructions or fail to complete school work or chores?
8. Is your child often forgetful in daily activities?
9. Does your child avoid or dislike activities that require a lot of time or mental effort?
From time to time all children will exhibit any or all of the above. However, if you answered "yes" to at least 6 questions and your child has shown this behavior in at least 2 settings (e.g., home and school) for at least 6 months to the point where it causes significant problems and seems inappropriate for their age and stage of development, you may want to consult a doctor to see if your child has ADHD.
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