Back-to-School ADHD Resources

It’s a new school year, and while exciting, it can also be daunting for you and your ADHD student. Let us help with some amazing resources. For additional general resources you may find useful, sign up for our monthly “Positive Steps” newsletter.

10 Places to Find Free Books for Your Child

Julie Rawe, reviewed by Shivohn N. Garcia, Ph.D., Understood, Copyright © 2014-2020

Reading is an activity we like to encourage in our kids. Books can be expensive. Here are suggestions to help you locate possible free book options for your family.

Download: Growth Mindset Activities for Kids

Amanda Morin, reviewed by Ellen Galinsky, MS, Understood, Copyright © 2014-2020

Here are a few activity sheets to help you work with your child to improve their thinking and problem solving skills.

6 Ways the COVID Crisis Can Help Kids Build Strengths and Skills

Jerome Schultz, Ph.D., Understood, May 25, 2020

This article will show you different ways you can help your child learn and practice important life skills during the pandemic.

What If This Is A Lost School Year? (Without Losing the Learning)

Amanda Morin, Understood, November 2, 2020

All of us are worried that students are losing a year of their education. The author of this article is asking us to take a moment to rethink our concerns.

A COVID Back to School Guide – Questions and Answers for Parents and Students

William A. Haseltine, PhD, Access Health International, 2020

Here is a guide for parents & kids who are going back to school during Covid-19 & how to do it safely. The book is updated as COVID data & information changes.

Distance Learning Meets ADHD (Again): Smooth the Transition Back to Remote Schooling

Sharon Saline, PsyD, ADDitude Magazine, Updated August18, 2020

A new school year is underway but are you finding your distance learning schedule still isn’t quite right? Here’s an article that might give you a few tips to make your school day go smoother.

Adjusting Your Child’s IEP or 504 Plan for Distance Learning

Susan Yellin, ESQ., ADDitude Magazine, Updated August 31, 2020

You are probably finding your child’s IEP or 504 Plan needs are not being met with distance learning. Here is information that may help you solve your problems.

What’s your teen’s ideal study environment?

Dr. Maggie Wray, Creating Positive Futures, August 27, 2020

Certified ADHD Coach & Academic Coach Dr. Maggie Wray can help your teen get focused for learning.

Remote School Round 2: How to Improve Distance Learning for Students with ADHD

Kathryn A. Welby, ED.D., ADDitude Magazine, Updated August 25, 2020

Here’s an article with tips for teachers who have ADHD students who are doing distance learning and who have IEPs or 504 Plans.