Diagnosing and Treating ADHD
Children's Hospital psychiatrist Josephine Elia, MD, and psychologist Thomas Power, PhD, discuss ADHD, its impact on children's lives, and current treatment methods. Stories of children living with ADHD are also featured. This 15-minute presentation is part of the Consumer Education Group's "Health & Family" series.
Strategies for Families: Building Partnerships with Teachers
The Center for Management of ADHD offers tips to help parents work with their child's teachers.
What is ADHD?
Parenting Children with ADHD
Caring for Your Child - Atomoxetine
Caring for Your Child - Constructing a Daily Report Card
Caring for Your Child - Educational Rights for the Child with ADHD
Caring for Your Child - Stimulant Medications
The Regional Autism Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia provides comprehensive, coordinated family-centered care for children under the age of 5. They also provide valuable resources for families with questions about autism spectrum disorders.
CHADD is a non-profit, membership organization that provides support and services to individuals with ADHD. CHADD chapters are local groups comprised of volunteers who provide a variety of activities for individuals and families affected by ADHD. Activities may include support groups, community resource information, monthly meetings on topics of interest, outreach programs, and the opportunity to network with other adults, parents, and professionals interested in the many challenges of ADHD .
ADDA's mission is to help people with ADHD lead happier, more successful lives through education, research and public advocacy. ADDA focuses especially on the needs of adults and young adults with ADHD.
LDA provides support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals. At the national, state and local levels, LDA provides cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources.
NICHCY is a central source for information on children with disabilities, including information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), No Child Left Behind, and research-based information on effective educational practices.
NCLD provides information, resources, and referral sources for children and adults with learning disabilities. They also develop educational programs, seminars, and workshops and are active in advocating for more effective policies and legislation to help individuals with learning disabilities.
A small proportion of people with ADHD have a neurological disorder called Tourette syndrome. The TSA is a good source of information for families with questions about this condition.
NIMH provides a very thorough description of our current knowledge of ADHD. This is an excellent resource for providers with questions concerning a wide range of issues related to ADHD, including diagnosis, possible causes, and treatments.