Overactive/Impulsive Cluster

What to do

There are many things you can do at home to help you or your child manage mild overactive and impulsive behaviours. Tips outlined here should be implemented with the support of others, both at home and at school, at a time that works for you and your family. Seek support and prioritise the areas of most importance – manage things at your own pace, one day at a time. It is a good idea to record information about you or your child, and observe patterns of behaviour both at home and in a school/work setting. This involves keeping a behaviour diary or recording videos of your child’s behaviour if possible (e.g. examples of fidgeting, not following instructions, being agitated, getting distracted). Sharing this information with your physician and mental health professional can help in the diagnosis and creating a treatment plan. 

Keeping a Behaviour Diary

ADHD therapy: pharmacological vs non-pharmacological Strategies (adapted from [1])

We have put together ideas of strategies you can use according to age. Click on the age range applicable to you to find out more.

[1] Non-pharmacological therapy. https://adhd-institute.com/disease-management/non-pharmacological-therapy/. Accessed 27 March 2023.