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ADHD- Impulsivity

Resource type: Frequently Asked Questions  —  Date posted: March 8th, 2012   Number of views: 1151


What are observable behaviours linked to impulsivity ?

  • Speaks or acts without considering consequence
  • Problems with self-control
  • Blurts out answers without waiting to be called on
  • Has difficulty waiting to take turns
  • May often disrupt other children's play, interrupt conversations, and answer questions not intended for them
  • Inability to keep emotions in check, resulting in angry outbursts or temper tantrums
  • May be moody and overreact emotionally, resulting in others viewing the child as disrespectful, weird, or needy