About ADHD

About ADHD

Identifying the symptoms and the effects of ADHD on the child, the family and the school
Talking about ADHD

This section helps parents, carers and teachers to:

  • Discuss what ADHD is, and who it affects
  • Identify the symptoms and effects of ADHD.

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ADHD diagnosis and management

This section helps parents, carers and teachers to:

  • Recognise the main ADHD symptoms
  • Start to recognise symptoms of conditions commonly seen alongside ADHD in children
  • Understand how a diagnosis of ADHD is made, and who is involved
  • Understand the management and treatment options for children with ADHD.

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The impact of ADHD

This section helps parents, carers and teachers to identify the impact of ADHD:

  • On a child at home and school
  • On a child’s relationships within the family, at school and with friends.

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Addressing ADHD stigma

This section helps parents, carers and teachers to: 

  • Identify some of the reasons why people with ADHD face stigma and prejudice
  • Explore ways to address and combat stigma in ADHD
  • Answer common questions people ask about ADHD
  • Counter myths and misunderstandings about what people with ADHD are like
  • Discuss ADHD in class.

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Resources

Activity

Take children on an educational adventure to learn more about ADHD.