Constantly fidgeting and squirming. Invading personal space. Melting down in public. These can be signs of both ADHD and sensory processing issues. While they’re different issues, they have some overlap and can occur together.
In grade school, increasing workloads can be hard for students to keep up with. For some kids, this is when symptoms of ADHD first become noticeable—and your child's teacher may see signs before you do.
Lagging behind at school. Not following directions properly. Seeming "out of the loop" in social situations. These can be signs of both ADHD and auditory processing disorder (APD), two very different issues that sometimes can look so similar, they may be mistaken for each other and misdiagnosed.