Test for ADHD in Children

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Is your child easily distracted, more so than their peers? Do they have difficulty organising tasks? Do they struggle to listen or carry out instruction, more so than their peers? Do they constantly fidget? Talk excessively? Interrupt conversations, more so than their peers? Do they have little or no sense of danger?

Take this quiz to see if your child has ADHD (appropriate for children age 6-12 years).

It's free, quick, confidential, and scientifically validated.

Please answer the following questions in the context of what is appropriate for your child’s age
1. They do not pay close attention to details or they make careless mistakes with, for example, homework
2. They have difficulty keeping attention to what needs to be done
3. They do not seem to listen when spoken to directly
4. They do not follow through on instructions and fail to finish schoolwork, chores, or duties
5. They have difficulty organising tasks and activities
6. They avoid, dislike, or are reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort (e.g., schoolwork or homework)
7. They lose things necessary for tasks or activities (e.g., toys, school assignments, pencils, books, or tools)
8. They are distracted by extraneous stimuli
9. They are forgetful in daily activities
10. They fidget with their hands or feet or squirm in their seat
11. They leave their seat in classrooms or in other situations in which remaining seated is expected
12. They run about or climb excessively in situations in which remaining seated is expected
13. They have difficulty playing or engaging in leisure activities quietly
14. They are “on the go” or often act as if “driven by a motor”
15. They talk excessively
16. They blurt out answers before questions have been completed
17. They have difficulty awaiting turn
18. They interrupt or intrude on others (e.g., butts into conversations/games)
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References: Wolraich ML, Lambert EW, Doffing MA, et al. Psychometric properties of the Vanderbilt ADHD Diagnostic Parent Rating Scale in a referred population. J Pediatr Psychol. 2003;28(8):559–568.

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