‘Falling Letters’ Shows What It’s Like to Have ADHD

It’s called “Falling Letters.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 9.5 percent of children ages 3 to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD—that’s more than 5.9 million kids. When it comes to the disorder’s prevalence, there’s a striking gender gap, with 13.5 percent of boys having been diagnosed, compared to 5.4 percent of girls. People with ADHD are challenged by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. These symptoms make it hard for kids to succeed in school and make social relationships difficult as well.

That’s why it’s important that parents, educators, and other children understand the struggles faced by those with ADHD. To do his part in spreading awareness, Swedish filmmaker Erik Rosenlund has created an animated video, “Falling Letters,” that depicts a curious boy with ADHD trying to make it through a day. The video’s touching conclusion shows the power that a supportive person can have in the life of a child with ADHD.

Here’s more info if you have a friend with ADHD who you’d like to help.

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