I Don’t Speak to You That Way. Please Show Me Some Respect!
Kids with ADHD often can’t read the social nuances of body language, facial expressions, mood, or tone of voice. When they make off-putting, snarky comments as a result, these five tips can help.
ADHD Can Increase Risk of Suicide
ADHD, especially with co-occurring depression, is a known factor in the risk for suicide. Friends and family members can help when someone struggles with feeling suicidal.
Webinar: How to Find and Work with Your Doctor | Especially for Youth & Young Adults
One of the most important things to consider when managing ADHD is your treatment “team.” Who should be on your team? Young adults and teens preparing to leave high school will find this webinar especially helpful in understanding who should be on their ADHD treatment team. Whether you suspect you may have ADHD, already have a diagnosis, or are being treated for ADHD, you need to evaluate the medical professionals who can help you.
Webinar: Disparities in ADHD Care for BIPOC Children and Adolescents
Children of color frequently receive inadequate ADHD treatment and support because of underlying structural racism or lack of cultural competency—whether they are Black, Latinx, Asian American, Indigenous, or recent immigrants. Dr. Adiaha Spinks-Franklin will discuss how social determinants of health and implicit bias from some physicians negatively affects ADHD diagnosis and treatment for children and adolescents of color. Parents, especially, will find this webinar informative.
A Fishy Idea: Omega-3 Supplements as a Replacement for Medication
Q: Is supplementing with fish oil a good alternative to medication management for ADHD?
A: Many people have been hopeful about fish oil and ADHD symptoms, but there’s no evidence that it can replace prescribed medications.
Is It ADHD or Autism?
Many families are wondering if the behaviors they observe in their children, especially if they have been learning from home, are related to either ADHD or autism. How can a family know if these behaviors are related to either condition or are the result of stress from coping with the pandemic?
Webinar: Navigating College with ADHD
Are you a current or future college student who isn’t sure how to make a strong transition to higher education? Dr. Sharon Saline will help you figure out how to get what you need to set yourself up for success at college or university.
Planning or Hoping for a Pregnancy? Talk About Medication with Your Doctor
Medication during pregnancy is discouraged. Women who are considering pregnancy need to know the risks and benefits of medication and their options to continue treatment.
Webinar: College and Career Prep for Young Adults
Preparing for college or entering the workplace as a young adult for the first time can be challenging, especially when you are managing your ADHD and executive function challenges. In this webinar designed for young adults transitioning to college or the workplace, we will explore strategies to support key areas of independent living.
Online Learning Leaves Some Students Struggling
School campuses closed last year, sending students home to learn online. For many, especially those with ADHD, the change proved to be academically difficult.
Why Look for Complementary Approaches?
Why do some people seek alternative treatments for ADHD? CHADD’s resident expert says they might be unhappy with standard options or want something that reflects their values. The good news is there are complementary approaches that can be helpful.
Special Webinar Presentation: ADHD Medication and College Students: Prevent Misuse, Abuse, and Diversion
Are you concerned about the potential for ADHD medications to be shared or diverted among teens and young adults? This upcoming webinar addresses parents' and young adults' concerns regarding diversion of medications.
Going to College Online with ADHD
Last spring’s abrupt shift to virtual classes extended into the fall semester and will continue into 2021. College students with ADHD can meet the challenges with these expert tips and strategies. High school students will find them helpful as well.
The Purpose Challenge
This free online toolkit is filled with activities to help high school students—particularly seniors—discover the nature of purpose as it relates to their individual lives.
Young Adults Struggle with Continuing Treatment for ADHD
Teens and young adults struggle with learning to manage ADHD—and some just stop treatment all together. Understanding why they might choose to refuse treatment or self-regulate is important in helping them during the transition to adulthood.
Balancing Virtual and Classroom Learning: How to Keep Kids with ADHD On Track
You don’t want to be the “homeschool police.” You do want your child to have a successful school year—whatever it looks like.
Strengthen Executive Function Skills During Distance Learning
Could improvements in these critical skills be one of the silver linings for children attending school remotely? Here are strategies and tools that can help to offset weaknesses related to ADHD and foster independence.
Treating Children for ADHD Can Have Benefits for the Next Generation
Addressing ADHD in children can help them be successful in their lives and may help to improve the lives of their future children.
School Is Different Now. Does Your Child’s Plan Still Work?
Does your child’s educational plan need to be updated for at-home or hybrid learning? You can still meet with the education team, even during the pandemic.
Don’t Stop the Movement!
Research shows kids with ADHD perform better on complex attention tasks when they are fidgeting, which can also be helpful for those who struggle with remote learning. What are some of the socially acceptable options to consider?
Balancing Your Job and Your Child’s Educational Needs
What is your family navigating this fall—remote learning, hybrid school schedules, working from home, or a return to your workplace? If ADHD is also in the mix, you’ll need to create structure to handle all the competing demands.
The Therapist Is Online: Telehealth for ADHD Has Benefits and Drawbacks
The COVID-19 health crisis has prompted an expansion of telehealth services, including online therapy for ADHD. One psychologist shares his experiences providing telehealth care for patients with ADHD.
Podcast: Online Learning for Children with ADHD
Students who have ADHD already face learning challenges while in the classroom. Switching to online learning takes away some of the supportive structures most students with ADHD need to be productive.
Screen Time May Not Be Harming Social Skills
The use of digital devices by children has increased during the current health crisis. Their social skills, though, may not be as badly affected as many parents fear.
Does My Child Need a Tutor or a Coach?
You may wonder if your child will need additional support in these unsettled times, whether or not there is an IEP or 504 plan in place. If you’re unsure, first differentiate between tutoring and coaching as activities, and then identify the professionals who offer these services.
Podcast: Helping African-American Students with ADHD Succeed
The African-American community is affected by ADHD at the same rate as other communities in the United States. However, barriers to evaluation and treatment for children with ADHD remain. Dr. Anita Stoddard discusses how we can overcome those barriers and create opportunities for success for African-American children.
Virtual ADHD Conference Begins Today
The annual conference on ADHD offers online sessions for adults, parents, and professionals to learn from leaders in the many fields of ADHD research and lifestyle.