It takes all kinds of minds – ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition, which means that it is part of the make-up of the brain. It’s one of the most common learning difficulties.

A person with ADHD will almost certainly have difficulties with impulsiveness, inattention, and hyperactivity. They may be unable to sit still, plan ahead or finish tasks. Due to their short attention span they may often be unaware of what is going on around them.

A person with ADHD may seem fine, leading others to think they can actually control their behaviour. This leads to frustration and misunderstanding on both sides.

ADHD can co-exist with any of the other neurodevelopmental conditions.

Meet Estella, she is…

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Extremely creative

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Full of energy

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Able to think outside the box

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Someone with a great memory


But Estella can’t always sit still and concentrate.

Estella and her family wanted to help others understand how she experiences ADHD and what works for her.

Find out more about how to support a child or young person with ADHD, their strengths and their challenges.

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