Living with Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be challenging. But by understanding the condition and getting the right support, you’ll be able to manage it and even function at your best.
Our printable ADHD worksheets will help increase your understanding of ADHD as a neurodevelopmental condition. You’ll learn common ADHD behaviors, positive traits to appreciate, and natural remedies (nutrition, movement, etc.) that help the brain.
What is ADHD?
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects children and adults alike. While the exact causes of ADHD are unknown, scientists consider causes and risk factors, such as exposure to lead during pregnancy, low birth weight, premature delivery, and brain injury. Some social and environmental factors may also cause ADHD to worsen — for instance, a diet that’s high in sugar, family chaos, and poverty[*].
Signs and Symptoms of ADHD
ADHD signs and symptoms often fall into one of two categories: inattentiveness and hyperactivity. More specifically, they include:
Difficulty prioritizing tasks
Unable to complete tasks
Short temper (gets angry easily)
Inability to deal properly with stress
Types of ADHD
There are three main types of ADHD, namely:
Inattentive type: Those with this type of ADHD have more inattentive behavior. For example, they cannot focus on a task or cannot seem to listen when talked to.
Hyperactive-impulsive type: As the name implies, this is a combination of hyperactivity and impulsivity. An individual can be impatient, say inappropriate things without first thinking about the consequences, and cannot tolerate quiet activities.
Combined type: This usually affects more boys than girls and individuals experience signs and symptoms of inattentiveness and hyperactivity.
How Can Our ADHD Worksheets Help
Our ADHD worksheets may serve as self-help tools for anyone who wants to learn more about ADHD and more importantly, explore natural strategies that will help balance their brain chemicals, increase their relaxation, and live healthier.
How to Use Our ADHD Worksheets
Our ADHD worksheets and handouts can benefit individuals in the following ways:
Many of our worksheets are fillable PDF files. This means they can be clicked and typed into directly on a device. This is convenient for distance learning and telehealth services.
Our worksheets can be used to highlight, or illustrate a specific mental health topic in the therapy room or classroom as part of a therapeutic lesson.
They provide visual and written engagement to support different modalities of learning, which can enhance traditional talk or play therapy.
They can be provided as homework to encourage individuals to be thoughtful about the lessons taught in the therapy room, practice the skills taught in the therapy room without the therapist’s support, use the handouts as engaging visual aids to post at home, and reference when they need a reminder to support their mental health, and review with parents, which allows parents and other caregivers an opportunity to support their children in using the skills they are learning.
When individuals return to the therapy room, the worksheets can be referenced multiple times throughout treatment to support long-term learning.