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As part of any treatment protocol for children who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, it is essential to be able to track and measure student behavior both at home and school.

These free printable ADHD behavior charts are a great resource for parents, caregivers for ADHD children, teachers, or any professional who works with children suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

They include chore charts, behavior charts, and homework charts for age ranges from young children to teenagers.

Each group of charts (homework, chore, etc.) is also categorized in two different types: Simple charts sand detailed charts. The simple homework chart helps children manage basic assignments and tracks their daily and weekly progress.

The detailed homework chart, on the other hand, is geared more toward pre-teens and teenagers and helps them track more advanced tasks and assignments. I found it to be really helpful in getting kids to turn their homework in on time.

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In addition, the behavior charts are also divided into single behaviors versus multiple behaviors.

The single behavior charts helps motivate your child to practice one particular behavior, from a simple task to helping improve desirable behaviors such saying "please" and "thank you."

The more advanced multiple behavior chart, on the other hand, helps kids tackle multiple chores or routines.

Other ADHD Forms

These ADHD forms include are great resources for parents, teachers, clinical assessments, and treatment documentation.

ADHD Forms For Parents
Family History Questionnaire
Weiss Diagnostic Screen
SNAP-IV Rating Scale
WFIRS-P Parent Report

ADHD Forms For Teachers
Teacher Assessment Form
Weiss Diagnostic Screen

Clinical Assessments
Child Interview
Record of Treatment Emergent Symptoms

Treatment Documentation
Follow Up Form
Record of Treatment Emergent Symptoms
SNAP for Children

504 Education Plan Forms

The Diagnostic And Statistical Manual For Mental Disorders (DSM-5)

People with ADHD show a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development:

  1. Inattention: Six or more symptoms of inattention for children up to age 16, or five or more for adolescents 17 and older and adults; symptoms of inattention have been present for at least 6 months, and they are inappropriate for developmental level: Often fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork, at work, or with other activities.Often has trouble holding attention on tasks or play activities.Often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly.Often does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish schoolwork, chores, or duties in the workplace (e.g., loses focus, side-tracked).Often has trouble organizing tasks and activities.Often avoids, dislikes, or is reluctant to do tasks that require mental effort over a long period of time (such as schoolwork or homework).Often loses things necessary for tasks and activities (e.g. school materials, pencils, books, tools, wallets, keys, paperwork, eyeglasses, mobile telephones).Is often easily distractedIs often forgetful in daily activities.

  2. Hyperactivity and Impulsivity: Six or more symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity for children up to age 16, or five or more for adolescents 17 and older and adults; symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity have been present for at least 6 months to an extent that is disruptive and inappropriate for the person’s developmental level: Often fidgets with or taps hands or feet, or squirms in seat.Often leaves seat in situations when remaining seated is expected.Often runs about or climbs in situations where it is not appropriate (adolescents or adults may be limited to feeling restless).Often unable to play or take part in leisure activities quietly.Is often "on the go" acting as if "driven by a motor".Often talks excessively.Often blurts out an answer before a question has been completed.Often has trouble waiting his/her turn.Often interrupts or intrudes on others (e.g., butts into conversations or games)

In addition, the following conditions must be met:

  • Several inattentive or hyperactive-impulsive symptoms were present before age 12 years.
  • Several symptoms are present in two or more setting, (e.g., at home, school or work; with friends or relatives; in other activities).
  • There is clear evidence that the symptoms interfere with, or reduce the quality of, social, school, or work functioning.
  • The symptoms do not happen only during the course of schizophrenia or another psychotic disorder. The symptoms are not better explained by another mental disorder (e.g. Mood Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Dissociative Disorder, or a Personality Disorder).

Based on the types of symptoms, three kinds (presentations) of ADHD can occur:

Combined Presentation: if enough symptoms of both criteria inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity were present for the past 6 months

Predominantly Inattentive Presentation: if enough symptoms of inattention, but not hyperactivity-impulsivity, were present for the past six months

Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Presentation: if enough symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity but not inattention were present for the past six months.

Because symptoms can change over time, the presentation may change over time as well.

 * Reference

American Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition. Arlington, VA., American Psychiatric Association, 2013.

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