Signposting - Health & wellbeing - Specific conditions - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)


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Subsection: Signposting - Health & wellbeing - Specific conditions

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

ADHD is a developmental disorder, often hereditary, and is thought to be caused by under functioning of the frontal lobe and an imbalance in the neurotransmitter chemicals, dopamine and noradrenaline.

ADHD Foundation - Useful Resources

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The [ADHD Foundation] is the UK’s leading neurodiversity charity, offering a strength-based, lifespan service for the 1 in 5 people who live with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and Tourette’s syndrome.

They have a large amount of useful booklets and YouTube videos covering a variety of different topics on their [Resource Hub web page]. - Info, Resources and Support

Visit the website for lots of information to support parent carers of children and young people with ADD and ADHD. There is also information support adults with ADD and ADHD.

The website includes
•lists of recommended books for parents, adults, children and much more
•free social stories
•hand out cards
•time out cards
•free portable educational software
•and more

There is also a link to [‘Hand Out Cards’] which can be purchased via the website and are intended to be used to help parent carers, who perhaps find that they are always having to explain their child's behaviour to others. These are business card size and can be shown to explain why your child may be behaving in certain way.

Visit [] to find out more.

New ADHD information leaflets for families and schools

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Virgin Care’s Wiltshire Community Paediatric Service have two great new leaflets about ADHD for families and schools. They include information such as:

  • The main signs/ symptoms
  • How it feels for the young person with ADHD
  • Top tips
  • Managing problem times
  • Medication and monitoring
  • And lots more!

Please click on the following links to view the leaflets:

ADHD information leaflet for families
ADHD information leaflet for schools