ADHD Resources

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental difference that begins in early childhood. ADHD affects your brain’s executive functioning and your ability to self-regulate, control thoughts, words, actions and emotions.

There are three types of the condition: impulsive/hyperactivity; inattentive/distractible; or a combination of the two. A combination is the most common. 

While ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed condition among boys aged four to 11, only about half the number of girls the same age are diagnosed, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

This is not because girls are less susceptible to ADHD. Rather, they often experience the inattentive and distractible type of the condition, so their symptoms often go under the radar. Girls are also much better at masking their symptoms and tend to appear more social and communicative.

There are many misconceptions about ADHD and this is leaving as many as three-quarters of adult women living with ADHD, not formally diagnosed.

 My hope through writing this book is that young girls can see themselves represented on the pages and are able to ask for support. That parents and teachers learn about these misconceptions and detect children earlier and make accommodations sooner.

For More information you can visit the following websites.

Self-Tests for ADHD, ODD, Autism, OCD, Learning Disabilities (

Why ADHD in Girls Is Often Overlooked (

ADHD Parenting Help - ADHD Support Australia

International Research – ADHD Australia

Open reources | OnLineTraining (

ADHD Parents and Caregivers - ADHD Foundation Australia

ADHD Support Services - Thriving with ADHD