Word! ADHD

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Word! ADHD

ADHD

(En español: TDAH)

Say: a d h d

ADHD is short for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Kids who have ADHD find it difficult to pay attention and are hyperactive, which means they might have trouble sitting still. About 9% of kids have ADHD, which means about 9 in 100 kids has it.

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