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ADHD- inattention

Resource type: Frequently Asked Questions  —  Date posted: March 8th, 2012   Number of views: 1755

What are observable behaviours linked to inattention?

  • Difficulty organizing tasks
  • Difficulty staying on task and maintaining effort
  • Difficulty with transitions or prioritizing tasks, following instructions, and completing school work or projects
  • Frequently loses or misplaces items such as homework, books, toys
  • Becomes easily distracted
  • Difficulty remembering daily activities
  • Doesn’t pay attention to details or makes careless mistakes
  • Has trouble staying focused
  • May appear not to listen when spoken to
  • Has trouble planning ahead

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