Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Featuring:
Danielle Fisher
Ian Crocker

Introduction
Does your child have trouble sitting still? Act without thinking first? Or often start but not finish things? Do these things cause problems for your child at school or at home? If the answer is “yes,” your child might have a common childhood medical condition called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Many children have restless behaviors that are typical of ADHD. When fidgeting, poor concentration, or impulsiveness begin disrupting performance in school, at home, or in relationships with other children, the cause might be ADHD. Or, there might be a different cause. Seeing your child’s doctor and getting the right diagnosis and treatment can help your child do better in the classroom, on the playground, and at home.

To be a good advocate for your child, you need to learn as much as you can about ADHD. This guidebook and video program will help you:

  • Find out if your child may have ADHD.
  • Work with your child’s doctor to get the right treatment.
  • Support your child in school.
  • Help your child feel confident, secure, and successful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contents
What is ADHD?
How Common is ADHD?
Common Signs and Symptoms
Getting Treatment
Supporting School Success
The Teenage Years
Working Together
Resources

Credits
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Guide for Families was made possible by the efforts of many individuals who contributed their time and expertise toward producing an informative and motivational guide based on sound medical practices and solid scientific research. The producers and sponsor wish to thank all those who participated in developing this project, especially those who took part in the video.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dr. Marilyn Benoit
Dr. Glenn Kashurba

This video and guidebook are made possible by the support of
Shire US Inc.

Author
Nancy Henderson

Cover and Guidebook Design
Design Partners www.dgdesignpartners.com

Project Coordinator
Frank Phillippi

For additional information, click here to listen to an ADHD expert (free account necessary).

Contents
What is ADHD?
How Common is ADHD?
Common Signs and Symptoms
Getting Treatment
Supporting School Success
The Teenage Years
Working Together
Resources