ADHD: Is This Your Child?

Discover some of the telltale signs of ADHD and find resources to help your child.

Quiz

Discover some of the telltale signs of ADHD and find resources to help your child.

1. You are sitting next to your child and her friend at the dinner table. They have noticed a ladybug flying over the table. You ask the children a question. Your child:

  • Follows the flight of the ladybug and does not answer the question despite having it repeated more than once.
  • Says, "Ma, look at the ladybug," and then answers the question.
  • Answers the question.

2. Your child is playing the position of outfielder in T-ball. The batter hits a grounder aimed towards your child. Your child's teammates start screaming his name. Your child:

  • Is too busy watching the ants crawling in and out of an anthill to see the ball coming.
  • Tries to catch the ball but misses.
  • Grabs the ball and throws it to the appropriate baseman.

3. You take your child to look at a preschool. Your child:

  • Runs wildly from room to room, removing things from the shelves and knocking stuff over.
  • Responds to the teacher and the other children present.
  • Clings to your leg and occasionally peeps out to see what everyone is doing.

4. Your child's classroom teacher asks a question. Your child responds by:

  • Jumping up and down at his/her desk, moving both arms all around, and blurts out the answer without being called on by the teacher.
  • Sitting quietly at his/her desk, but does not volunteer to be called on.
  • Raising his/her hand and waiting quietly to be called on.

5. Your child is standing in line at the movies with a bag of popcorn. The child standing next to him accidentally bumps your child, causing a few kernels of popcorn to spill. Your child:

  • Turns to the person who bumped him and starts screaming.
  • Ignores the entire situation by doing nothing.
  • Graciously accepts the apology that the offending person offers.

Your Results:

1. You are sitting next to your child and her friend at the dinner table. They have noticed a ladybug flying over the table. You ask the children a question. Your child:
Follows the flight of the ladybug and does not answer the question despite having it repeated more than once.

2. Your child is playing the position of outfielder in T-ball. The batter hits a grounder aimed towards your child. Your child's teammates start screaming his name. Your child:
Is too busy watching the ants crawling in and out of an anthill to see the ball coming.

3. You take your child to look at a preschool. Your child:
Runs wildly from room to room, removing things from the shelves and knocking stuff over.

4. Your child's classroom teacher asks a question. Your child responds by:
Jumping up and down at his/her desk, moving both arms all around, and blurts out the answer without being called on by the teacher.

5. Your child is standing in line at the movies with a bag of popcorn. The child standing next to him accidentally bumps your child, causing a few kernels of popcorn to spill. Your child:
Turns to the person who bumped him and starts screaming.

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