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Call for early ADHD screening

Call for early ADHD screening AL LAYNE showing off the work of his daughter Candice, who has ADHD and was not expected to achieve anything. ((Picture by Lennox Devonish.))

Sat, November 10, 2012 - 12:01 AM

THERE IS A CALL for early screening for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Director of the ADHD Resource Centre Al Layne is recommending that children be screened for ADHD as soon as they enter primary school, because early intervention can make a tremendous difference.

ADHD is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Common symptoms of ADHD include a short  attention span, restlessness or constant fidgeting and being  easily distracted.

Layne stressed that while the condition was not difficult to treat,  the outcomes were not good if cases were not  caught early.  (YB)

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