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Synonyms for distract

draw someone's attention away from something

disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed

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Bart Simpson, the cartoon character, is a prototype of the young boy with ADHD, in that he is: impulsive, distractible, and has difficulty sitting still for classroom activities.
Teacher ratings of classroom behaviour revealed that males were more prone to inattentive, restless and distractible behaviours and aggressive, antisocial and oppositional behaviours than females.
Realize that there are individuals who are both highly distractible and prone to hyper-focusing.
Gross attention to environment, highly distractible, requires continual redirection, difficulty, learning new tasks, agitated by too much stimulation.
He'd have written more like me--in a state of unfocused, highly distractible drowsiness, and his affliction undoubtedly would have crept into the speeches of his protagonists.
Smits-Engelsman et al (1998) proposed that in their referred sample, the children may have been more distractible than normal.
Orfalea was an adult before he realized he fit the profile for ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder), which can make a child impulsive, restless, easily distractible, and unable to concentrate.
The off-task behavior impacted not only the students who sat in the back of the room, but some of the students who needed quiet space to complete their work, as well as the students who were more distractible.
Loomer makes a convincing case that America as a whole is more distracted and distractible than any of its individual members.
Similarly, it is circular to state that a child is distractible because of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
That could easily have happened to me in this case, distractible and distracted as I am.
We become more easily distractible, and the price we pay is that we're more likely to lose touch when we're doing something we like, or when we're spending time with our children, or our spouse, or our pets.
Considerable evidence supported the notion that Jacob was more inattentive, impulsive, distractible, and hyperactive than most boys his age.
In terms of perception and understanding, manic persons generally will be highly distractible and unable to distinguish between relevant and irrelevant stimuli and thoughts.
Table 1 Portrait of Transition Elements Effects Normal transition A time of opportunity Increased vulnerability Heightened potential Missed opportunities return Emotional Fear Anxiety Embarrassment Depression Breakdown in meaning Behavioral Confusion Irritability Poor work Distractible, migratory attention Withdrawn relationships Physical Sleep disturbances Psychosomatic difficulties Note.