ADHD

ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and is usually considered when an individual displays certain symptoms, including the inability to focus, hyperactivity, difficulty controlling behaviour and increased relentlessness in comparison to peers of their own age. These symptoms are typically common enough to interfere with the daily functions of home, school, or work life. Most often, ADHD becomes apparent in children during preschool and early school years and carries on into adolescent and adult life. Symptoms of the condition can change over time. There are many options available to help individuals cope with ADHD, ranging from medical treatments and therapies, to naturopathic remedies, to self-help resources. Do you have a child who may be exhibiting the signs and symptoms of ADHD? Or a friend or family member whose everyday family or work life is being made difficult by their increased hyperactivity or inability to pay attention? Would you like more information about ADHD, or help finding a professional who can properly diagnose the condition? You’ve come to the right place.

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Frequently Asked Questions About ADD & ADHD

Answers questions about attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, discussing its symptoms, treatment options, and medications.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Handbook

A Physician's Guide to ADHD

An expanded, updated, and revised edition, the ADHD Handbook, second edition covers recent advances in causes and management of ADHD, and includes more than 400 scientific references to peer-reviewed articles. It provides answers to the numerous questions that surround ADHD, including how is it diagnosed? What causes ADHD? What are the risks of associated learning and behavior disorders, tics, seizures, and headaches? What treatments are available? What are the choices of medications and the risks of side effects? How can adverse effects be avoided? What are the alternatives to medication? Do children outgrow ADHD, and how long is treatment required? ADHD Handbook is written for neurologists, pediatricians, practicing physicians, residents, fellows and students of medicine, psychologists, educators, occupational and speech therapists, nurse practitioners and other healthcare providers. It also offers parents a readable, but uniquely well documented and objective account of ADHD symptoms, diagnosis, medications, alternative treatments, and management.

The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD

An 8-Step Program for Strengthening Attention, Managing Emotions, and Achieving Your Goals

Do you: Have trouble paying attention and staying on task? Suffer from disorganization, procrastination, or forgetfulness? Have difficulty with restlessness or trouble managing strong feelings such as anger and frustration? Struggle with self-doubt and difficulty following through? In a way that causes problems in your relationships or your work? If so, you may have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)—like an estimated 8 million adults in this country. Physician-researcher Dr. Lidia Zylowska has created an 8-step program for using mindfulness practice (attention and awareness training) to overcome the symptoms of ADHD. The program includes practices such as sitting meditation, body awareness, thoughtful speaking and listening, development of self-acceptance, mindful self-coaching, cultivation of a balanced view of thoughts and emotions, and more. Dr. Zylowska educates readers about ADHD, helping them to understand how their ADHD brain works and how they can use mindful awareness to work with their challenges. She also explains how the mindful approach can be combined with other treatments, including medications, to boost self-improvement. This book is accompanied by an audio program of guided mindfulness exercises for successfully managing ADHD. The introduction to the book, titled "Dear Reader," includes a link to the free downloadable audio files.

ADD and ADHD

Describes ADHD and how this condition may affect teens, discusses causes, diagnosis, and treatment of ADHD, as well as how teens can cope with, gain control over, and live with the disorder.

ADHD

ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is now recognized as one of the most common causes of learning and behavioural difficulties in school-aged children. Symptoms may include poor concentration, forgetfulness, poor organization, impulsivity, restlessness, poor social skills, learning difficulties, low self-esteem, and defiant behaviour. Despite growing awareness of ADHD among parents and health professionals, it is still widely misunderstood. This second edition of ADHD: The Facts provides information on how ADHD is diagnosed, on conventional medical and alternative therapies, and on ways of helping children to improve their own behaviour, self-esteem, and academic results. Written by an experienced paedtiatrician, this book features practical advice to help parents understand their child's difficulties and how to overcome them. With detailed explanations of the cause of ADHD, its nature, and the treatments of the condition that have proved effective over time, this new edition includes developments in the understanding of conditions that often co-exist with it, as well as the problems experienced by adults with ADHD. ADHD: The Facts will be of invaluable assistance to parents of children with ADHD and to teachers, psychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, and doctors wanting an authoritative, up-to-date, and practical review of the condition.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Research Developments

ADHD is characterised by learning and behavioural problems including short attention span, impulsivity, hyperactivity and impairments in perceptual, language and motor skills. Between 4-10 per cent of school-age children are believed to have it with boys outnumbering girls 2-3 to one. An adult form is also now recognised. The symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder are caused by a neurological dysfunction within the brain. The underlying physiological mechanism which causes Attention Deficit Disorder is still not thoroughly understood and remains under intense scientific study. It is presumed that brain chemistry is out of balance and that specific chemicals called neurotransmitters may be lacking in individuals with Attention Deficit Disorder. Leading-edge research from around the world is presented in this new volume.

ADHD

ADHD haunts children into adulthood," claimed a headline in USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper. The inability to focus, sit still, or complete tasks makes it very difficult for people with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to succeed in school and work. Their behavior can also be disruptive to those around them. Some of the symptoms of ADHD may disappear over time. But many people must cope with the effects of the disorder their entire lives. According to the Attention Deficit Disorder Association, ADHD affects 6 to 10 percent of children and 3 to 6 percent of adults in the United States. The good news is that people with ADHD who receive treatment and support are able to live normal, productive lives. In this book, you'll find valuable information about ADHD to help you or someone close to you. Case studies offer you a glimpse into the lives of people with ADHD and their families. You'll also learn about the causes and effects of ADHD, treatment options and alternatives, support groups and other organizations that can help, and more.

100 Questions and Answers about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Women and Girls

If you are a woman who has been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or the parent of a girl with the condition, this book offers help. 100 Questions & Answers About Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Women and Girls provides authoritative, practical answers to common questions about this disorder. Written by a renowned ADHD specialist, this book presents important information about common symptoms, the diagnosis process, management, and sources of support for women and girls with ADHD. An invaluable resource, this book provides the necessary tools for anyone coping with the emotional turmoil caused by ADHD.

ADHD

The Ultimate Teen Guide

This book is for teens and their families who want to learn about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The author provides information about ADHD and its effect on school, family, and social life—as well as the difficulties and successes of young people who have ADHD and what students think about ADHD.

Taking Charge of Adult ADHD

For adults with ADHD, problems with attention, planning, problem solving, and controlling emotions can make daily life an uphill battle. Fortunately, effective help is out there. No one is a better guide to how to get the best care—and what sufferers can do for themselves—than renowned ADHD researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley. Dr. Barkley provides step-by-step strategies for managing symptoms and reducing their harmful impact. Readers get hands-on self-assessment tools and skills-building exercises, plus clear answers to frequently asked questions about medications and other treatments. Specific techniques are presented for overcoming challenges in critical areas where people with the disorder often struggle—work, finances, relationships, and more. Finally, an authoritative one-stop resource for adults with ADHD who are ready to take back their lives. See also Dr. Barkley's bestselling resource on childhood ADHD, Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents.

The ADHD Book of Lists

A Practical Guide for Helping Children and Teens with Attention Deficit Disorders

Practical ADHD management techniques for parents and teachers The ADHD Book of Lists is a comprehensive guide to ADHD/ADD, providing the answers parents, teachers, and other caregivers seek in a convenient list format. This new second edition has been updated with the latest research findings and resources, including the most up to date tools and strategies for helping these children succeed. Each aspect of ADHD/ADD is fully explained, from diagnosis to intervention, providing readers with the insight they need to make the best choices for the affected child. Coverage includes the latest medications and behavioral management techniques that work inside and outside the classroom, plus guidance toward alleviating individual struggles including inattention, impulsivity, executive function and subject-specific academic issues. Readers learn how to create a collaborative care team by bringing parents, teachers, doctors, therapists, and counselors on board to build a comprehensive management plan, as well as the practical techniques they can use every day to provide these children the support they need to be their very best. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder cannot be cured, but it can be managed successfully. This book is an insightful guide to supporting children and teens with ADHD, and giving them the mental, emotional, and practical tools that boost their confidence and abilities and enable them to thrive. Investigate comprehensive treatments, including ADHD coaching Learn strategies for strengthening organization, working memory and other executive functions. Understand effective classroom management of students with ADHD Discover ways to help struggling children succeed despite the challenges The ADHD Book of Lists is the complete easy-to-reference guide to practical ADHD management and will be a go-to resource for parents, teachers, clinicians, and others involved in the care and education of students with ADHD.

ADHD

Research, Practice and Opinion

This work presents a wide range of perspectives on effective responses to attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AH/HD) in children. It reflects the multi-modal quality of the condition with chapters covering medical, psychological, educational, social and cultural aspects of the condition.

Adult ADD/ADHD Support

Adult ADD/ADHD

children with ADHD

Adults with ADD/ADHD

Women with ADHD

ADHD Parent Power Support Group - Mailing Address

Meetings include:
* varying topics which are explored with open discussion in a supportive environment
* ADHD-related educational presentations

ADHD Parent Support Group of Cambridge

Parent support group for parents of children who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) * adults with ADHD are also welcome

ADHD and Asperger's / ASD Support Group

Support group members address concerns related to ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome/ASD. Participants learn coping strategies and gain tools connected to life skills, medication, alternative therapies, and managing impulsive behaviours.

Common issues discussed include self-care * addictions * making and keeping friends / romantic partners, study skills * procrastination * perfectionism * entrepreneurialism * stigma * finding the right work environment

ADHD and Asperger's / ASD Support Group

Support group members address concerns related to ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome/ASD. Participants learn coping strategies and gain tools connected to life skills, medication, alternative therapies, and managing impulsive behaviours.

Common issues discussed include self-care * addictions * making and keeping friends / romantic partners, study skills * procrastination * perfectionism * entrepreneurialism * stigma * finding the right work environment

Learning Disabilities Association of Halton

Major services:
* Instructional Remediation: one-on-one tutoring in reading/writing or math during the school year
* Reading Rocks!: an 8-week one-on-one literacy program for children 6-12
* assistive technology
* parent workshops and lectures, advocacy training and support
* ongoing parent support through resource facilitation and in-school support as needed
* on-site loaning library - books, videos and resource materials
* community education through annual Conference held each spring

See website for more information

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario

Provides resources, services, information and advocacy for people with learning disabilities and/or ADHD, parents, teachers and other professionals * encourages research

Wildwood Academy

In addition to providing structured, challenging academic programs for all of its students, Wildwood is also designed to provide the support that children with learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) need to achieve their goals.

* programs are tailored for children with three distinct placements
* teacher ratios of 14:1 allowing teachers to cater not just to students' academic needs but also to their behavourial and social needs
* curriculum is presented through Direct Instruction (D.I.) programs and methodology

Nelson Youth Centres

Major services:
Children's After School Treatment Program: (for ages 6-14)
* group therapy based
* Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Georgetown
* focuses on self regulation, emotional regulation, social competences and managing peer conflict
* children/youth may have a diagnosis of ADHD, Anxiety, and/or Learning Disability
* attend once a week for a twelve week session

Family Support Program:
* parent support group offered in conjunction with the After School Treatment Program
* focuses on effective parenting strategies, promoting positive behaviours and parent child relationships

Half Day Intensive Program: (for ages 7-13)
* for children with severe social/emotional issues struggling to stay in school
* one half day a week during school year
* focuses on development of effective social/emotional skills and learning strategies that enable them to maintain their school placement and function effectively in the home and community

Individual and Family Counselling:
* various counselling formats focusing on effective parenting, family functioning and emotional/behavioural difficulties experienced by the child in the home, school and community

Reconnecting Youth:: (for ages 12-17)
* community based treatment program for youth
* enhances effective community involvement and life skills
* addresses issues such as emotional regulation; mood disorders; social competencies and peer conflict
* individual and family therapy

Saturday Social Skills Program: (for ages 8-12)
* for children with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
* operates four times a year, eight week sessions
* teaches essential interpersonal and communication skills
* interactive group recreational programming

Nelson Youth Centres

Major services:
Children's After School Treatment Program: (for ages 6-14)
* group therapy based
* Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Georgetown
* focuses on self regulation, emotional regulation, social competences and managing peer conflict
* children/youth may have a diagnosis of ADHD, Anxiety, and/or Learning Disability
* attend once a week for a twelve week session

Family Support Program:
* parent support group offered in conjunction with the After School Treatment Program
* focuses on effective parenting strategies, promoting positive behaviours and parent child relationships

Half Day Intensive Program: (for ages 7-13)
* for children with severe social/emotional issues struggling to stay in school
* one half day a week during school year
* focuses on development of effective social/emotional skills and learning strategies that enable them to maintain their school placement and function effectively in the home and community

Individual and Family Counselling:
* various counselling formats focusing on effective parenting, family functioning and emotional/behavioural difficulties experienced by the child in the home, school and community

Reconnecting Youth:: (for ages 12-17)
* community based treatment program for youth
* enhances effective community involvement and life skills
* addresses issues such as emotional regulation; mood disorders; social competencies and peer conflict
* individual and family therapy

Saturday Social Skills Program: (for ages 8-12)
* for children with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
* operates four times a year, eight week sessions
* teaches essential interpersonal and communication skills
* interactive group recreational programming

Skerrett Psychology Professional Corporation - Skerrett Psychology Professional Corporation, Beamsville - Beamsville

Psychology clinic providing assessment and treatment services including mental health assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning, psychological counselling, cognitive working memory/attention training, ADHD assessment, psychoeducation in chronic pain management, neurofeedback, biofeedback, and Alpha Stim Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation.
Our school psychology assessment includes diagnosis, recommendations, and psychological interventions for comorbid learning and mental health issues.
We provide Ontario's Autism Program services with Anchor Specialized Support Services.

Niagara Neuropsychology

Offers both neuropsychological and psychological assessment and treatment services for adolescents, adults, and seniors. Offer services directly to patients or for third parties (e.g., IME companies, lawyers, occupational health/safety departments of various organizations, sports teams, the WSIB, nursing homes, police services, professional organizations/colleges, and family physicians, neurologists, geriatricians, psychiatrists, and other physicians).

Specialize in psychological (e.g., depression and anxiety) or brain-based difficulties (e.g., concussion, TBI, stroke, seizure disorders, ADHD, age-related cognitive changes, early stages of Alzheimer's disease/dementia).

Offer applied neuroscience and neuromodulation techniques including neurofeedback (i.e., EEG biofeedback), peripheral biofeedback, and electrical brain stimulation [CES, tDCS]. Dr. Friesen is board certified in EEG biofeedback (neurofeedback) from the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA-BCN).

Also specialize in evidence-based psychological treatments including Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

Abilities Behaviour Consulting

Provides behaviour therapy and consultation using the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, ADHD, and dual diagnosis. Formal behaviour assessments and behaviour plans are provided within the behaviour consultation service.
* in-home consultation and family coaching
* in-home or in-office one-to-one behaviour therapy
* education workshops
* no diagnosis required