Thursday, Jun. 11, 2009



• The median age of onset is 7, although the disorder often persists past puberty

• 4% of all people ages 18 to 44 have symptoms that warrant an ADHD diagnosis

Warning Signs

• Parental history of attention deficit

• Easily distracted and forgetful in daily activities

• Difficulty focusing on tasks or play


• Successful programs don't emphasize telling kids to be still. Also, they instruct teachers to break up complicated instructions into digestible bits so that kids prone to ADHD learn they can concentrate