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How will ADHD affect my child's future?

ADHD can range in severity. For some adults with ADHD, problems with organisation, concentration, prioritisation and focus may in fact get worse. They may miss deadlines and important events.

On the positive side however, hyperactivity will improve and most adults will be able to sit still though they may still feel restless and feel unable to relax. One of the most severe symptoms for adults is impulsivity, which can cause impatience, mood swings and make relationships difficult.

Adults who have been diagnosed with severe ADHD may find it helpful to follow the following advice regarding employment:
  •  Avoid dull and detail-oriented jobs
  • Structure work environments to reduce distractions
  • Work on boring or repetitive assignments when they are most alert.
  • Make sure assignments are understood fully before starting to work on them
Every parent who has a child with ADHD will worry about what’s going to happen as their child grows up. It’s important to remember that early diagnosis and treatment is instrumental in helping a child with ADHD be happy and successful in their adult life. There are plenty of success stories out there, take for instance the story of American Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps who was won an unbelievable 14 gold medals in the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympics. Swimming for Phelps isn’t just a winning sport it’s a way for him to manage his ADHD. Phelps’ mother Debbie has described her son’s exhibition of classic ADHD symptoms including not sitting still and being unable to focus. However, he channelled that into swimming and with continuous support, praise and encouragement he began to cope with his ADHD.

More questions

Your child will have an Individual education plan that outlines exactly what services your child will receive.
Any child who received special education resources or support in primary school will almost certainly be eligible for the same support in secondary schools.
If your child has been receiving extra help in primary school it is important to look for a secondary school that will suit his needs
There are significant differences between children who are slow learners and children who have a learning difficulty?
There are lots of things you can do to help your dyslexic child develop their reading skills.
It's perfectly normal for parents of children with ADHD to worry about their child's future. 
Teenager's with ADHD will require additional support and supervision from parents to avoid behaviour problems.
There is no single, easy way to treat ADHD. Treatment is made up of a mixture of medication, parent training, counselling and a special education environment.
ADHD is generally diagnosed when a number of the symptoms outlined before the age of seven and for a period of more than 6 months. 
There are many different behaviours which are characteristic of ADHD:

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