Children with ADD and ADHD more likely to be run over

A study of American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) , Chicago, revealed that children who suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), are more at risk of being run over on the streets.


The problem is that they do not process the necessary information to cross the street even though they follow proper behavior on the sidewalk, turning to the right and left before crossing it. They also choose environments risky pedestrian , increasing the possibility of accidents.




If it is easily distracted it can be a problem


Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disorder where there is an absence and insufficiency of the activities of orientation , selection and maintenance of attention . According to the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-IV) people with attention deficit are characterized by:


  1. Not giving enough attention to details , so mistakes are made in school or work tasks

  2. Present difficulties in keeping the attention in tasks and activities lúdicas

  3. Give the impression of not listen to c When he is spoken directly

  4. Do not follow instructions and do not finish tasks and obligations

  5. To have difficulties in organizing tasks and activities

  6. Mislead objects of importance to these

  7. Avoid activities that require a mental effort sustained

  8. Be susceptible to distraction by stimuli irrelevant

  9. Be neglected in daily activities


Injuries caused by car accidents are the main cause of pediatric mortality ; In case the minor suffers a type of disorder it is necessary that as parents we teach him to cross the street and that he knows how to choose where to do it.