ADHD Checklist

Dr. Hennie Palm

                                                                                     

Complete the checklist below to see whether your child is suffering from ADHD:

 

Inattention

Six or more of the following symptoms of inattention have been present for at least 6 months to a point that is inappropriate for developmental level and are interfering with performance and relationships.

$11.       Often does not give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork, work, or other activities.

$12.       Often has trouble keeping attention on tasks or play activities.

$13.       Often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly. 

$14.       Often does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish schoolwork, chores, or duties in the workplace (not due to oppositional behavior or failure to understand instructions). 

$15.       Often has trouble organizing activities. 

$16.       Often avoids, dislikes, or doesn't want to do things that take a lot of mental effort for a long period of time (such as schoolwork or homework). 

$17.       Often loses things needed for tasks and activities (e.g. toys, school assignments, pencils, books, or tools). 

$18.       Is often easily distracted. 

$19.       Is often forgetful in daily activities.

$110.   These symptoms were / are evident before age 7.

Hyperactivity / Impulsivity

Six or more of the following symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity have been present for at least 6 months to an extent that is disruptive and inappropriate for developmental level and are interfering with performance, relationships and with your child feeling good about him/her self:

$11.       Often fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat when sitting still is expected.

$12.       Often gets up from seat when remaining in seat is expected. 

$13.       Often excessively runs about or climbs when and where it is not appropriate (adolescents or adults may feel very restless). 

$14.       Often has trouble playing or doing leisure activities quietly. 

$15.       Is often "on the go" or often acts as if "driven by a motor". 

$16.       Often talks excessively. 

$17.       Often blurts out answers before questions have been finished. 

$18.       Often has trouble waiting one's turn.

$19.       Often interrupts or intrudes on others (e.g., butts into conversations or games).

$110.   These symptoms were / are evident before age 7.

If you ticked 10 or more of the above it is time to make an appointment with Dr. Palm to evaluate what is happening in your child’s life and to work out a treatment program for your child and your family. It is highly improbable that the situation will resolve by itself.