ADHD

Get the best ADHD resources for clients in your practice. Between Sessions offers resources for ADHD that help teens learn how to cope, work with, and succeed with their ADHD symptoms. Our therapy resources are designed and developed by a team of professionally licensed therapists who are committed to bringing you the resources you need for clients of any age. We offer ADHD resources for children and adults, too. Download what you need for your next session today.

Thinking About Your Emotional Strengths — This worksheet is designed to help people think about their emotional strengths and how they can bring these strengths to their current problems. It contains a list of strengths for clients to rate, as well as questions about how significant others perceive the person’s emotional strengths. (0415, ACT, DBT)

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My Behavioral Contract — This contract identifies behaviors that children need to work on, and lists specific rewards if they achieve their goals.Form Type PDF

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Social and Emotional Behavior Intervention Plan — This intervention plan can be used to assess different aspects of a student’s problem behaviors and record the responses to different behaviors. A progress monitoring graph is also included. (0421, behavior management, school problems, ADHD)

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The Habit of Relaxation (Audio) — This download directs the user to set aside 10 minutes each day to practice the “relaxation response.” The pdf connects to a 12-minute audio of original music designed to calm the body and mind. (relaxation training).

Walk Through the Forest Guided Imagery (Audio) — This guided imagery audio can be used to teach relaxation skills as a way to cope with anxiety, depression, physical problems, emotional volatility, and stress related disorders. Running time: 8.5 minutes.

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Personal Prescription Information — This form can be used to help people keep track of their medications, including prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins and supplements. (medication, depression, health, 0417)

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M and M Feelings Game — This fun game makes it easy to get people to talk about their feelings. A blank version of the game is included to write in your own questions/statements (emotions, emotional intelligence, communication, 0919)

Emotions Card Game — The Emotions Card Game is designed to help teach a variety of skills to children and teens related to awareness of emotions and problem-solving. The cards are intended to be used in a flexible manner. The instructions describe four different games than can be played. 27 pages (1118, emotional intelligence)

Teaching Social Flexibility (Card Game) — This activity for kids and teens teaches the importance of flexible social thinking. It includes two “poster” handouts to open a discussion on flexible thinking and a simple card game to practice new skills. (Asperger Syndrome, social intelligence, autism, ADHD, 1018)

Family Communication Dice Game — This dice game can be printed on heavy stock paper and then assembled. It is a fun game designed to enhance family communication. The blank die makes it easy to customize the game for many purposes. Type: PDF (1014)

Show Your Feelings Role Play Games — Get people talking about their feelings with three “cut and tape” dice games. These games are fun to play and a great way to encourage kids, teens, or even adults to talk about their feelings.

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Evaluating Medication For ADHD — This thorough report will help people compare every aspect of taking medication for ADHD, from effectiveness, to safety concerns, to cost. The report was prepared by a non-profit division of Consumer Reports called Consumer Reports Health . (PDF)

Motivational Bookmarks — These bookmarks can be used to remind clients about the importance of self-encouragement. PDF

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What Can Help You Pay Attention? — This worksheet gives people a variety of strategies to help them focus and pay attention. (0521. ADJD, simple solutions)

Reducing Conflict with Your ADHD Teen — This worksheet suggests more than 15 strategies to help parents improve their relationships with their ADHD teen. It also gives them a chart to help evaluate the success of their strategies. (0321, ADHD, relationships, parenting)

Dealing with Your Extra Energy (Teens) — This worksheet is designed to help teens become aware of their hyperactivity or extra energy. It helps them identify when hyperactivity can cause problems and how to turn down some of their extra energy. The worksheet also suggests that teens set up a code word with adults that will give them feedback when their hyperactivity is becoming a problem. (ADHD, hyperactivity, behavior problems, 0720)

Getting Organized with the 3-Card Technique — This worksheet teaches people with ADHD a simple technique using index cards to organize their things. (executive functioning disorder, ADHD, organization, 0720)

Improving Your Time Management Skills — This worksheet helps people with time management problems become more aware of the passage of time and the distractions that can become “time-eaters.” It gives specific techniques to use to help people plan their time more effectively. (ADHD, ASD, time management, 0620)

Breaking the Cycle of Procrastination — This worksheet is designed to help people for whom procrastination has become a way of life. The worksheet asks the reader to choose a task he/she has been putting off and apply specific behavioral techniques to help complete that task. (ADHD, ADD, anxiety, procrastination, 0620)

Using a Pros and Cons List to Control Your Urges (Distress Tolerance) — This worksheet is designed to help people identify the consequences of both acting on and resisting their harmful urges. This DBT Distress Tolerance technique is intended to help trigger the cognitive processes that can help people in impulse control. (DBT, distress tolerance, 1119)

Getting to School On Time (Teens) — This activity is designed to help teens think about what they have to do to get to school on time and to improve their ability to estimate the time for each activity. It also suggests tips to help them take responsibility for getting better organized and improving their time management. (ADHD, Executive Functioning, 1119)

Using a To Do List to Prioritize Tasks (Teens) — This worksheet is designed to help teens get organized by creating to-do lists, learning to prioritize tasks understand deadlines, and more. (ADHD, Executive Functioning, organization, 1119)

Using Fidgeting to Improve Your Focus — This worksheet is designed to help teens with ADHD understand their fidgeting. It gives them ideas on how “fidget toys” can help them focus and also when any kind of fidgeting would be a problem. (ADHD, self-control, (1019)

Treat Yourself Like a Good Friend — This worksheet is designed to help people understand the importance of self-compassion and to treat themselves as they would a good friend. (depression, anxiety, addiction, prevention, 032719)

What To Do If You Lie Too Much — This worksheet is designed for people who lie frequently and who wish to find a positive alternative to this behavior. (addiction, 0319)

Do People Say You Talk Too Much? — This worksheet is designed to help people identify situations where excessive talking may be affecting their relationships and to help them learn conversational signals that can aid in more appropriate give and take conversations. (ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, relationships, social skills, 0219)

Controlling Your Impulsive Fire-Setting — This worksheet is designed to help people understand why fire setting of any kind is a serious problem and what they can do solve this problem. It includes a Four-Step Technique to help people control their impulses. (pyromania, impulsivity, 0119)

Commit to Change — This worksheet asks people to explore making positive changes in their lives by pledging to actively work toward their goals. People are asked to create a commitment statement using provided prompts, and then add statements that reflect their own unique needs. They then turn these statements into a commitment pledge. (goal-setting, self improvement, 0518)

How Do You View Yourself? — This worksheet is designed to help people develop a positive self-image using 12 assignments including developing a kinder inner voice, understanding what you can control and what you can’t, avoiding comparing yourself to others, and more. (self-esteem, positive psychology, depression, anxiety, 1218)

Increasing Your Self-Esteem — This worksheet is designed to help people identify ways to improve their self-image and reduce self-criticism. (self-esteem, positive psychology, depression, 1218)

Making a New Plan — This worksheet directs children to be flexible in their thinking and to come up with a new plan if an old one doesn’t work. A great conversation starter for introducing the concept of flexible thinking. (ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, resilience, 1118)

Compassionate Reframing — This worksheet is designed to help people reframe their self-criticism and develop a more compassionate attitude towards themselves. People are asked to think about the critical words they use to describe themselves and to substitute their put-downs with more compassionate thoughts. (self-esteem, self-talk, self-image, 1018)

Asking Questions-Fortune Teller — This worksheet shows you how to cut out and fold a Fortune Teller which is designed to help kids talk about their themselves, their likes and dislikes, and more. (conversation, ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, emotional intelligence, 102918, 2 pages).

Two Week Sleep Diary — This recording form helps people keep track of their sleep patterns for two weeks as well as the activities that might have influenced their sleep. Developed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. (0818)

What Is An Impulse? — This worksheet, from the Executive Functioning Workbook for Teens, is designed to teach adolescents to understand the nature of the impulses and how to control them. (ADHD, self-control, 0418)

Teen Driving Contract — Developed by the Center for Disease Control and the American Association of Pediatrics, this driving contract asks teens to agree to a comprehensive list of responsible driving behaviors and asks parents to determine the consequences for teens if they break the important rules of teen driving. (safety, ADHD, 0517)

What Has Helped You? — This worksheet asks clients to consider anything that might have helped them in finding solutions to their problems, whether it was something they learned in therapy or something they learned on their own, such as self-help books, advice from a friend, sudden insights, and so on. (0217)

Accepting Your Mistakes and Moving Forward — This worksheet is designed to help people understand factors that led to a significant mistake and to identify what they can do differently to avoid repeating this mistake. (CBT, 0416)

Tell The World! — This worksheet is designed to help people think about what is really important for them to communicate to others. It asks people to design a billboard for the world to see and to identify one specific person they want to read it. PDF (0316, art therapy, communication)

Building Your Support System — This worksheet is designed to help people think about the people in their support system and the kinds of support they might be missing. (social support, 0116)

How Do Others See You? — The first part of this worksheet asks people to answer questions about themselves and then a second part can be used to ask the same questions to others. The worksheet is intended to help people see if their perception of themselves is very different than how others see them (self-perception, 1215)

The Miracle Question — This worksheet asks people to think about how their lives would change if a miracle happened and their most pressing problems no longer existed. This exercise can be the start of a conversation to help people see ways to live without being overwhelmed by problems. (Solution-Focused Therapy, quick, 0915)

Write a Letter to Your Problem — This Narrative Therapy technique is designed to help people externalize a specific problem and motivate them to develop new behaviors to help overcome it. (Narrative Therapy, Quick, motivation, problem-solving, 0815)

Take a Break — This worksheet encourages people to take a day off from their stress and dedicate that one day to relaxing. (stress management, quick, solution- focused)

Do Something Different — This simple behavior assignment can help people who feel they are stuck in unhealthy patterns. (0815, quick assignment, behavior change)

Understanding Your Emotions When You Are Upset — This worksheet is designed to help people understand their emotions when they are upset and learn positive coping techniques to handle difficult emotions. (0715)

Three Things That Are Important To You — This worksheet is designed to help kids think and talk about their values. Form Type: PDF (0618)

Think Before You Act — This form can be used to give people a visual reminder to stop and think before they act. This is particularly helpful for kids and teens, but is a useful technique for adults too. (0315)

Looking at the Big Picture — This worksheet is designed to help people put their problems into perspective. Taking an art therapy approach, people draw their small problems in little frames and the important things in their lives in the big frame. This worksheet can be a good opening to introduce a discussion about values. (values, art therapy, problem-solving, 0215)

Enhancing Self-Esteem By Changing Negative Thoughts — This worksheet can help people identify and change the negative self-talk that can lead to low self-esteem.(self-esteem, negativity, 0215)

The Grounding Technique — Grounding techniques are often recommended for clients who feel overwhelmed by their thoughts and feelings. This pdf includes a worksheet to help clients practice this technique and a link to a video demonstration of the technique. (1214)

Accepting Unpleasant Experiences — This worksheet, derived from Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), is designed to help people accept unpleasant internal experiences, and not use them as an excuse to avoid life-affirming situations. (1114)

If the Problem Were a TV Show — This worksheet is a Narrative Therapy technique which can be used to help clients get more perspective on their presenting problem and see that they have the power to change their “life story." (narrative, therapy, problem-solving, 1114)

The Tree of LIfe — This exercise is designed to help clients communicate positive aspects about their lives. The technique is derived from Narrative Therapy. (1114)

Life Goals Worksheet — This worksheet is designed to help individuals identify goals in seven broad areas: Health, Financial, Professional, Relationships, Enjoyment, Personal Growth and Community/Spiritual. (goal setting, 1014)

Getting What You Want From Therapy — This worksheet is designed to help clients identify the goal(s) they have for therapy. The second part of the worksheet can be filled out with the therapist to determine the actions needed to attain this goal. Type: PDF (1014)

Achieving Your Goals One Step At A Time — This worksheet is designed to help individuals break down a main goal into specific achievable steps. (goal-setting, 1014)

Learning To Self-Soothe — This worksheet is designed to help individuals learn emotional regulation skills. The worksheet asks people to identify activities they can do to calm their emotions and then rate the success of each technique. (DBT, emotion regulation, 0614)

Breaking a Problem or Task Into Small Steps — This worksheet will help people who having a difficult time solving a problem or are procrastinating about a particular task. (procrastination, problem-solving, 0314)

Arriving Late To Class — This worksheet explains what a student should do if they are late to class. (Form Type: PDF)

Ways to Control Anger — This worksheet helps clients keep track of their progress on learning anger control techniques.

Learn About Feelings — Use this worksheet to help kids and teens talk about basic feelings.Form Type: PDF

When You are Supposed To Pay Attention — This worksheet will help kids and teens identify behaviors that distract others.PDF

Starting a Conversation — This worksheet teaches people how to start a conversation by asking appropriate questions.

Getting Ready For School — This worksheet is designed to help children and teens prioritize morning activities so that they can get to school on time. PDF

Teaching Patience — This difficult maze will test a child's patience. Use it to observe a child's reaction to frustration and teach new coping skills.

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