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Symptom Comparison

Below is a chart of symptoms for several conditions. Also learn about the symptoms of autism and downs symdrome
http://www.intellectualdisability.info/complex_disability/autism_downs.htm#signs

ATTENTION-DEFICIT / HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
Alternative Diagnoses

Symptoms ADHD
(DSM-IV)
Sensory Integration Dysfunction
(Ayres)
Learning-Related Visual Problems
(Kavner)
Nutrition Allergies
(Rapp, Crook
& Smith)
Normal Child Under 7
(Gesell)
Inattention (At least 6 necessary)
Often fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes x x x x  
Often has difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities x x x x x
Often does not listen when spoken to directly x x x x  
Often does not follow through on instructions or fails to finish work x x x x x
Often has difficulty organizing tasks and activities x x x x x
Often avoids, dislikes or is reluctant to engage in tasks requiring sustained mental effort x x x x x
Often loses things x x x x x
Often distracted by extraneous stimuli x x x x x
Often forgetful in daily activities x x x x  
Hyperactivity and Impulsivity (At least 6 necessary)
Often fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat x x x x x
Often has difficulty remaining seated when required to do so x x x x x
Often runs or climbs excessively x x   x x
Often has difficulty playing quietly x x   x  
Often "on the go" x x   x x
Often talks excessively x x x x  
Often blurts out answers to questions before they have been completed x x x x  
Often has difficulty awaiting turn x x x x x
Often interrupts or intrudes on others x x x x x
 

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