1. Often fidgets/squirms
Example: Constant and impulsive movement; fidgeting, hand and foot tapping, and squirming in seat.
2. Often has difficulty staying seated
Example: Inability to sit at desk or work area in situations that typically require one to remain seated.
3. Often runs or climbs in inappropriate situations
Example: Frequently plays in places not designed for play, such as classrooms, cafeterias, common areas, waiting rooms, and areas of the home not intended for play.
4. Often has trouble working/playing quietly
Example: Frequently makes inappropriate outbursts during quiet times; unable to focus or sit still for duration of assignment.
5. Often “on the go” as if “driven by a motor”
Example: Impulsively driven, feels need to move around; unable to sit still comfortably for extended periods, such as class times, meals, or in public.
6. Often talks excessively
Example: Talks excessively to others and even to self at school and home, and distracting others.
7. Often blurts out
Example: Impulsively blurts out answers out of turn or before the question is completed; interrupts teachers and family members; completes other’s sentences.
8. Often has difficulty waiting for turn
Example: Has difficulty waiting in lines or waiting for turn in activities in class, in public, or at home.
9. Often interrupts or intrudes on others
Example: Interrupts activities such as conversations and games; uses others’ possessions without permission; intrudes on others’ personal space, and private activities or conversations.