Note: The information on these pages should not be used as a substitute for evaluation and treatment by a professional health care provider.

If, regarding your child, you answer six or more of the following questions affirmatively, and the inattention has persisted for at least 6 months to a degree that is maladaptive and inconsistent with developmental level, your child may have ADD or ADHD and should be evaluated by a trained psychological professional for possible treatment.

Does your child often….

    1. fail to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork or other activities
    2. have difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities?
    3. have difficulty listening when spoken to directly?
    4. show difficulty following through on instruction, often failing to finish schoolwork, chores or duties in the workplace (not due to oppositional behavior or failure to understand instructions)
    5. have difficulty organizing tasks and activities?
    6. avoid, dislike or is reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort (such as schoolwork or homework.)?
    7. lose things necessary for tasks or activities (e.g., toys school assignments, pencils, books, or tools.)?
    8. find him or herself easily distracted by extraneous stimuli?
    9. show forgetfulness in daily activities?