Children exhibiting signs of ADHD will typically exhibit several different types of symptoms. The most typical symptom is difficulty following instructions; in many cases even the most simplest of instructions are hard for the child to follow.
The child may also have a hard time paying attention not only when working, but also while at play. Because of this lack of attention, your child could also tend to lose items on a regular basis, especially if she exhibits signs of being completely unorganized, even with simple tasks. Children may also tend to "live in the moment," with difficulty when it comes to planning ahead. Finally, your child may become easily distracted when moving from one task to another and may become forgetful.