ADHD Behavior Charts

Using behavioral charting is one way to treat children who have ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), which is a disorder that may include symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. By having multiple sources (baby-sitters, parents, teachers) report on a child's behavior, you can reward good behaviors, which will motivate the child, while at the same time decrease bad behaviors.

Fast Facts:

  • In order for this method to be effective, behavior and activities must be charted consistently.
  • A number of ADHD behavior charts are available online for free download.
  • 4-6 weeks is usually enough time to change a behavioral problem.
  • Focus on encouraging desired behaviors, not necessarily emphasizing the negative ones.