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Here are the resources we found for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder for parents and families:
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The main symptoms of ADHD are poor attention, being hyper or always “on the go” and being impulsive (doing things without thinking).
This page from the Black Country CAMHS site provides an introduction to ADHD. It includes tips to support young people, and a set of additional links.
Suspecting or hearing that your child has ADHD or ADD can trigger a number of feelings. It can also raise many questions, including “what is ADHD?” You may also wonder about symptoms, evaluations and how you can help.
I’m Concerned my Child might have ADHD. Now What?
If you are concerned your child could have ADHD, you might not know how to find out for sure, or where to turn for help. There are a number of things you can do to get answers you need to best help your child. Understood has put together 10 steps you can take to determine if your child has ADHD and where to go from there.
Signs of ADHD at Different Ages
It’s not always easy to spot ADHD symtpoms. This checklist can help give you an idea of whether your child is showing signs of ADHD. Understood have created this list to look at when you observe your child’s behaviour. It’s important to keep in mind that all children occasionally act in some of these ways, but young people with ADHD struggle a lot more with these behaviours than other kids their age.