In this white paper, we provide an overview of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and the struggles families and teens with ADHD face. We discuss the types of ADHD, common symptoms, and the effects ADHD can have in the home. We will then provide strategies for parents who want to help their teen with ADHD and share signs it is time to seek external help.
This white paper is written for parents, teachers, or anyone needing advice on how they can help a teen with ADHD to be successful academically, socially, and in the home.
Living Alongside ADHD: Strategies and Solutions for Parents of Teens with ADHD
Teens with ADHD face many challenges on a daily basis. These individuals tend to struggle both socially and in school due to difficulties relating to focus, hyperactivity, impulsiveness, and other executive function deficits. These difficulties often become incredibly frustrating for both the teen and their parent, resulting in increased tension within the home. While ADHD is not considered a learning disability, ADHD is a brain-based medical disorder. However, the diagnosis of ADHD does not have to hold a teen back from finding success. With the right support and treatment, a teen with ADHD can thrive and excel across all settings. This process of finding success begins in the home.
Teens with ADHD rely on their families to support them and their parents to provide them with the treatment they need. The time to act is now. The best place for parents to start is by simply educating themselves about ADHD and the best treatment options for their teen.
Defining ADHD in Teens
- Symptoms of ADHD in Teens
- Common Problems Relating to ADHD in the Home
- Parenting Strategies for Teens with ADHD
- ADHD in Teens: When to Seek Treatment
- Residential Therapy for ADHD in Teens
- Elements of a Credible Wilderness Therapy Program for Teens with ADHD
- How You Can Support Your Teen Through Wilderness Therapy
Download our White Paper and see how you can help your teen with ADHD.
About Vantage Point by Aspiro
Vantage Point is a specialized offshoot of Aspiro Adventure, the program that pioneered wilderness adventure therapy. Vantage Point focuses on helping students with executive function disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Nonverbal Learning Disorders, among others.
The Vantage Point programs are designed to build self-efficacy in our students through overwhelming mastery experiences – our students accomplish goals they never believed possible, which creates a belief that they are capable of changing their own lives for the better. We focus specifically on social dynamics and social skills to help our students connect with others and feel like they can be a part of the world. Experiential Learning is a tenet of our philosophy and our program. Paired with ongoing individual therapy and targeting specific areas for growth, our wilderness therapy programs are proven successful by outcome studies and are overseen by experienced Field Guides and clinical professionals