ADHD & Inattention

A Father & Son Conversation: Growing Up with ADHD [video]

Hear from the perspective of a personal narrative what it “really” means to live with ADHD.  Glen Elliott, PhD, MD, and his son, Mark Elliott, MD, psychiatrist, talk about their personal experience with ADHD and the different types of ADHD, ADHD symptoms, the connection between ADHD and executive functioning, treatment options and more. Read more ›

6 Signs and Symptoms Of ADHD [video]

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is a disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention or hyperactivity that interferes with functioning and development. Though ADHD is diagnosed during childhood, it can also affect adults. Read more ›

Executive Functioning Modules for College Students [downloadable]

Almost all students struggle at one time or another with focus, paying attention, organizing, prioritizing, and completing projects or papers. These modules from the University of Wisconsin–Madison will focus on increasing self-awareness and improving your ability to pay attention and focus, which are related to the skills of executive functioning. Read more ›

A Parents’ Guide to Understanding and Supporting Twice-Exceptional Children

Twice-exceptional children — those who are gifted and have a learning disability or neurological disorder like ADHD — often struggle with issues related to social-emotional growth and/or regulation. As a result, many of these students battle anxiety, stress, emotional regulation, social anxiety, and executive dysfunction. Read more ›

Twice Exceptional & Proud: On Being Gifted with ADHD — Q&A Session for Parents of ADHD & 2E Students [video]

ADHD expert Sharon Saline answers ADDitude Magazine readers’ questions about gifted children and adults who have ADHD — and struggle with the misconceptions surrounding both. Read more ›

Rate of ADHD, Autism Diagnoses Higher Among Children on Medicaid, Study Finds

Children covered under Medicaid are twice as likely to be diagnosed with disorders such as ADHD or autism compared with those who have private insurance, a study published Wednesday by JAMA Psychiatry found. Read more ›

A Parent’s Journey: A Child With ADHD

In this Voices of Compassion episode, we talk candidly about what parenting a child with ADHD is really like — the challenges, joys, worries and wonder. Hear from Lauren Sims, the mom of a child with ADHD, as she shares her real-life personal journey filled with encouragement, empathy and strategies to set your child up for success. Read more ›

21 Tips for Raising a Child With ADHD

For a child with ADHD, consistency is vital. By using a supportive and structured approach, challenging behaviors can be limited, and the child can flourish. The following tips have been compiled to help parents reduce disruptive behaviors and deal with challenges related to ADHD. Read more ›

Positive Parenting: Adjust Your Parenting Strategies for Kids With ADHD

Your child’s bad behavior is not personal. Make ADHD the enemy; not your child. Catch your child being good every day. Stop blaming others. And other rules for parenting a child with ADD that every family needs to hear.

To ensure that your child is happy and well-adjusted now and in the future — and to create a tranquil home environment — you’ve got to be a great parent to a child with ADHD. Here’s what works, and why. Read more ›

Parent Training in Behavior Management for ADHD

Behavior therapy is an effective treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that can improve a child’s behavior, self-control, and self-esteem. It is most effective in young children when it is delivered by parents. Experts recommend that healthcare providers refer parents of children younger than 12 years old for training in behavior therapy. Read more ›

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