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Paying attention
Attention span is measured by the time spent continuously on a task. It varies with age. Older children are capable of longer periods of attention than younger children. Most people are capable of a longer attention span when they are doing something they like or find intrinsically motivating. Fatigue, hunger, noise, and emotional stress reduce time on task. Common estimates for sustained attention to a freely chosen task, range from about 5 minutes for a 2-year-old child, to a maximum of around 20 minutes in older children and adults.

ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity)
Just as each child is unique, each child's set of ADHD symptoms may be unique as well. To be diagnosed with ADHD, your child would have to show symptoms in two or more settings, such as at school and at home, before age 7. The doctor will try to rule out other possible causes for your child's symptoms.
How to recognize ADHD symptoms in children
 
Is your child high spirited and unfocused --
or suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?
These ADHD guidelines will help you decide
if a checkup is in order.

Other films:
What does ADHD look like?,
How does it feel to have ADHD? A Kid's perspective.



ADHD/ADD is usually described as being made up of three core behaviors:

Inattentive type - problems of attention, distractibility,
short-term memory and learning.

Hyperactive type - impulsive, poorly self-monitored behavior.

Combined type - most children with ADHD/ADD fall into this category.

If you're worried, don’t wait!
If you think that your child may require special assistance, please do not delay. You can contact the EC2 or the
school’s IGO. The sooner you move forward, the better your child's chances for reaching his or her full potential.
There are ways to help in school and at home. They usually involve a structured environment, shorts tasks and rewarding positive behavior.


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