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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

ADHD UK describes ADHD as

" a disorder that is defined through analysis of behaviour. People with ADHD show a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity–impulsivity that interferes with day-to-day functioning and/or development."


ADHD does not suddenly develop in adults, signs and symptoms need to have been present in childhood, but more and more people, especially women are being diagnosed as adults. There is no one reason for this, but more awareness and understanding of the condition, is likely to be a key factor, in adult diagnosis. People with ADHD can present with either inattention, hyperactivity or both, commons signs of ADHD in adults are,

  • Difficulty completing projects or assignment work.

  • Organisational difficulties

  • Forgetting key dates, deadlines and appointments

  • Putting off or avoiding completing, tasks which require a lot of concentration and mental attention.

  • Feeling driven and unable to stop


ADHD can only be diagnosed by a medical practitioner, however for post 16 education  a Specialist Teacher Assessor can identify Characteristics of ADHD, to enable any difficulties which impact on education to be supported, without having to wait for a medical diagnosis​


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