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CHDV C141 Guide for Lisa Fuller: Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD)

Child Development 141: Introduction to Children with Special Needs

Background Resources: Overviews and Definitions

Davidson, T., Rocheleau, J., Cataldo, L. J., & Odle, T. G. (2021). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In J. L. Longe (Ed.), The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health: Infancy through Adolescence (4th ed., Vol. 1, pp. 271-277). Gale.


Professional Organizations

This ADHD Resource Center includes frequently asked questions, medication guides for parents, videos and clinical resources.

ADDA is a worldwide inclusive community of supportive ADHD adults who make it possible to thrive with ADHD. ADDA was created by adults with ADHD for adults with ADHD and is run by adults with ADHD. We celebrate our strengths, grow in our weaknesses, and empower our members to discover and reach their full potential. ADDA provides a welcoming and safe environment, delivers reliable information, encourages innovative approaches, and models ADHD best practices.

Parent & Teacher Resources: Articles and Books

Notes that attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is commonly diagnosed in the first few years of education. Details characteristics of ADHD and education interventions, including: (1) giving frequent, immediate, and specific feedback; (2) breaking tasks into smaller units; and (3) using preferred activities to reinforce appropriate behavior.

ADDitude is an online resource for people with attention-deficit disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and their families. The site offers materials on support, education and awareness-raising, and the various paths to treatment. The network's website features ADDitude Magazine; newsletters; symptom tests to share with physicians; a directory of treatment facilities and practitioners; blogs; and discussion forums.


National Centre for Mental Health. (n.d.). Let's talk about ADHD. NCMH


Attention deficit disorder

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