Symptom Tests for Children

ADHD Symptoms Test for Children

Does my child have ADHD? Only a licensed clinician can diagnose attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but if you suspect that your child has symptoms of ADHD, take this self-test and share the results with your child’s doctor when requesting a thorough evaluation.

My child fails to complete an activity before moving to the next activity.

My child has difficulty waiting patiently to take turns, and butts ahead in lines or grabs toys from playmates.

My child tries to avoid activities that require sustained concentration and a lot of mental effort

My child interferes in the classroom because she/he has difficulty engaging in quiet activities without disturbing others.

Even the smallest distractions can throw my child off task.

My child has problems remaining seated even when she/he is supposed to.

My child loses things like homework and personal belongings.

My child forgets to do things, even when constantly reminded.

My child talks a lot, even when she/he has nothing much to say.

My child interrupts other peoples' activities and conversations.

My child is disorganized and, even with my help, can't seem to learn how to become organized.

Even when spoken to directly, my child seems to not be paying attention.

It's very difficult for my child to stay focused on homework or other tasks.

In class or at home, my child blurts out answers to questions before they are fully asked.

My child constantly seems to be fidgeting.

My child acts as if she/he is driven by a motor.

My child makes careless mistakes.

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