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Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)


The Neurodevelopmental team consists of the Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) teams.

We are a multidisciplinary team who assess children and young people suspected of having ASD or ADHD. The ASD team can signpost families to post-diagnostic support services, whilst the ADHD team provides ongoing post-diagnostic support to children and families, if required. The team also offers liaison to other professionals.

We have a lovely activity book for young patients - this can be downloaded above or by clicking on the image below.

The activity book was developed by Dr Lauren Powell, Lecturer in Psychology and Education at the University of Sheffield, and Dr Jack Parker, a Senior Lecturer at The University of Derby, Dr Gemma Wheeler, a Design Researcher at Sheffield Hallam University and Project Manager at National Institute for Health and Care Research Children and Young People MedTech Co-operative (NIHR CYP MedTech) and Chris Redford, a Graphic Designer also at Sheffield Hallam University.

The activity book is aimed at children aged 7-11 years to help them understand and manage their ADHD more effectively, although parents of younger children may like to use some of the things within this as it includes drawing and colouring activities.

The ADHD Hero Activity Book

Parents and carers may find a booklet available here helpful.  'ADHD in children and young people - A simple guide for parents and carers' explains more about ADHD in an easy to understand way as well as highlighting some key points. 

ADHD guide for parents and carers


You may also like to view the video below as ADHD specialist Dr Max Davie explains ADHD using a T-rex and a stormtrooper.


Penny Williams, a United States based mum whose son was diagnosed with ADHD, has '25 Things To Love About Your Child with ADHD' on her website 'Parenting ADHD and Autism' - you may like to take a look.