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  • Inattentive behaviours

    • Does not seem to hear you when you ask them to do something (needing to ask a number of times to get a response)
    • Not following through on what you ask, despite agreeing to do so (e.g., brush teeth, put on shoes, come to the dinner table)
    • Easily distracted from a task by noises or own thoughts (hard to keep attention on the task at hand)
    • Daydreaming in class such that important instructions or teachings are missed
    • Not following safety instructions (e.g., “Stop the scooter at the corner”)
    • Losing important belongings (e.g., school jumpers, library books, lunch boxes, travel passes, school permission notes, phones and chargers)
    • Forgetting to bring homework books home
    • Forgetting to do homework or return homework to school
    • Not looking after important belongings (e.g., homework or school photos crushed in school bag, lids left off glue, not washing out paint brushes, football left outside in the weather)
    • Starting a task but not completing it, often due to getting distracted or bored
    • Messy and disorganised bedroom (e.g., drawers and doors left open, piles of clean and dirty clothing heaped together on the floor, rotting food in old lunchboxes, dirty plates and cups)
    • Leaving doors and windows unlocked if last to leave home (teenagers)
    • Losing track of time and regularly running late / poor sense of time