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ADD freeSources: ADHD Kids Page

Kids have questions too. Things to read, do and watch for the younger crowd.Things to read
Things to do
Things to Watch
More Reading
Pinterest Boards for Kids

What is ADHD? – An illustrated article for kids  by Peter Jaksa, PhD

Kids Like Me with ADD – Illustrated articles: School and Me, Friends and Me, Cool stuff about ADHD, and Medicine and Me and ADHD –  by Peter Jaksa, PhD

Things to do

Kids Health- Kids Section– Start off with interactive games (well, mostly quizzes)- Move on to access to help and/or information about most health concerns, both emotional and physical.  Search for ADHD and/or look at Feelings – then Emotions and Behaviors

Professor Garfield focuses on educating kids about learning, helping them recognize their strengths and showcasing their creativity. Founded by Jim Davis, the creator of the Garfield comic strip. Always remember: no two brains spark alike! Focus on your strengths and reach for the stars! (Website down for maintenance – August 24, 2020)

Fin, Fur and Feather Bureau of Investigation – Set of internet-based games ideal for kids with ADHD. Each game is designed to teach useful skills and strategies while continually encouraging players to complete increasingly difficult tasks. To increase interest, the FFFBI Academy uses a humorous spy theme and frequent reinforcements for successful gameplay. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

Self Esteem Games – Designed to help you practice certain habits of thought, and they may be difficult at first. These games are offered here for educational, demonstration, and entertainment purposes only. Have fun trying them out!

VIA Youth Survey – Ages 10 to 17  – Explore your strengths. Measures 24 Character Strengths for Children

Things to Watch 

Flynn Pharma ADHD Explainer – For children ages 6 to 12. (3 1/2-minute video) Metaphors, such as a postman delivering letters as messages between brain cells, can help this age group better understand the condition.

From adhd1.net – Dr. C and Friends – Psychologist/puppeteer Dr. Candelwood –

The ADHD Song – Dr. C and Elwood – 1-minute

ADHD and “Avatar” – Not a fidgety kid in the theater! – 1-minute

Dr. Fox News- ADHD and Impairment – 1-minute poem from Dr. C

ADHD and Me” brings research interviews with children to (animated) life. The ADHD VOICES study investigated children’s experiences with ADHD; about how ADHD feels, problems understanding the diagnosis, different treatments, stigma and the kinds of support that can help. – This 18-minute video is ideal for talking to your children about ADHD and involving them in treatment discussions. Watch it in shorter clips on their YouTube channel.

HARRY POTTER has ADHD? (2-minute parody)

What are Learning Disabilities? – 4-minute animated explanation for 5 to 8-year-olds

The Learning Brain – 7-minute video on how the brain works. Ages 10 and up

More Reading 

Zebra Stripes for ADHD- an e-zine – Follow the adventures of Joey, the zebra without stripes, and learn how to live with ADHD –  How-to tips, the latest news from the ADD – ADHD world, and stories to understand the complex world of Attention Deficit and/or Hyperactivity Disorder. From  ADD Coach, Sara Jane Keyser. 

Kids Pages  for kids and teens on a number of mental health issues. Includes ‘A Kid in my Class has ADD,’ ‘When your Mom or Dad have ADD,’ and ‘I am different, but you may not know.’ For and about children from 6 to 16. Northern County Psychiatric Associates
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ADHD Video Presentations: 3 Minutes to 1 Hour

0 Video Presentations by ADHD Experts


ADHD Experts Speak.

Watch and learn. 




Dr. Russell Barkley on ADHD Meds and how they all work differently (7-minutes)

This is How you Treat ADHD based on Science – Russell Barkley, Ph.D. – 13-minute clip with powerpoint plus access to the entire 2 1/2-hour lecture for the 2012 Burnett Lecture series at Chapel Hill University

Understanding Emotions & Motivations in High School and College Students with ADHD/LDWith Dr. Thomas E. Brown for the 13th Annual Timothy B. and Jane A Burnett Seminar for Academic Achievement (2014) Parts 1, 2 and 3 with Q&A

CADDAC Conference ina BoxCan’t attend an ADHD conference? You can still learn about ADHD from experts in the field. Best of all, you can view them on your own time and for no charge.

*Best of the Web –2009 and 2010 CADDAC Conferences videos- Look under Educational videos to choose the clips that are most applicable to your needs. A wonderful gift from – The Centre for ADD/ADHD Advocacy of Canada- (CADDAC) Choose from a number of presentations filmed over both days.

The 30 Essential Ideas Every Parent Needs to Know (about ADHD),  by Dr. Russell Barkley
This is the 3-hour video presentation from the CADDAC conference (found above), broken up into 27 manageable parts with an average length of 6 to 7 minutes.  It’s  far easier to watch.  To take a saying from Barkley, “Small Chunks, Frequent Breaks.”

ADHD Neurology and Genetic Research 6 short videos with Professor Philip Shaw from NIH (National Institute of Health) DNA Learning center series – Makes difficult concepts more readily understandable.

You, Me and Adult ADD with Gina Pera – 7clips containing Gina’s talk for CADDRA’s 2009 Conference. Find on ADHD Rollercoaster’sYouTube Channel

Classroom Interventions for ADHD Video with Russell Barkley (3 ½ minutes)

TedTalks on ADHD

ADHD: Undiagnosed in Millions, Do You Have it? (4 minutes) Alan Brown gives us a call to action to be advocates to bring awareness and attention to ADHD so individuals do not fall through the cracks and have the safety net they need to succeed.

Dr. Russell Barkley’s Continuing Education Courses and Videos 35 hours of lectures on ADHD at ADHDLectures.coms. Available for Free viewing in Spanish.

Dr. Charles Parker’s ADHD Medication Tutorials (Link works) 8 short videos by Dr. Charles Parker – about a ½ hour in total – Matching Article: Finding the Therapeutic Window *TOP tips – Open a regular dialogue with your patients and measure the effectiveness of the medications. See his YouTube channel (Link works)


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Must See Videos with a Message

Some things to think about

Looking for the best in others is a talent that can transform lives.

Check out Validation, a 16-minute fable about the magic of free parking.  Starring TJ Thyne & Vicki Davis. Writer/Director/Composer – Kurt Kuenne. (Note: Two minutes is all it should take to get the main message. It’s not really about free parking after all!)

Bullying – Looking back at those painful years. For all of us who were
NOT COOL enough for school. (2 minutes animated short by Fluttershy)

5 Minute Film Festival: 8 Videos on Kindness, Empathy, and Connection. Link works -Edutopia – “Remember the importance of re-connecting, treating people with kindness and respect, and being generous and compassionate to both loved ones and strangers. If each of us pledged to do more of that, we’d make a better world for all of us to learn and grow in.”

Brain Rules “In Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each video, he describes a brain rule — what scientists know for sure about how our brains work — and then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives.” Short videos (2 to 4 minutes) help illustrate his points. A few of my favorites: Exercise, Repeat to Remember, Education, Schema, and Gotta Laugh!

The Power of Resilience Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. (10 minutes) “(A) guiding principle in all of our interactions with children should be to strengthen their ability to be resilient and to meet life challenges with thoughtfulness, confidence, purpose, and empathy.”

Why We Procrastinate by Vik Nithy (10 minutes) Vik has been extremely successful despite being diagnosed with ADHD after finishing his school exams. His passion is for cognitive neuroscience, educational reform and the potential of young people.

A second opinion on learning disorders using EEGs (10 minutes) Developmental disorders in children are typically diagnosed by observing behavior. We were not able to look directly at their brains. Aditi Shankardass explains how a remarkable EEG device has revealed mistaken diagnoses and transformed children’s lives.

Genes to Cognition Fascinating interactive site about the genetic basis of mental illnesses

Changing Education Paradigms In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools’ dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers. (Ten more TEDtalks by Robinson)

The Power of Addiction and The Addiction of Power Dr. Gabor Maté is known for his knowledge about attention deficit disorder, parenting, and addiction. He maintains that childhood roots of hurt always express themselves. Healing comes from self-acceptance and feeling safe enough to reveal one’s true nature. (19 minutes)

Brene Brown: The power of vulnerability (20 minutes) Let go of shame. Reveal yourself. People who feel Love and belonging believe they are worthy of it.

Child Driven Education – With Sugata Mitra – How do you teach without teachers? Take 1 computer, internet access, 4 or more students, give them a problem and let them go. Amazing results! Children are able to learn complex subjects and computer functions on their own, even across language barriers. (15 minutes) More from Sugata

Confessions of a Depressed Comic – In this emotional talk, 19-year-old Kevin Breel speaks from the heart about his story with depression and how it’s impacted his life. He’s found it vitally important to share your experience, to educate others and fight stigma. Speak up and shatter the silence. Teach acceptance of self. (11 minutes)

Shame and Learning Disabilities
2 to 4-minute videos on the harm caused by different aspects of shame, both public and private. Powerful personal stories and commentary by professionals. (Use arrows to navigate)

23 Touching Videos That Will Warm Your Heart (Link works) by Samita Mishra – A few examples: Joy in the rain, Babies laughing, Commencement speech celebrating average, Meaning of life and universe explained by a nine-year-old and other inspiring videos. (3 to 10 minutes) (https://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/23-touching-videos-that-will-warm-your-heart.html)

Symphony of Science: The Quantum World by Melody Sheep. (4 1/2 minutes) “School House Rock” was cool, but these educational, music videos are AWESOME!!! Talk about a great learning “ditty.” See Symphony of Science.com for more creations.

Hearing Hands – Watch as an entire town secretly learns sign language to surprise their neighbor, Muharrem. The heart-warming stunt was arranged by Samsung Turkey as part of an ad campaign for their new video calling center which helps the hearing impaired to communicate more easily. (3 minutes)