Redbridge SERC

ADHD- Hyperactivity

Resource type: Frequently Asked Questions  —  Date posted: March 8th, 2012   Number of views: 1375

What are observable behaviours linked to hyperactivity ?

  • Has difficulty remaining seated and talks excessively
  • Has difficulty listening to others
  • Becomes easily distracted while reading
  • Constantly fidgets and squirms
  • Often leaves seat in situations where sitting is expected 
  • Moves around constantly, often running or climbing inappropriately
  • Talks excessively and has difficulty playing quietly
  • Seems to be “on the go” and always moving, as if driven by a motor
  • May try to do several things at once, bouncing around from one activity to the next
  • May become aggressive
  • May become easily frustrated
  • May have difficulty transitioning from one activity to another