May 16, 2018

8 Issues (Other Than ADHD) That Could Be Causing Attention Problems

BY Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP

Image of a little boy with a pencil clenched between his nose and mouth.Hyperactivity, lack of attention, and/or impulsivity are commonly associated with ADHD in kids, but there are many other causes of those symptoms. It’s important to look at the full picture, which means having a solid understanding of what ADHD really looks like and what other issues could be causing a child’s attention problems.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.”

Read the rest of the article at www.fastforwordhome.com/it-s-not-always-adhd.

 

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