2Difficulty to maintain attention
Individuals with ADHD have a serious problem to maintain their attention in a single object or thought. They lose focus after a few seconds, and with training may slightly improve with difficulty. This is called a low attention span, and it is evidenced when your child has the propensity to jump from one activity to the other without leaving any of them completely finished. If they don’t do this, they report feeling trapped and become irritable. They can’t reach the normal five-minute attention span a young child can complete with occasional supervision, and as a teenager or adult, they are unable to complete a task for one or two hours using programmed short breaks.