ADHD RESOURCES

 

FREE INTERVENTIONS

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  • Confident Parents: Thriving Kids – Behaviour: A free coach-based program offered by the Canadian Mental Health Association in BC to help parents with behavioural management strategies for children aged 3-12.

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WEBSITES

Center for ADHD Awareness (CADDAC)

Child Mind Institute

BC Children's Hospital ADHD clinic

For more information about assessing executive function in children, please see Assessment

FREE WEBINARS

Cognitive, Executive, Emotional, and Behavioral Interventions for students.

Usually Messy and Always Late: Understanding Executive Functioning and Organizational Skills Challenges for Students with ADHD

VIDEOS

Entertaining video on the teen brain

Teen ADHD

Jack and Jill have ADHD

The ADHD brain as a film director

BOOKS

There are many excellent books about ADHD. Here are some recommendations:

Smart But Scattered (by Dawson & Guare,2009): This book guides how to deal with day-to-day problems experienced by children, including following instructions in the classroom, doing homework, completing chores, reducing performance anxiety, and staying calm under pressure.

Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents (Barkley, 2020)

Thriving with ADHD Workbook for Kids: 60 Fun Activities to Help Children Self-Regulate, Focus, And Succeed (Miller, 2018)

Executive Function Booklist

MORE ADHD RESOURCES

Free online learning series from BC Children's Hospital on ADHD called Rolling with ADHD. It consists of an 8-week online module program with interactive short videos, questions, and practical strategies. For more information and to sign up, see: https://healthymindslearning.ca/rollingwith-adhd/

 

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA): www.add.org (for example, they offer bi-weekly virtual parent ADHD support groups)

 

Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA): provides information for children, adolescents, parents, and educators. www.adhdlearning.caddra.ca and https://www.caddra.ca/

 

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) was founded by parents and their children with ADHD to find community online and provide information to other families. www.chadd.org

 

Dr. Russell Barkley is a recognized expert in the area of ADHD. Clips of Dr. Barkley explaining ADHD can be found on YouTube by searching “Dr. Russell Barkley and ADHD”.