Academic Support Services Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD and ADHD)
- Distractibility: moving from one task, project or person frequently; having difficulty sticking with the assigned task.
- Lack of impulse control: sudden movements which may result in spilling or breaking things.
- Free flight of ideas: constantly going from one idea to the next, often with very good ideas but little if any follow through; may become quickly bored with current activity before it is completed.
- Difficulty with organizing or sequencing tasks: may tend to loose things, clothing and equipment easily; paperwork is often filled out but left at home.
- Social immaturity: may often be behind others in maturity and act out impulsively or inappropriately; often lose temper easily.
- Forgetfulness: easily forgetting where he or she is to be or what should be taken along.
- Difficulty sequencing and following directions: weak past and future concepts, everything is in the NOW!
- Restlessness or Hyperactivity: often having difficulty standing or sitting still; always tapping feet or hands.
- Difficulty with concentration: often easily distracted and may "drift" from project to project; distraction may come from almost any other kind of activity.
- Difficulty with dates, times or directions: sometimes processing problems are associated with ADD and information may not be stored properly for long term memory functions; may misunderstand directions.
Ms.Rosenberg, the Director of Academic Support, is available to provide guidance to students who know or suspect they have ADD/ADHD. All information is kept confidential.