Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (C.H.A.D.D.)
C.H.A.D.D. provides a comprehensive overview of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder for parents and caregivers, adults, and professionals. This recommended website features helpful tips and resources, including a monthly webinar during which medical experts answer questions submitted by users.
The site's homepage is a little chaotic. It offers numerous calls to action that compete with one another and barrage visitors. The menu choices are also full of choices so that it's difficult to know where to begin. Sometimes the labels themselves are misleading and obscure important information. Searching via the search bar provides many results that can be sorted by relevance, date, or section of the website.
Visually, the website doesn't hold much appeal. The homepage is cluttered with a sloppy arrangement of different calls-to-action. Across the site, the small gray text is lengthy and hard to read. There's very little multimedia is available to engage visitors as well. The downloadable .pdf materials, on the other hand, are colorful and presented much more nicely.
For comprehensive information focusing on ADD/ADHD, there are few resources with as much depth as C.H.A.D.D. The materials here are evidence-based and adapted from materials provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. And while it can be taxing to read through everything available here, the quality of information is excellent.
The website's staff and associates have the appropriate credentials, although authors are not credited on the site's content. The website also doesn't provide dates of publication/review consistently. Otherwise C.H.A.D.D. is a highly credible resource, with numerous affiliations with respectable research groups.
Comprehensive and understandable ADD/ADHD info
Includes audience-specific resources for parents and caregivers, adults with ADHD, and healthcare professionals
Authoritative references from the Centers for Disease Control, National Institute of Mental Health, and American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Crowded pages with small, hard-to-read text
Complex organization scheme is hard to browse in full
Many materials rely on research published in the late 1990s and early 2000s
Sponsors / Affiliations:
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1987
Downloadable fact sheets, online National Resource Center ADHD Library Database, podcast, webinars, blog, helpline, Q&A, talk to a specialist, news coverage, newsletter, FAQs, online courses, online support group