ADD/ADHD Facts & Information

  • ADD/ADHD is a childhood developmental condition that affects approximately 15-20% of the population.  The core characteristics of ADHD include difficulties paying attention, difficulties sustaining attention long enough to complete tasks, difficulties resisting distractions (especially when concentration is important to the task at hand), difficulties delaying gratification, difficulties persisting with difficult or boring tasks, difficulties remembering to do things, as well as a tendency to engage in excessive task-irrelevant activity (such as being fidgety or restless).   The symptoms are most apparent in situations where work, effort and control are required. 
     
     
     
    The information and resources contained on these pages are supported by research and come from some of the leading researchers and clinicians in the field of ADHD.  If you have any questions or requests for more information, feel free to email the school psychologist @ Holland_Wendie@barnstable.k12.ma.us