Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects 5–6% of the child and adolescent (age 6 to 12 years) population. Among the various existing scales that evaluate the symptoms and signs of ADHD, the Strengths and Weaknesses of ADHD-symptoms and Normal-behaviors (SWAN) rating scale is based on observations of normal and abnormal distributions of attention skills in diverse population samples.
ADHD in children involves disturbances in 3 domains
Hyperactivity (being over-active or always on the go), inattention (trouble sustaining attention) and impulsivity (doing things without thinking). Children must show 6 or more of these symptoms on a regular basis for more than 6 months, across two settings, like home and school.
Some of the behaviors that a child with ADHD may be confused with “being difficult” or being rude and disruptive. It is important to identify and manage ADHD as early as possible. This test is can help you Identify if your child has features of ADHD .