Types of ADHD

Inattentive Type

  • Lack of attention to details   
  • Careless and messy work   
  • Disorganization   
  • Avoidance or dislike for sustained activities   
  • Failure to follow through or complete tasks   
  • Frequent shifting from one activity to another   
  • Difficulty completing tasks


  • Fidgetiness   
  • Excessive activity   
  • Appearing “driven by a motor”   
  • Noisy play

Impulsive Type

  • Blurting out answers   
  • Frequently interrupting   
  • Difficulty taking turns   
  • Doing dangerous activities

Resource List for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Internet Resources:

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders) at is an excellent, all-inclusive support group with local chapters. specializes particularly in girls and women with ADDHD. They offer a wide range of excellent books. In particular, see their books Understanding Girls with ADHD and Putting on the Brakes.

ADDitude Magazine at is an electronic version of their excellent print magazine on ADHD is another excellent parent to parent message board.

Behavioral Treatment for ADHD: An Overview by Dr. David Rabiner at

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