ADD and ADHD

Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) interfere with the learning process because they reduce students’ ability to pay attention.

It is important to understand that ADD and ADHD are not disabilities in the learning process, although they may be present in addition to a learning disability.

ADD and ADHD are some of the most common mental disorders that develop in children. Symptoms of ADD and ADHD appear over the course of many months. Impulsiveness, hyperactivity and inattention are some of the most common symptoms; hyperactivity, however, is more common in ADHD than in ADD. Children with either of these disorders have trouble listening and following instructions. Fortunately, a wide variety of treatment options for ADD and ADHD are available.