Resources

Resources

About ADHD

Why ADHD stigma exists

A coaching tool that looks at some of the reasons behind stigma and prejudice about ADHD

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What ADHD means for a child

A cartoon strip giving examples of daily challenges that a child with ADHD may face in their home and school life

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Talking about ADHD

A coaching tool introducing ADHD - explaining what it is, who it affects, symptoms and help examples

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Spotting related conditions

A coaching tool providing an overview of the main conditions related to ADHD

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Spotting ADHD symptoms

A simple checklist tool to help sort the common ADHD symptoms into categories, either inattention or hyperactivity/impulsivity

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Relationships with siblings

A cartoon strip giving examples of potential causes of conflict within the family

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Discussing symptoms of ADHD with teachers

A discussion guide to help parents and carers discuss with teachers the symptoms of a child who potentially has ADHD

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Discussing symptoms of ADHD with parents

A discussion guide to help teachers discuss with parents and carers the symptoms of a child who potentially has ADHD

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Discussing ADHD with other parents (for use by teachers)

A discussion guide to help teachers discuss ADHD with parents

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Discussing ADHD with other parents (for use by parents)

A discussion guide to help parents and carers discuss ADHD with other parents

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Common questions

A coaching tool that gives examples of common questions about ADHD, and how to deal with them

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Common myths

A coaching tool that gives examples of common myths about ADHD, and how to deal with them

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School life: Coping with change

This is me

A cartoon strip to enable children to start sharing their thoughts on leaving their old school, and their hopes for the new school

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Reviewing progress at a new school (for use by teachers)

A discussion guide to help teachers to agree with parents and carers how to review the child’s early progress at the new school

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Reviewing progress at a new school (for use by parents)

A discussion guide to help parents and carers agree with teachers how to review the child’s early progress at the new school

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Preparing the child for the next class

A short coaching tool providing examples of how to prepare a child for the next lesson

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Preparing for the school handover (for use by teachers)

A discussion guide to help teachers agree with parents how best to prepare for the school handover

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Preparing for the school handover (for use by parents)

A discussion guide to help parents and carers agree with teachers how best to prepare for the school handover

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Preparing for handover to a new teacher

A tool to help inform a teacher new to the child about techniques that have been successful with him or her

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Planning a smooth handover to a new school (for use by teachers)

A discussion guide to aid teachers plan a smooth handover when the child moves onto a new school

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Planning a smooth handover to a new school (for use by parents)

A discussion guide to aid parents and carers plan a smooth handover to the child’s new school

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People I have met

A tool to help children identify and discuss their impressions of the new people they meet

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Parent’s handover

A tool outlining the areas you may, as parents and carers, want to share with the new school

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Overcoming common challenges

A coaching tool that looks at some of the most common challenges a child faces when starting a new school and how teachers can help

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Agreeing a management plan (for use by teachers)

A discussion guide to help teachers agree a management plan for a child with their parents or carers

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School life: In the classroom

Support in the classroom

A coaching tool providing examples of how different management techniques can help to encourage children to focus on their strengths

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Sample letter

An example letter to introduce the child to a teacher/school

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Managing distractions in the classroom

A coaching tool providing advice on how to minimise distractions for people with ADHD and manage safety issues

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Introducing ADHD to teachers (for use by teachers)

A discussion guide to help teachers meet with parents and carers to introduce ADHD

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Introducing ADHD to teachers (for use by parents)

A discussion guide to help parents and carers meet with teachers to introduce ADHD

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Giving feedback

A coaching tool providing examples of how to evaluate learning and give feedback in the classroom

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Developing study skills

A coaching tool providing advice on homework, tips and rewards and the support required to help children develop core skills

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School life: Managing behaviours

Wordsearch

A tool to help introduce the subject of feelings

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When do I feel like this

A tool to help the child to show how they feel in different day-to-day situations at school and what makes them happy, sad or angry

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Reward wall

A printable reward chart to help a child build towards a reward by recording positive comments from home and school

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Outbursts

A coaching tool that looks at how to react when a child with ADHD is angry

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Opportunities to praise

A cartoon strip that gives some examples of opportunities to praise and support good behaviour

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Mood thermometer

A tool to help the child show how they are feeling and what makes them feel that way

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Managing behaviour day to day

A cartoon strip that gives some examples of ways to manage behaviour day-to-day

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Getting ready for school

A tool to help show children the tasks they need to complete to get ready for school

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Family outbursts

A coaching tool that looks at how the family deals with day-to-day anger and advice on how to deal with outbursts

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Discussing management plans in school (for use by the key teacher)

A discussion guide to help teachers and other staff discuss and agree a management plan for a child

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Discussing management plans in school (for use by all staff)

A discussion guide to help teachers and other staff discuss and agree a management plan for a child

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Discussing feelings

A tool to help the child share their feelings and identify things you can do to help

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Creating a consistent approach to managing behaviours in the school

A coaching tool that looks at how to build a consistent approach to managing behaviours in the school

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Coping with anger

A coaching tool that helps you consider the effect a child’s anger has and ways to deal with your own feelings

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Choices and consequences

A cartoon strip to enable children to understand the link between choices and consequences, and how to deal with problems

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Avoiding problems

A coaching tool that helps identify situations that children with ADHD find challenging and things that can be done prevent the problems

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Anger warning signs

A coaching tool that helps children discuss what it feels like when they start to get angry and be able to recognise the warning signs

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Agreeing a management plan (for use by parents)

A discussion guide to help parents and carers agree with teachers a management plan for their child with the teachers

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Agreeing a consistent approach (for use by teachers)

A discussion guide to help teachers agree with parents and carers upon a consistent approach to managing and improving aspects of a child’s behaviour

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Agreeing a consistent approach (for use by parents)

A discussion guide to help parents and carers agree with teachers upon a consistent approach to managing and improving aspects of their child’s behaviour

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Life skills

Time management

A tool offering practical support to help children build their time management and organisational skills

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Life and career expectations

A tool to help a child think about the types of things they do well and what they may want to do as a job

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Ideas to help build self esteem

A guide providing ideas to help build a child’s self-confidence and self-esteem

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Helping with feelings

A tool to help a child explore their feelings

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Building self-esteem in daily life

A cartoon strip giving ideas to help build a child’s self-confidence and self-esteem

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Activity

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