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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 friends.
  • 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.
By Healthwise Staff
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
Last Revised February 2, 2012

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