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Could It

Do you think you might have ADHD? Does your child, sibling, or parent have it? Maybe some of the information here has you wondering, “Could it be…?” Maybe it’s time to find out.

ADHD Education & Behavioural Therapy

Psychoeducation in ADHD ensures a more successful outcome

The overall purpose of ADHD education, or “psychoeducation,” is to educate and empower patients and their families. This is done by providing them with resources and information about ADHD, including: common myths, symptoms and impact on daily functioning, possible co-occurring conditions, treatment options, and strategies.

Learn how to manage ADHD day to day with behavioural therapy

Behavioural therapy (which is a type of “psychosocial” therapy or intervention) can improve your or your child’s behaviour, self-control, and self-esteem. A therapist who specializes in behavioural therapy for ADHD will help you learn how to replace ineffective or problematic behaviours and develop strategies for improving your:

  • Ability to finish tasks
  • Organization
  • Efficiency
  • Productivity

If you have a child with ADHD who is younger than 6 years old, behavioural therapy should be tried first before medication is prescribed. For young children with ADHD, behavioural therapy is most effective when it is delivered by parents rather than a therapist. As a parent or caregiver, you would therefore need to receive parent training in behavioural management. There, you learn skills and strategies to help your child with ADHD succeed in school, at home, and in relationships.