Parent Education and Training
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The NRC What We Know Sheet # 7 (WWK7) has information on behavioral management of ADHD in children and adolescents.
Behavioral parent training programs have been used for many years and have been found to be very effective.
Although many of the ideas and techniques taught in behavioral parent training are common sense parenting techniques, most parents need careful teaching and support to learn parenting skills and use them consistently. It is very difficult for parents to buy a book, learn behavior modification, and implement an effective program on their own. Help from a professional is often necessary.
It is also important for parents of children with ADHD to learn to advocate for their children so that they can secure services for their children and ensure the success of their children in all facets of life.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, the Technical Assistance Alliance for Parent Centers (the Alliance) establishes and coordinates parent training centers nationwide.
These training centers -- Parent Training and Information centers (PTIs) and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) -- serve families of children and young adults with all disabilities from birth to age 22.
CHADD's Parent to Parent Training Program
CHADD offers a unique educational program to help parents navigate the challenges of ADHD across the lifespan. Information about CHADD's Parent to Parent program can be found at CHADD's website.
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