Condition specific information - ADHD

You may have concerns about your child (including a child in your care) where there is more than one area of concern about their development (walking, talking, learning). This could be caused by a medical condition or a conditions which affects how their nervous system works (neuro-disability) e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorder, Epilepsy. This may affect your child in a number of areas e.g. how they walk, talk, learning, form relationships with their peer group (children their age). This could be a disability or a special educational need

If you think the information above applies to your child, depending on your child’s age please speak with their key worker in their Early Years Setting, Health Visitor or School Nurse (0-19 Health Professional), Teacher or Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO). They will be able to discuss your concerns and agree a plan of support which may include strategies for you to work with your child at home, as well as strategies that will be implemented in Early Years/ School setting. You may also be signposted to online support & resources. They will work with you to monitor your child’s progress.

Local Resources

ADHD Brain, Racing Cars and Whirlwinds - an interactive story book for children aged 5 to 12 years and families.  Also available to download FREE on iBooks to iPad, iPhone or Macbook.

How do ADHD medications work? A guide for parents and carers

ADHD in teenage girls - An interactive guide

National Resources

ADHD Foundation has a range of resources and support for parents and carers of children and young people with ADHD