New England Psychological Assessment Center, Inc.

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ADHD Checklist

  • Often fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork, work or other activities. 
  • Often has difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities.
  • Often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly. 
  • Often does not follow through on instructions  and fails to finish schoolwork, chores or duties in the workplace (not due to oppositional              behavior or failure to understand instructions)
  • Often has difficulty organizing tasks and activities.
  • Often avoids, dislikes or is reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort (such as schoolwork or homework)
  • Often loses things necessary for tasks or activities (e.g., toys, school assignments, pencils, books or tools. 
  • Is often easily distracted  by extraneous stimuli.
  • Is often forgetful in daily activities.
  • Often fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat.
  • Often leaves seat in classroom or in other situations where remaining seated is expected.
  • Often runs about or climbs excessively in situations where it is inappropriate (in adolescents or adults, may be limited to subjective                      feelings of restlessness)
  • Often has difficulty playing or engaging in leisure activities quietly. 
  • Is often "on the go" or often acts as if "driven by a motor".
  • Often talks excessively.
  • Often blurts out answers before questions have been completed.
  • Often has difficulty awaiting turn.
  • Often interrupts or intrudes on others (e.g. butts into conversations and games)