Mark the symptoms that apply to your child

The following list should take just a few minutes to complete. Mark any symptoms your child has experienced regularly for at least 6 months in the settings below. If you've noticed it, check it.

Symptoms of inattention in the past 6 months

01

Careless mistakes/lack of attention to details

Does your child overlook or miss details? Turn in inaccurate homework?

02

Difficulty paying attention

Does your child have difficulty staying focused during class, conversations, or lengthy readings?

03

Does not seem to listen, even when spoken to directly

Does your child's mind seem elsewhere, even when there isn't an obvious distraction?

04

Fails to follow through on tasks

Does your child start tasks, like schoolwork or chores, but quickly lose focus? Get easily sidetracked?

05

Has difficulty organizing tasks and activities

Is your child messy or disorganized? Does he or she have poor time-management skills?

06

Avoids tasks requiring sustained mental effort

Does your child avoid schoolwork or homework?

07

Losing things

Do things like your child's glasses, school materials, or books go missing?

08

Easily distracted

Does your child’s mind wander a lot?

09

Forgetful in daily activities

Does your child forget to turn in homework or do his or her chores?

01

Fidgets

Does your child tap his or her hands, stomp his or her feet, or otherwise squirm?

02

Leaves seat when expected to stay seated

Does your child have trouble staying seated in the classroom or in other situations that require remaining seated?

03

Runs or climbs where it’s inappropriate

04

Unable to play quietly

05

"On the go," acts as if "driven by a motor "

Is your child unable or uncomfortable being still? Do others find it difficult to keep up with your child?

06

Talks excessively

07

Blurts out answers

Does your child complete people's sentences or "jump the gun" in conversations?

08

Difficulty waiting his or her turn

Does your child have trouble waiting in line?

09

Interrupts or intrudes on others

Does your child butt into conversations, games, or activities? Use other people’s things without asking or getting permission?

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