A 9-year-old child has been diagnosed with ADHD and is acting impulsively with hyperactivity. Which developmental activity would most likely be difficult for this patient to achieve?

 

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- Social interaction and making friends

- Performing in gym classes and at sports

- Talking to different groups of people

- Finding creative solutions to problems

Rationale

A child with ADHD and who suffers from impulsivity and hyperactivity will have difficulty with settling down and being social with other children his own age. ADHD often prevents a child from understanding social cues among peers, which normally guide social development and behavior. Instead, the child may miss cues and may become awkward around others or may have difficulty keeping friends.

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