Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (more commonly known as ADHD) is incredibly common in kids. In fact, about 9.4 percent of children get an ADHD diagnosis at one point or another, per a national 2016 survey. That makes ADHD one of the most common disorders of childhood.
Of course, it’s normal for kids to struggle with focus or behavior from time to time. But kids with ADHD might be hyperactive or have a hard time paying attention or controlling their impulses. They could act without thinking or be ‘overactive’. And — if left unaddressed — these unique struggles have the potential to turn into problems at school, at home and with friends.
Treatment for ADHD is always individualized and depends on the child, but usually, it involves a mix of things: behavior therapy and parental intervention, as well as the use of medications.
Often, parents also turn to specific products (toys, games, tools, and other resources) aimed at infusing calmness into their children’s day, delivering the stimulation they crave, and helping keep kids focused.
These 11 items — from blankets and sensory items to toys (and even video games!) — are trusted by mothers of children with ADHD and experts alike.
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