Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and School-Age Children
Children 6 to 12 years old with
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
typically have difficulties in one or more of the following areas:
- Getting along with others. Children with ADHD are
often unpopular with their peers and have problems with parents, siblings, and
teachers. They may make friends easily but have a hard time keeping
- Working to their full potential in school. Children with
ADHD may have difficulties with reading, spelling, and/or doing math problems.
They may have trouble organizing work, memorizing, and writing. They often
forget or lose their homework.
- Sleeping and adjusting to changes in
routines. They may have trouble with routines such as getting up in the
morning, putting on shoes, or going to bed.
- Complex coordination.
Some children have problems with tasks that require coordination of their hands
and eyes, such as tying their shoes, coloring, and riding a bicycle.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics|
|Last Revised||February 2, 2012|