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Does your child struggle to pay attention, complete homework or finish activities? Does your child have emotional outbursts that he or she can't seem to control? The ability to pay attention, plan activities and control impulses is part of your child's executive functioning and develops with maturation, but some children need additional support to develop these skills.

This page will acquaint you with some of the resources available for families who have a concern about their child's attention. In each case, we've taken the top four resources recommended by local experts in the field to help you get started. Additional resources may be found by using the View More links that follow each section.

Just Getting Started?

Families who have recently become concerned about their child's attention issues may benefit from Connecting for Kids' Empower the Parent program. This step-by-step resource shows you how to get started finding help for your child. We also encourage residents of the Connecting for Kids service area to contact us for personalized support.

The recommendations provided on the remainder of this page were made by the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Greater Cleveland Chapter. For more information on NAMI Greater Cleveland, please see their entry in our Service Provider Directory.

Recommended Organizations

The following organizations have been identified as places to get more information and support:

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)


National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


In addition to the recommended organizations above, there are a number of other organizations supporting attention issues in children.

View more organizations...

Recommended Books & Videos

Learn more about attention issues from these recommended books:

Learning to Plan and Be Organized book cover

Learning to Plan and Be Organized: Executive Function Skills for Kids With AD/HD
K. Nadeau, PhD

Parenting Children with ADHD book cover

Parenting Children With ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach
V. Monastra, PhD

Putting on the Brakes book cover image

Putting on the Brakes: Understanding and Taking Control of Your ADD or ADHD
P. Quinn, MD and J. Stern

Teaching Life Skills to Children and Teens with ADHD book cover

Teaching Life Skills to Children and Teens With ADHD: A Guide for Parents and Counselors
V. Monastra, PhD

Recommended Websites, Downloads & Apps

Families may benefit from the following websites and downloads:

ADHD Overview from NAMI

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ADHD Resource Center
from AACAP

Understanding ADHD for Parents and Caregivers fact sheet from CHADD

Understanding ADHD from NCLD via Understood portal

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