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Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder [AD(H)D]

Did You Know?  

Many children are misdiagnosed as having ADD/ ADHD when their root difficulties go unnoticed or excluded under categorical/ label-focused assessment.  Generally, sensory motor integration combined with auditory processing (processing sounds) difficulties may manifest symptoms that look like ADD/ ADHD.        

Sensory Motor Integration (SMI) + Auditory Processing (AP) Difficulties = May be misled to ADD/ ADHD + wrong drug prescription

1. What are the signs and symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)?

Does your child display the following signs and symptoms in more than one setting (e.g. at home, school or public places)?

Signs of inattention
  • easily distracted by external stimuli (e.g. irrelevant sights and sounds)
  • fail to pay attention to details and make careless mistakes 
  • rarely follow instructions carefully and completely 
  • lose or forget things like toys, pencils, books, and tools needed for a task 
  • difficulty organizing tasks and activities (e.g. planning, scheduling and preparing)

2. What are the signs and symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

Does your child display the following signs and symptoms in more than one setting (e.g. at home, school, or work)?

Signs of inattention
  • easily distracted by external stimuli (e.g. irrelevant sights and sounds)
  • fail to pay attention to details and make careless mistakes 
  • rarely follow instructions carefully and completely 
  • lose or forget things like toys, pencils, books, and tools needed for a task 
  • difficulty organizing tasks and activities (e.g. planning, scheduling and preparing)
Signs of impulsivity
  • blurt out answers before hearing the whole question 
  • have difficulty waiting in line or for a turn 
  • interrupt and intrude on others
  • lack self-control
Signs of hyperactivity
  • feel restless, often fidgeting with hands or feet, or squirming 
  • run, climb, or leave a seat, in situations where sitting or quiet behavior is expected 
  • talk a lot
  • always on the go

Fix an appointment for your child to go for our Dynamic Diagnostic Assessment (DDA™) to identify your child’s learning and developmental strengths and weaknesses.

Bridge Learning specialised early intervention programmes to intervene in ADD or ADHD: