Hyperactivity

Hyperactivity: Another type of response inhibition can be seen through the hyperactive and restlessness demonstrated by the person with ADHD. Physical restlessness is a common symptom of ADHD. If needed, please allow the student to stand, sit, and move around if possible. Sitting still can be a big problem. Also allowing specific items for fidgety play can be very helpful. Often the ability to fidget allows the person with ADHD to concentrate and focus more effectively. Therefore fidgeting does not mean they are not attending! Remember, even if they are not physically hyperactive, their thoughts are going “a mile a minute”.

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