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ADHD Handouts

Helping kids talk about living with ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is a lifelong condition. ¬†After a diagnosis, families often feel upset, worry, overwhelm, or even relief. Chances are if kids are hyperactive or impulsive, others may have noticed challenges at school or daycare. Sometimes, parents worry about how hard it is to get their child to pay attention, have …

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ADH-me book to help kids understand ADHD
ADHD book review Children's books

How to help children understand ADHD: ADH-Me! by Dr. John Hutton

After a diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), parents and children may have lingering questions. Parents may not know how to start the conversation with their children. Children may not know what questions to ask. Children may be confused or scared about what ADHD actually means. Help children understand ADHD with a children’s book and …

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ADHD Advocacy Handouts

Helping families get extra support at school for children with ADHD

Parents need to feel they can ask for help for their children when struggling in school. Children with ADHD, anxiety or depression can have challenges with relationships and school performance. Knowing how to request the extra support can be overwhelming. There are terms or abbreviations that need explanation in clear language. Families can follow a …

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ADHD Clinical resource Communication

A new way for family-doctor communication about parenting stresses & challenges: The IMPACT 1.0 Scale

Parenting a child with ADHD can be challenging. ADHD can affect how the child does at home and school, affects relationships in the family and with friends. Parents often express worry about how their child does at school and their general wellbeing, or “quality of life. ” Related: ADHD Impact on Quality of Life (ADHD …

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ADHD Handouts

ADHD Medication Handout: Clonidine

This is my fifth installment for my ADHD Medication and Behavior series! This time we are focusing on Clonidine, another alpha-2-adrenergic agonist medication used as a second line agent for ADHD treatment. This is similar to guanfacine, which I blogged about a few days ago and available here. The difference between these two medications are …

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ADHD Handouts

ADHD Medication Handout: Guanfacine

Happy new year! Sorry for the lag in posting. The holidays hit, which was followed by a busy grant submission cycle so I was unable to get back to blogging! As part of my ongoing family friendly handouts for ADHD and behavior, I have the fourth installment with Guanfacine, an alpha-2-agonist medication. This medication is …

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ADHD Medication Handout: Methylphenidate

For those of you reading my series of Medication & Behavior Handouts for Patient Education for the first time with this post, please make sure to read my first one (ADHD Medication Handout: Atomoxetine) to review the background of what to keep in mind when starting a medication for behavior. One of the most commonly …

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ADHD Anxiety Handouts

ADHD Medication Handout: Atomoxetine

After careful discussion with the child’s pediatrician about whether medication should be a part of the ADHD treatment plan, families and the pediatrician will need to decide what medication is best. The discussion should include a few key elements to help guide the decision: The age of the child Whether the child has tried any …

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