2021 Professional ADHD Resources

These 2021 professional ADHD resources are gathered here for the use of the following professionals:

  • Health Care & Mental Health Care Workers
  • Social Workers
  • Educators (preschool-college)
  • ADHD Coaches
  • Employers/HR Personnel
  • Daycare Providers

These are ADHD resources you may find useful, some of which have been featured in our monthly “Positive Steps” newsletter.

General Professional

Half of Adults with ADHD Struggle with Substance Use Disorders

Lilly Constance, ADHD News & Research, ADDitude For Professionals, ADDitude Magazine, September 9, 2021


What if the teacher has learning differences, too?

Guest Kara Bell, “In It” Podcast & Transcript, Understood, September 23, 2021

5 tips for teacher collaboration when students struggle

Lakrisha Howard, MA, Understood Teacher Fellow & second-grade teacher, Understood, October 23, 2021

When ‘Careless Mistakes’ Aren’t: Dyscalculia, Math Anxiety, and Learning Strategies That Help

Renee Hamilton-Newman, M.Ed., M.S.-Sp. Ed., ADDitude For Professionals, ADDitude Magazine, Updated on September 7, 2021

How to Create an ADHD-Friendly Home and Classroom

Keath Low, Reviewed by Ann-Louise T. Lockhart, PsyD, ABPP, Verywell Mind, February 28, 2021

Building positive relationships with students: What brain science says

Trynia Kaufman, MS, reviewed by Jerome Schultz, Ph.D., Understood, Copyright 2014-2021

“My ADHD Teaching Strategies That Benefit All Students.”

Stacy Olson, ADDitude Magazine, Updated April 1, 2021

20 Classroom Accommodations That Target Common ADHD Challenges

Bob Seay, Medically Reviewed by Sharon Saline, PsyD, ADDitude Magazine, September 12, 2019, Updated on November 23, 2020

Managing Challenging Classroom Behaviors in Early Elementary Students with ADHD

Desiree W. Murray, Ph.D., CHADD Webinar, Originally aired December 11, 2018

Understood’s Top 5 Educator Articles Of 2020

The Understood Team, Understood.org, Copyrighted 2014-2020

Health & Mental Health Care

How ADHD Made Me a Better Physician and Teacher

Mary Jo Martin, MD, Kansas City University, April 6, 2018

Study finds more med students with disabilities; ADHD tops list

Timothy M. Smith, Senior News Writer, American Medical Association Medical School Diversity, December 13, 2016

Lisdexamfetamine Reduces Symptoms of Cognitive Sluggishness in Adult Patients With ADHD

Skylar Kenney, Assistant Editor, Pharmacy Times, August 31, 2021

DESR: Why Deficient Emotional Self-Regulation is Central to ADHD (and Largely Overlooked)

Russell Barkley, PhD, ADDitude For Professionals, ADDitude Magazine, Updated on September 30, 2021

ADHD and Eating Disorders: Research, Diagnosis & Treatment Guidelines

Roberto Olivardia, PhD, ADDitude Magazine, Updated July 22, 2021

How Can We Improve Outcomes for College Students with ADHD?

Kevin Antshel, PhD, Anne Stevens, PhD, Michael Meinzer, PhD, Will Canu, PhD, ADDitude Magazine, 2021 APSARD Annual Virtual Meeting, Updated June 9, 2021

A Clinician’s Guide to Impulsive Aggression

Birgit H. Amann, M.D., ADDitude Magazine, March 21, 2019

When OCD and ADHD Coexist: Symptom Presentation, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., ADDitude Magazine, Updated April 26, 2021

The Science of Fear: Probing the Brain Circuits That Link ADHD and PTSD

Joseph Biederman, MD, Mohammed R. Milad, PhD, Andrea Spencer, MD, ADDitude Magazine, Updated March 23, 2021

New Deterrent Stimulants for ADHD

Timothy Wilens, MD, Psychiatrict Times, February 18, 2021

Untreated ADHD Reduces Life Expectancy

Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., CHADD ADHD 365 Podcast, January 9, 2019

ADHD in Teens: How Symptoms Manifest as Unique Challenges for Adolescents and Young Adults

Timothy Wilens, M.D., ADDitude Magazine, Updated December 10, 2020

Daycare Providers


ADHD Coaches

Social Workers