COMMUNICATIONS IA SURVEY
My name is Jaliyah Phillips, and
I’m from Lower Six C. This is a short questionnaire for my Communication
Studies IA based around detecting the symptoms of ADHD in students that often
go unobserved unless outside parties become involved. This should take about
5-10 minutes to complete; please consider each question carefully and take your
time. Thank you very much for assisting me.
1. How old are
2. What year group
and class are you in?
3. Do you know
what ADHD is?
4. Has a
teacher ever spoken to you or your class about ADHD?
5. In your
personal opinion, do you believe that your school does enough for students with
ADHD and other mental illnesses?
explain why or why not.
7. What do you believe can be done to help such students?
following is a short list of common symptoms of ADHD that are often ignored
among student populations. Please check all that apply to you after careful
It’s very hard
for me to keep track of homework assignments and due dates.
No matter how hard I try to
be on time, I am usually late.
I have trouble
getting to sleep at night, and waking up in the morning.
I jump from one topic to
another in conversation.
other people when they’re talking, even though I try not to.
Even when I try to listen in
class my thoughts start wandering.
difficulty remembering what I’ve read.
I can’t seem to get started
on school assignments until the last minute.
My room is very
My friends say I’m
“hyper”, or a daydreamer.
I forget to do
things my parents ask me to do.
I frequently lose or
misplace personal items.
My parents and
teachers tell me I need to try harder in school.
I am distracted easily by
sounds or by things I see.
My parents tell
me that I overreact to things.
I feel anxious or worried a
lot of the time.
I feel moody and
depressed, even for no reason.
I am easily frustrated.
I’m pretty impatient
and hate to wait.
I feel different from other
I feel mentally
exhausted when I get home from school.
It takes me longer to get
assignments done compared to my classmates.
Even when I
study hard I can’t seem to remember things when I’m taking an exam.
It’s so hard for me to stay
I only make good
grades in the classes that really interest me.
I have trouble completing
papers and projects on time.
I sometimes eat
to calm down.
It seems like I’m always
I fidget or
doodle in class because it’s hard for me to sit still and listen.
I blurt things out without