Whatís the difference between ADD and ADHD?
First of all, ADD is short for Attention Deficit Disorder. ADHD is short for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
ADD affects school-aged children. Inattention, impulsivity, or hyperactivity characterizes it. If you have ADD you donít pay attention to certain things, or sometimes if someone is speaking to you. Sometimes you are a little more hyperactive than most other children without the disability are, but not as much as if you had ADHD.
ADHD is almost the same as ADD. You would have the lack of attention as in ADD, but you would be more hyperactive. You might feel jumpy or rushed if you have ADHD. ADHD also effects school-aged children.
Things that you might do differently if you have ADD or ADHD:
*ADD might affect your school performance, but it is not definite.
*If you have ADHD, it also might effect your school performance. You could feel more rushed and pressured to get better grades, and that is normal. It is ok.
General Information About ADHD:
*ADHD usually affects school-aged children, specifically children ages 5-11.