In high school the signs of ADHD may show up in new ways as teens become more independent and in charge of their own activities. These symptoms are typical of ADHD. But they may occur with other issues, including sensory processing issues and anxiety.
Infants and Toddlers: ADHD can be diagnosed as young as 2 years old. Because, kids at that age are overactive and energetic no matter what, but there are certain signs to look for to tell if it is just the "terrible two's" or is actually ADHD.
Children who are easily distracted, sensitive to light, and oversensitive to normal touching could be hypersensitive. This infographic from a child behavioral issues center in Cincinnati has more information on sensory disorders and their symptoms.
The Difference Between Sensory Processing Issues and ADHD
ADHD and sensory processing issues can look similar in children. Learn the differences between sensory processing and ADHD, including signs and how professionals can help. Tap the link to check out fidgets and sensory toys!