10-19-2022 01:54 PM - edited 10-19-2022 02:53 PM
Whether your teen already has an ADHD diagnosis or you’re wondering whether they could have ADHD, we have some great resources to support you both as they start or continue their neurodivergent journey.
1 in 20 young people in Australia are diagnosed with ADHD. Although the name (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) lends itself to thinking that ADHD solely affects a person's ability to focus or stay still - there is actually a lot more to it than that. ADHD can effect executive function, emotional regulation, impulsivity, memory and more. To read more about what ADHD is and how it presents, check out this article.
If you suspect that your teen may be showing signs of ADHD, it can be extremely helpful to seek support and guidance from a medical professional. To find out more about how to initiate this and how to be there for your teen throughout the formal assessment process and beyond, this article has some great information.
It is important to remember that being diagnosed with ADHD is not bad news! Having a neurodivergent brain also comes with so many amazing strengths, abilities and benefits. It is really important to celebrate those unique wins with your teen and to encourage them to be their best self. To get some tips on how to celebrate your teen's ADHD, have a read here.
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