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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Resource Centre

About ADHD

This section will help you understand what causes attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and how it affects your child’s brain function, learning, and behaviour.

Diagnosis of ADHD

This section discusses what is involved in making a diagnosis of ADHD.

Treatment of ADHD

This section explains the various types of treatments available for ADHD. It also discusses the importance of learning all you can about ADHD, how to create a treatment plan, and how ADHD affects the family.

ADHD at School

This section provides information on how ADHD can affect learning. It explains various learning strategies parents can use, information about special education, and tips for communicating with the school.

Looking Ahead with ADHD

This section discusses how to cope with the effects of ADHD on higher education, working, relationships, and driving.

About the ADHD Resource Centre

The content in this section has been developed in collaboration with experts at The Hospital for Sick Children. It is partly based on TeachADHD, a multimedia resource for teachers and other education professionals.

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Please remember that this information should only be used as a guide. Every child's situation is unique. If you have specific questions about your own child's care, please speak to your child's doctor.

Peter Chaban, MA, MEd

Rosemary Tannock, PhD