Katie fits this category. She was an excellent athlete who worked very hard in school and was getting all A’s and B’s. The problem was that is took her 5-6 hours to get all of her work done. She hated school and hated her life, was extremely unhappy because she never got to be with her friends and enjoy being a child.
Hugo fits this category of a combined inattentive and hyperactive child. At times he stares off into space like a dreamer when people are trying to talk to him. Other times he is moving his legs in rhythmic annoying motions, tapping his fingers, interrupting conversations, and making jokes when other people are trying to talk. At times he can’t do his homework. He has to be told numerous times to do his chores because he keeps getting distracted. Like in most disorders, nothing is exact; it is a mixture.
Please refer to the The DSM IV Criteria.