What is ADHD ?
ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder which has features relating to both specific learning difficulties and mental health. There are three main presentations of ADHD: predominantly inattentive, predominantly hyperactive and impulsive or combined presentation which includes symptoms of both. These symptoms are present in multiple settings, such as at school, at home or at work, and affect or reduce the quality of social, academic or occupational functioning. (BDA)
Common ADHD symptoms include:
- lack of focus
- Poor time management
- Weak impulse control
- Emotional dysregulation
- Executive dysfunction
- Poor working memory
Similarly, to dyslexia, individuals with ADHD can show considerable strengths alongside their weaknesses and difficulties.
For more information on supporting learners with ADHD visit:
adhduk.co.uk A newer charity for ADHD, run by people and practitioners who have ADHD themselves.