“My child is full of energy, so active. He doesn’t sit in one place. I first thought that he
was like that only, until a friend suggested me to visit a psychologist to learn about
Attention deficit Hyperactivity disorder is condition of a child that makes it hard
for a child in controlling his activity and also reaction to the surrounding environment.
Some children are hyperactive by nature and some children behave like hyperactive to
draw attention of their parents. These children have trouble in paying attention. This
condition starts in childhood often lasts in adulthood. Any minor changes in the child
daily routines will not make any changes in child behavior.
Signs of hyperactive children
• Difficulty in paying attention
• Trouble in listening to others
• Easily distracted from play and other task
• Talks too much
• Often runs and climb things inappropriately
• Act without thinking
• Trouble in completing the task
• Doesn't follow others and obey them
• Trouble in understanding
• Difficulty following rules of games
Management of Hyperactive children
◆ Keep in order: These kinds of children have trouble in unclear environment. Keeping
the household clear and in an orderly manner will help them to know about what
is expected from the parents.
◆ Simplify the instructions: Break down the instructions into smaller chunks. It will
help the child to remember the steps easily.
◆ Avoid Distractions: Seat the child in comfortable place with minimum distractions
like doors, windows. Create a warm and encouraging workplace to the child to
complete the task.
◆ Using Positive reinforcement: Whenever the child complete the task successfully
praise them for the completion. Give rewards to child to encourage them to
continue the work on the same way.
◆ Make to-do list: Creating a to do list for the child will help them complete the task on
time. It also helps them to be a responsible child in dealing with their work list.
Handy tips to parents
✓ Sign with everyone: If your child is diagnosed as with ADHD, don't hesitate to share
with family members, neighbors and teachers because of social stigma.
Encouragement of all these people will help the child to cope with the problems.
✓ Eliminate the scene: Change the situations which affect the child behavior and over –
stimulate them in the environment. Avoiding these scenes will help the child to
control the behavior.
✓ Plan your day: Structure the day of the child. Following a regular routine will help
them to do the tasks on time like meals, nap and play. It also helps the child to be
systematic in life.
✓ Don't punish: Don't punish the child for their unfinished work. Instead, reward them
for their work. It will help them reduce the activity level and also help them to
manage the situation
Hyperactive children are not able to maintain to attention and also concentrate. With help
of the family members and the special educators the child can cope with the behaviors.
Shaping the child behavior is important for their future to deal effectively in the society.
Get the psychological assessment with licensed clinical psychologist at Cadabam’s
Hospitals and help your child with psychotherapy, neurofeedback, behavior management.