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Close your eyes and imagine. You’re at a park. You’re surrounded by children, and their screams and giggles are filling your ears. To your left, there is a boy jumping off some playground equipment. To your right, there’s a herd of children hollering as they chase after and tackle one another. In front of you, … Continue reading ADHD and Preschoolers – Child-sized Bundles of Energy
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a non-profit professional association in the United States whose mandate is facilitating psychiatric care for children and adolescents by providing information for families and professionals. Visit the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry site now.
Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA). This website is primarily for physicians, but there is content for parents and children under the “public info” type. This well organized website provides up to date information for physicians, educators, parents and individuals with ADHD. Information appropriate for different audiences is easy to find and is provided in different … Continue reading CADDRA – Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance
There are many factors to consider when deciding whether to share your child’s ADHD diagnosis with others. Parents should weigh the pros and cons of disclosing their child’s diagnosis to a particular person, agency or organization. The decision to share your child’s diagnosis should be based on how it will be beneficial to your child … Continue reading Sharing Your ADHD Diagnosis
Women and girls who have ADHD experience unique challenges. Often girls and women are diagnosed later in life as they do not show “typical” ADHD traits. Girls with ADHD are often inattentive, but may or may not have obvious difficulties with impulsiveness or hyperactivity. While some girls and women with ADHD may be seen as … Continue reading Women and Girls
Getting the process started to determine whether your child has ADHD and then knowing what to do once the diagnosis has been made can be overwhelming for parents. The key, is that this is not a journey that parents should undertake alone. Helping children with ADHD should be a collaborative, team approach that is shared … Continue reading Navigating the School and Health System
ADHD is not one-size-fits-all. Not only does it vary person-to-person, but ADHD may present differently at different ages and stages of a person’s life. Generally speaking, children may experience more symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity, whereas adults experience mostly symptoms of inattention. But this doesn’t have to be the case for everyone. This is why … Continue reading ADHD at Different Ages
ADD or ADHD is a brain disorder. Or as we like to call it, a brain difference. This brain difference causes kids, teens and adults to experience difficulty with attention, concentration, self-control and self-esteem. ADHD has many symptoms. Some symptoms at first may look like normal behaviors for a child, but ADHD makes them much … Continue reading About ADHD
The 'Frequently Asked Questions' consists of a list of all the ADHD questions most frequently asked by patients, their families and physicians/colleagues.Each question is answered by a pool of Canadian experts in ADHD. These videos provide great information to parents and youth about several topics related to ADHD, including diagnosis, medication, non-medication options, and follow-up. … Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions Videos (CADDAC) – English and French