Kids with ADHD often experience challenges with attention and concentration. They may have difficulty maintaining their attention when doing tasks or playing. It can seem like their mind is elsewhere; it might appear that they don’t listen to instructions, or they might get easily distracted part way through a task. Kids with ADHD may show reduced attention to detail, appearing to make careless mistakes. They can be forgetful and have difficulty getting things organised, like getting things ready for a game.
Kids with ADHD can also be hyperactive and impulsive. They might fidget, appear restless, run or climb in situations where it is inappropriate or unsafe. They may talk a lot, interrupt others, and find it challenging to wait their turn or play quietly. They can be highly active. This can make group play challenging and can impact a kid’s communication and social interaction with others but it can also make a great athlete.