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Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Resources for Children, Parents, & Educators

CHADD Toolkit Resources about the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in addition to tools to help you cope with the stress, anxiety, and the challenges associated with ADHD.

Understood.org  is a valuable resource for parents of children with learning and attention issues. You can use their searchable site for information on diverse topics, such as feelings, 504 Plans vs IEPs, dyslexia, ADHD, and more.

The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders.

 

Impact Parents - Helping Parents Help Kids http://www.impactparents.com

Planning Ahead for Summertime With ADHD

Structure and routines are important for children with ADHD, which can make summertime difficult, as it's often relaxed and unstructured. This page offers tips for creating activities and routines for kids to help manage their ADHD.

School Success Kit for Kids With ADHD

Organization is important for kids with ADHD, and this page offers tools and strategies to help kids manage their time, stay focused, and handle homework.

Questions to Ask Professionals Who Diagnose or Treat ADHD

If you think your child has ADHD, it's important to ask plenty of questions about the diagnosis, treatment, and insurance coverage.

Teaching Students With ADHD

It can be difficult to deal with ADHD in the classroom, but this page offers tips and tricks to help teachers overcome common challenges while helping kids succeed.

Executive Function Worksheet

This worksheet can help you identify your child's executive function challenges and find out what may be effective in helping them to manage their workload at home and at school.

How to Make Homework Less Work

Homework can be difficult for kids with ADHD, but creating a plan can help kids understand what's going on in class and get their work done without getting overwhelmed.

Empowering Parents-Helping Parents of Young Children with ADHD get Behavior Results http://www.empoweringparents.com/ADHD-Young-Children.php

Resources for Adults

Could it Be ADHD?

ADHD is often missed outside of the school setting, especially in adults. This page includes some of the symptoms of ADHD that are common in adults.

ADHD in Adults

This fact sheet covers what ADHD is, the symptoms of adult ADHD, and how to manage it.

Adult ADHD: What it Feels Like to Have It

It's easier to find information about ADHD in children, but this condition doesn't go away with age. Learn more about having and managing ADHD as an adult here.

Adult ADHD

Therapy and/or medication can help adults with ADHD to manage their mental health.

Diagnosis of ADHD in Adults

You'll find plenty of resources online that can help you figure out if you might have ADHD, but you won't know for sure unless you seek an evaluation from a professional.

Seven Facts About ADHD

This page includes a list of facts about ADHD in adults.

The ADHD Rollercoaster is a blog written by a journalist who focuses on ADHD topics, especially for adults with ADHD and their significant others.

Mental Health Resources

The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders.

HeySigmund is a fantastic resource about anxiety for children, teens and their parents.

Behavioral Health Toolkit for primary care providers can help with screening patients and identifying possible candidates for behavioral health interventions as well as keeping an eye on how diagnosed people are fairing with their medication and/or therapy.

ADHD and Other Conditions This page from the CDC explains how ADHD often occurs alongside other mental health disorders and how this combination can provide extra challenges for children, parents, educators, and health-care providers.

Mental Health Literacy: ADHD ADHD is a mental health disorder best diagnosed by a doctor, psychologist, or other trained health provider, but there are some symptoms to watch for that may tip a person off that they may have ADHD.

Functional Mental Disorders While ADHD is also a functional illness, which means that it doesn't stop people from living their day-to-day lives. But it does make it harder to do menial tasks or things that require long periods of focus.

Your Health in Mind: ADHD Your Health in Mind offers an overview of adult ADHD and the symptoms that may arise.

ADHD Provider Toolkit This toolkit can assist physicians in identifying and treating ADHD in children and provides information to encourage the use of evidence-based tools in health and school systems.

Helpful Apps and Tools

33 ADHD-Friendly Ways to Get Organized ADDitude offers an article filled with helpful tipsto get organized with adult ADHD at home and in the office.

Organizing Your Time and Space Life is hectic, and when you have ADHD, it can be a struggle to stay organized and focused. That's why ADHD at Work has put together some tips to help you keep your space organized and stay on schedule.

Delusional To-Do Lists vs. Realistic To-Do Lists for ADHD Adults To-do lists are often suggested to people with ADHD to help them get organized, but often, these lists aren't actually helpful. On this page, an ADHD coach breaks down the differences between useful to-do lists and ones that aren't helpful.

Create a To-Do List That Really Works This page lists several strategies to help create a to-do list that works for people with ADHD.

Tips for Staying Focused When You Have Adult ADHD Staying focused with ADHD can be difficult, so this page has put together a list of tips and tricks for maintaining attention and focus.

How to Use Hyperfocus for Good While concentration and focus can be difficult sometimes with ADHD, on the flip side, sometimes, you may be so hyperfocused on a single thing that it can be hard to break away from it. Here's how to use that hyperfocus for good.

 

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ADHD Support Resources

ADDA

The Attention Deficit Disorder Association is an organization dedicated to helping adults with ADD learn more about how to take charge of their lives through articles, webinars, and more.

APSARD

The American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders is a multi-disciplinary professional organization with the goal of improving outcomes for individuals with ADHD and their family members.

ADHD Federation

The World Federation of ADHD brings together professional communities and regional ADHD associations to disseminate education and advocate for patients and their families.

LD Resources Foundation

This nonprofit organization is dedicated to helping people affected by specific learning disabilities, dyslexia, and ADHD.

NAMI: ADHD

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization and provides information on ADHD in order to help Americans learn how to manage this disorder.

American Psychiatric Association: Help With ADHD

The American Psychiatric Association is the premier psychiatric organization that aims to advance mental health as a part of general health and well-being.

CHADD Recorded Webinars:

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Ask The Expert: Getting through to your teenager with ADHD

Diane Dempster and Elaine-Taylor Klaus

The teenage years are tricky for parent-child relationships. As a parent or caregiver you want to maintain a strong bond and teach good decision-making skills. You may find that previous parenting strategies are not as effective for teens. As with any relationship, communication is key. Learn how to make adjustments to your communication so that you not only are getting through to your teenagers, but helping them thrive and be prepared for independence after leaving your nest.

 

In this webinar you will specifically learn to:

  • Describe communication strategies effective for talking with teenagers

  • Give examples of how to best support and empower teens with ADHD

  • Identify 2 ways to obtain buy-in and motivate teens when they’re seemingly unmotivated

Ask the Expert: ADHD - Emotions and Motivation

A person's level of motivation is tied to his emotions where ADHD is concerned. Dr. Thomas E. Brown discusses the interrelationship between emotions and motivation:

 

• Emotional regulation and a person's sense of motivation

• Why getting started on a project can be difficult for someone affected by ADHD

• How to take control of one's emotions and motivation

 

Dr. Brown is a clinical psychologist who received his PhD from Yale University and maintains a private practice in Hamden, Connecticut specializing in assessment and treatment of high-IQ children, adolescents and adults with ADD and related problems. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine and is Associate Director of the Yale Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders. He has served on the Professional Advisory Board for national CHADD and for the National Attention Deficit Disorder Association.

Podcasts

Attention Talk Radio

This is one of the leading self-help Internet radio shows that focuses on managing symptoms associated with attention deficit disorder. It is hosted by Jeff Copper, an ADHD coach, who helps put a spotlight on attention and the role it plays in life.

ADHD 365 and All Things ADHD Podcasts

Children and Adults With ADHD (CHADD) is an organization founded on helping people with ADHD, and as part of that effort, they launched two podcasts: ADHD 365 and All Things ADHD.

Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast

This podcast is presented by Nikki Kinzer, an ADHD coach and educator, with the intention of helping people to take control of their ADHD.

I Have ADHD Podcast

Kristen Carder, an adult with ADHD, created this podcast to reach out to people with adult ADHD and to help others understand their thought processes and unlock their potential.

ADHD ReWired Podcast

ADHD reWired combines science, strategies, and stories in a program hosted by a licensed clinical social worker to help people who have ADHD.