About the Checklist:
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterised by a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that impairs children's functioning and/or development.
It is one of the most common childhood disorders, and it can last into adolescence and adulthood.
ADHD is estimated to affect 3-9 percent of school-age children.
Children with ADHD have difficulty to sustain attention and focus on a given task. They have high activity levels due to which they have poor sitting tolerance, extreme restlessness, and need for constant movement.
These difficulties affect their academic performance and social relationships.
The symptoms of ADHD differ from child to child and sometimes it gets difficult to recognize. The average age for diagnosing a child with ADHD is 7 years; However, certain red flag signs can help identify the risk of ADHD in children.
The ADHD observation checklist from Eblity is based on the reference from the DSM criteria of ADHD and can be used to identify if there are any red flag signs of ADHD in the child or to determine if causes of behavioural challenges in children are due to ADHD. Using this checklist you can know if the child needs further formal evaluation of their limitations for early identification of ADHD, if present and initiate the process of early intervention.
Parents, caregivers, professionals and educators can use this checklist to help determine if a child is at risk of developing ADHD.
This checklist is only an observation checklist that helps to know the red flag signs and it is not a diagnostic tool.
Cognitive, Behavioural, Social and Academic