ADHD is basically an issue with attentiveness coupled with over activity and or impulsivity. Children normally have some amounts of these issues so to be diagnosed with ADHD the child will be outside the normal range for the phase of development. Many children that suffer from ADHD tend to be a disruptive influence in class. They may not be able to pay attention in class and may make careless mistakes while doing their school work, if they do their school work. They can have difficulty paying attention, not only when performing tasks, but also in play. They may also not seem to be paying attention when directly spoken to.
A child that suffers from ADHD may have trouble following instructions includingthose for finishing school work, performing chores or anything else that requires focus for any length of time. They may have trouble organizing tasks or activities because of a lack of focus or too strong of focus on too little an area. They may dislike any task that takes prolonged mental focus. They may lose such things as assignments and school supplies along with toys.
When sitting still, they may fidget in their seats, moving their hands or their feet constantly. They may get up when they know they are expected to stay seated and may create a disturbance by running around inappropriately. They may be loud during play and talk excessively about not much of anything.
If you believe your child might have ADHD, there are tests that will prove or disprove that theory. From there a treatment method can be constructed. There are holistic and traditional remedies that focus on ADHD.