25 QUESTIONS: IS THIS YOUR CHILD?
The 40 questions below will help determine if your child is affected by ADD/ADHD-like symptoms. The questions are provided as an indication only and under no circumstances should be considered diagnostic.
Note how many times your answer to the questions is YES and check the results at the end of the questions.
|Your Child at School|
|Has difficulty in learning to read, write and spell|
|Has a short attention span. Is easily distracted|
|Is two or more years developmentally delayed, seems immature|
|Is constantly in trouble at school for being slow to start work, for never finishing anything|
|Has poor fine motor coordination. Has large, messy, scrawled handwriting|
|Is the one who rarely gets picked for the team because she or he cannot catch, hit a ball or kick straight|
|Never knows what the homework is|
|Finds it difficult or impossible to structure the work, make time for homework|
|The work is scrappy, incomplete, way below the standard of which you feel she or he is capable|
|Your Child's Personal Problems|
|Adapts poorly to changes in routine and other significant changes|
|Is disorganised, messy, chaotic|
|Is often angry, easily frustrated, unhappy|
|Has a very short fuse, becomes easily upset|
|Has mood swings, one minute highly excited, soon after cries for no apparent reason|
|Is excessively fidgety, touches everything, is constantly on the move|
|Finds it difficult to focus for any length of time on anything|
|Your Child's Behaviour at Home|
|Is demanding and very difficult to please|
|Is often destructive, whether intentionally or unintentionally|
|Contradicts what you say|
|Is self-centred, insensitive to other people's feelings and needs|
|Is impulsive and acts without forethought, unaware of potential consequences|
|Displays serious risk-taking behaviour|
|Often provocative, antagonistic or defiant|
|Frequently initiates conflict with siblings and other children|
|Finds it difficult to take responsibility for their behaviour|
|Feels that you are always picking on them, seemingly oblivious to the havoc they are causing|
|Your Child's Health|
|Prone to illness: viruses, infections, inflammations, stomach pain, coughs, colds|
|Particularly susceptible to asthma, eczema or other allergic conditions|
|Suffers frequently from migraine headaches and/or gastrointestinal problems|
|Has dark circles under his or her eyes|
|Is pale||Prone to minor accidents|
|How You Might Feel As A Parent|
|Do you feel misunderstood|
|Do you struggle between your desire as a parent to love and protect your child and your despair at your child's difficult behaviour|
|Do you sometimes feel hopelessly inadequate as a parent, because you have tried everything you know and nothing has seemed to help|
|Do you feel you never have time to yourself, time to regenerate your energies and enthusiasm|
|Do you feel you never have time to pursue your own interests because trying to cope with your child is too exhausting|
Less than 10 YES.
If the pH test shows elevated alkaline levels, Hafer's research is likely to be most valuable. After all, some children are affected more marginally than others but even those marginally affected can benefit considerably from the diet-based management programme which Hafer has devised.
Between 10 and 25
Greater than 25
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