ADHD Therapies

What therapies should I integrate into my child’s ADHD treatment plan?

How should you treat your child’s ADHD? In this 8-part guide, find expert answers to the questions that will help you make key decisions about ADHD treatment.

BEHAVIORAL THERAPY: Can behavioral therapy improve my child’s ADHD symptoms?

A: Behavioral therapy isn’t psychotherapy or play therapy. It focuses on actions, not emotions. It can teach your child how to turn disruptive energy into positive thoughts… | Keep reading on WebMD »

PARENT TRAINING: Can parent training improve my child’s ADHD symptoms?

A: Also called behavioral parent training (BPT), parent training can improve the way your child acts, help them gain self-control, and boost their self-esteem. For young children… | Keep reading on WebMD »

EF SKILLS: How can I use behavioral parent training to improve my child’s executive functions?

A: BPT provides insight into difficulties with executive functions, such as working memory deficits or poor response inhibition. It offers specific strategies for responding in a way that helps your child… | Keep reading on ADDitude »

OT: Can occupational therapy improve my child’s ADHD symptoms?

A: An occupational therapist, or “OT,” helps kids with ADHD improve certain skills, such as organization, physical coordination… | Keep reading on WebMD »

THERAPY: Can family therapy improve my child’s ADHD symptoms?

A: Family therapy can help your household — and all the people in it — run more smoothly. Treatment can be parent-directed or include your child in sessions… | Keep reading on WebMD »

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE: What natural ADHD treatments are most highly rated by other parents?

A: Diet, exercise, and sleep are the Big Three — the lifestyle changes with the most significant, most scientifically proven effect on ADHD. When these lifestyle factors are optimized… | Keep reading on ADDitude »

FIRST-PERSON: “How Occupational Therapy Changed My Son’s Life…”

“…and taught me how to better parent a child with special needs. Part of this is recognizing that my parental instincts are not always going to be right. From time to time, I’m going to face tough choices and will need to rely on my skills from therapy to guide me in the right direction.” | Keep reading on ADDitude »


FREE DOWNLOAD: Parent Training Programs

In this free resource, we outline how these programs work, what skills parents will learn, and how long it will take to see better behavior. | Download now on ADDitude »

EXPERT WEBINAR: The Best Kind of Discipline

Expert webinar with Carla Counts Allan, Ph.D. | Listen now on ADDitude »

8-Part Guide to ADHD Treatment in Children, from WebMD x ADDitude:

DECISION 1: How should I approach my child’s ADHD treatment plan?
DECISION 2: Is ADHD medication right for my child?
DECISION 3: How can I address side effects associated with my child’s ADHD medication?
DECISION 4: How can I integrate nutrition & supplements into my child’s ADHD treatment?
DECISION 5: How can I integrate exercise & mindfulness into my child’s ADHD treatment?
> DECISION 6: What therapies should I integrate into my child’s ADHD treatment plan?
DECISION 7: How should I adjust and optimize my child’s ADHD treatment plan over time?
DECISION 8: How can my child’s treatment plan safely address comorbid conditions?