What is an Attention-Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)?
Individuals with AD/HD demonstrate difficulty with inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity that is inappropriate for their age. There are three different types of AD/HD: Combined type whereby the individual is demonstrating significant difficulty with both inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity and two additional subtypes for predominantly hyperactivity-impulsivity or predominantly inattentive. Children with AD/HD often experience difficulty with a number of school-relevant behaviors such as response inhibition (i.e., the child will blurt out and has difficulty waiting his/her turn), time management, planning, problem solving, listening, reading comprehension, and motivation. These individuals also struggle with parent, adult, and peer relationships.