ADHD Pt. 3: Resources for Parents of ADHD Children
The third post in our series on ADHD, this article delivers helpful resources for parents of children with ADHD.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is complex in nature and affects children in different ways. If you suspect your child has ADHD, it is important you first consult a trusted physician to receive a proper diagnosis.
If your son has already been diagnosed with the disorder, you’re probably looking for all of the insight and help you can get. We understand that uncertainty can be overwhelming. To ease your efforts, we’ve compiled a list of resources to build your knowledge and support of ADHD.
- Dr. Wes Crenshaw is a Licensed Psychologist experienced in working with adults and teens with ADHD. A contributing writer at ADDitude Magazine, his articles cover time management strategies, safe driving tips, choosing a college major, and advice on maintaining healthy relationships for ADHD adolescents.
- Dr. Randy Kulman is the Clinical Director of South County Child and Family Consultants, an organization specializing in assessment and interventions for children with learning disabilities and attention difficulties. Also serving as the President of LearningWorks for Kids, Dr. Kulman is a great resource for helping your ADHD son mix video games and interactive digital media to improve his academic and executive functioning skills.
- Dr. Russell Barkley is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. With more than 15 books published on ADHD and other learning difficulties, Dr. Barkley had dedicated his career to understanding the disorder. Dr. Barkley’s courses and lectures covering all-things ADHD can be found at adhdlectures.com.
- Dr. Edward Hallowell is a Child and Adult Psychiatrist specializing in ADHD, and a New York Times best-selling author on the subject. Dr. Hallowell offers realistic solutions for parents and children on managing ADHD in school, at work, and in social situations at drhallowell.com.
- Jonathan D. Carroll, M.A. is an expert ADD, ADHD, and executive functioning coach helping children through adults meet and exceed their personal, professional, and educational goals. Founder of the Carroll Educational Group and IEP Experts, Jonathan helps clients all over the United States and the world.
- Kevin Roberts, author of Cyber Junkie: Escape the Gaming and Internet Trap, has been an ADHD and “cyber-addicted” coach for over seventeen years. His main areas of focus include: academic strategies and study skill development, phone and one-on-one coaching for parents and children, teacher mentoring, and a liaison between families and schools.
- Understood. Learn about conditions related to ADHD and what can be done at home to help ADHD symptoms.
- Science Daily. Read about the latest scientific research on ADHD.
- ADDitude Magazine. Find encouraging blogs written by people with ADHD, school and learning disability help, ADHD news, and much more.
- A Mom’s View of ADHD. Find inspiring stories from parents with ADHD children, an ADHD forum, and insight into helping your ADHD child thrive in his academics.
- Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA). Find virtual ADHD support groups, weekly ADHD webinars, and learn how to spread ADHD awareness.
- Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD). Explore online ADHD training and events, tips and resources, and find support for parents and caregivers of children with ADHD.
- National Resource Center on ADHD. Find professionals who diagnose and treat ADHD, hospital and university ADHD centers, parent education, and much more.
- National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Find an informational overview of ADHD and NIH-funded studies currently recruiting participants with ADHD.
- Help Guide. Discover tips for setting your ADHD child up for school success and working with his teachers.
- Child Development Institute. Find practical classroom strategies for attention deficit and cognitively impulsive children, and specific accommodations for various ADHD behaviors.
- Teach ADHD. Learn how to foster a more effective home and school connection for your son.
ADHD Educational Techniques
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Explore effective strategies that empower ADHD children, such as visualization, relaxation, and opportunities for hands-on learning. Note: this webpage is a chapter from ADD/ADHD Alternatives in the Classroom, a book by Dr. Thomas Armstrong, Executive Director of the American Institute for Learning and Human Development.
Advocating for your child’s success is no small task, and it starts at school. Create the right opportunities to find intellectual peers and mentors so you can make all the difference with your son’s ADHD.
Learn more about how teens can succeed with ADHD.