ADHD and School Strategies

ADHD at schoolSchool supports and strategies are a major component of helping children with ADHD be successful. Teachers may find this section helpful, and parents are also encouraged to learn about the strategies that can be used in the classroom to support their child.

This section provides resources so that parents and teachers can learn more about academic supports and accommodations, Individualized Program Plans (IPP), and supporting positive behaviour at school for children with ADHD.

Download the ADHD and School Strategies Tip Sheet here.

Recommended Books

The Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD. By John Taylor. - Survival strategies for self-care, modifying behavior, school, having fun and dealing with doctors, counselors, and medication is provided in this book.

Take Control of ADHD: The Ultimate Guide for Teens with ADHD. By Ruth Spodak and Kenneth Stefano. - This book was written to enable teens to take control of their disorder and find success in school and in life.

Help 4ADD@High School. By Kathleen G. Nadeau. - A guidebook with tips to help teens successfully navigate those years with ADHD.

Organizing the Disorganized Child: Simple Strategies to Succeed in School. By Martin L. Kutscher and Marcella Moran. - A toolkit for parents and educators which offer success strategies.

That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life. By Ana Homayoun. - The advice in this book teaches boys how to get organized, study effectively, and meet their goals.

The ADHD Book of Lists: A Practical Guide for Helping Children and Teens with Attention Deficit Disorders. By Sandra F. Rief. - A comprehensive, reliable source of answers, practical strategies, and tools written in a convenient list format.

Recommended Websites and Other Resources

ADDvance. This website offers information about attention deficit disorders for parents, teens, young adults, adults, and women and girls. 

ADDitude. This website provides many resources, strategies, and support for ADHD and learning disabilities. 

CADDAC. CADDAC or the Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada is a national, non-profit, umbrella organization providing leadership in education and advocacy for ADHD organizations and individuals across Canada. Their website is full of information about ADHD for children, teenagers, and adults which CADDAC hopes will support those affected by ADHD. 

Take Ten Spotlight Series Learning is a complex task and teaching is even more complex given the diversity of learners in each classroom. This great resource was created to be a tool for educators. The strategies modeled are of universal benefit to all students and are particularly effective as targeted supports for students with learning disabilities and/or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).