Is It ADD or a Nonverbal Learning Disorder?

Here are signs and symptoms to look for: ADD >> Can’t sit still, fidgety. High levels of energy. >> Impulsive, engages in dangerous activities. Can’t wait his turn. >> Talks rapidly, interrupts impulsively. >> Easily distracted. Shifts focus prematurely from one activity to another. >> Seeks change and novelty. Overlapping Signs >> Poor social skills. […]

Here are signs and symptoms to look for:

ADD

>> Can’t sit still, fidgety. High levels of energy.
>> Impulsive, engages in dangerous activities. Can’t wait his turn.
>> Talks rapidly, interrupts impulsively.
>> Easily distracted. Shifts focus prematurely from one activity to another.
>> Seeks change and novelty.

Overlapping Signs

>> Poor social skills.
>> Academic difficulties.
>> Inattentive.
>> Overfocuses on certain tasks.
>> Often talks excessively.
>> Says exactly what she’s thinking when she thinks it. No internal censor.

NLD

>> Poor balance and athletic skills. Sedentary. Poor spatial skills. Clumsy.
>> Highly verbal. Precocious language acquisition and articulate speech.
>> Poor fine motor skills. Poor handwriting.
>> Does not do well with novelty or change. A homebody. Risk-averse.

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