Check list for identification of ADHD

Children With Developmental Challenges 3(2+1)

Lesson 23 : Neurobiological Disorders- ADHD

Check list for identification of ADHD

Note: Six or more of the following symptoms of inattention have been present for at least 6 months to a point that is disruptive and inappropriate for developmental level


  1. Often does not give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork, work or other activities.
  2. Often has trouble keeping attention on tasks or play activities.
  3. Often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly.
  4. Often does not follow instructions and fails to finish schoolwork, chores, or duties in the workplace (not due to oppositional behavior or failure to understand instructions)
  5. Often has trouble organizing activities.
  6. Often avoids, dislikes, or doesn’t want to do things that take a lot of mental effort for a long period of time (such as school work or home work).
  7. Often loses things needed for tasks and activities (eg. Toys, school assignements, pencils, books, or tools)
  8. Is often easily distracted.
  9. Is often forgetful in daily activities.


  1. Often fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat.
  2. Often gets up from seat when remaining in seat is expected.
  3. Often runs about or climbs when and where it is not appropriate (adolescents or adults may feel vary restless)
  4. Often has trouble playing or enjoying leisure activities quietly.
  5. Is often on the go or often acts as if driven by a motor.
  6. Often talks excessively.


  1. Often blurts out answers before question have been finished.
  2. Often has trouble waiting one’s turn.
  3. Often interrupts or intrudes on others (Eg. Butts into conversations or games)
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