Meet Dr. Mike Assel from Dan L. Duncan Children’s Neurodevelopmental Clinic at the Children’s Learning Institute. Hear about how ADHD impacts children and families in many ways and get connect to resources to help!
Find out more about what Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is and how it is diagnosed:
In this section, you’ll find videos that can help families deepen their understanding of ways to support children with ADHD.
Experts from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University explain what executive functioning skills are, how children’s brains develop, and how supporting these skills can help your child focus, organize information, and plan.
In this video, Dr. Erin Gonzalez from Seattle Children’s Hospital pinpoints the changes you can make to your approach to help your child with AD/HD stay engaged and set them up for success.
The following websites, articles, and other publications highlight strategies to use at home with your child, ways to advocate for your child in school, and helpful tips/ways to support your child with ADHD.
Data from a CDC study provide estimates by state for how many U.S. children aged 3–17 years ever had or currently have ADHD.
Here are six specific ways to support your child with symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, as recommended by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).
This article from the National Resource Center on ADHD explores ways you can get started when your child is diagnosed with ADHD.
These home activities are designed for you to play and put into practice together with your child. They provide a way to intentionally practice self-regulation skills, concentration, memory, and calming exercises. You can also text or email a link to an activity that you like with friends, family members, or other parents.
In this activity and video from the CIRCLE Activity Collection, your child will strengthen their attention and listening skills by focusing on hearing different sounds during a walk outside together.
Help your child develop executive function skills and self-regulation skills, which are critical for learning and development, by practicing these activities and games from The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University.
Using this activity and video from the CIRCLE Activity Collection, you will invite your child to practice techniques to calm their brain and body.
Explore these community resources and services for more support to you and your child with ADHD.
CHADD’s self-paced online courses include short video lessons and downloadable resources. In these courses, you will receive support from other parents, gain a comprehensive understanding of ADHD, and learn strategies to improve life at home and school.