Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects the ability of children to control their behavior. A child with ADHD may exhibit the following characteristics:
- An inability to sit still
- Problems paying attention
- Inability to control behavior
Services that may be beneficial for a child with ADHD include:
- Behavior management
- Special education
Where can I find further information?
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (PDF - 884 KB)
Adoption Resources of Wisconsin (2009)
Provides information on children with ADHD; explains the diagnostic criteria, professional assessment, behavioral evaluation, and methods of treatment. The factsheet also provides a list of resources and an action plan parents can use to help their child manage ADHD at home and at school.
ADHD: A Guide for Families
Features a video and accompanying booklet to help parents understand attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Includes information on common signs of the disorder, treatment options, strategies for supporting school success, and working with teachers and doctors as a team.
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
CHADD is the nation's leading nonprofit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families.
Children Who Can't Pay Attention/Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Facts for Families, 6, 2008
Provides resources and information on ADHD. The website includes information on medications used to treat a child presenting with ADHD and has links to videos on risk factors, treatment options, and school success.
National Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Provides information, resources, and networking opportunities to help adults with AD/HD lead better lives.