Is my child experiencing ADHD symptoms?
Does your child often lose track of their belongings? Are you getting recurring calls that your child has been late for class? Does it seem like daily tasks are overwhelming, challenging and exhausting? Have you ever wondered if your child would lose their head if it weren’t attached to their bodies?
It may be that your child is experiencing symptoms of ADHD, one of the most misdiagnosed and misunderstood conditions affecting children, adolescents and adults today.
It can be daunting to attempt to determine if you or someone you love is experiencing the effects of ADHD, and further, how do you actually find out if you or someone you love is suffering from this condition?
How do I know if my child has ADHD?
Only a medical professional, psychologist or psychiatrist is qualified to diagnose a neurological condition like ADHD. Quizzes online are NOT a replacement for a full psychological/medical ADHD Assessment. This quiz should not be considered to be a diagnosis for ADHD. Such an assessment comes from a specialist or registered professional in the field and may come at an additional cost. That being said, this quiz that we have developed is a great starting point to help tease out if you or someone you love are experiencing typical ADHD symptoms.
It can be a frustrating process differentiating between symptoms, traits and characteristics associated with a condition like ADHD, especially when there are different degrees and types of ADHD. While a graded quiz is NOT a diagnosis, it can provide a helpful rubric to compare our behaviour to.
I took the quiz and it said my child has ADHD. What do I do?!
First of all, don’t panic! This quiz is not synonymous with a diagnosis and other stressors, lack of sleep, bad days etc. can all effect behaviour.
That being said, if you feel as though you child is showing significant signs of ADHD, or that their symptoms are affecting their health, academic performance, social skills or overall well-being, you may want to use this quiz as a sign to investigate further. Perhaps you want to reach out to your Family Physician or a professional specialist in assessing and treating ADHD to gain further insight and understanding into what may be going on and how you can help.