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How Cadey Supports Parents of ADHD Kids

Young boy peacefully resting his head on his arm while sitting in a chair.

Anna Kroncke


Last modified 19 Mar 2024

Published 06 Mar 2024

Research shows that individual therapy and social skills groups are not effective for the direct treatment of ADHD. 

What does work for ADHD? 

In-the-moment intervention and parent training are the most effective treatments for ADHD outside of stimulant medication. 

What does in-the-moment mean?

The term “in-the-moment” means that teachers and parents must help kids with reminders, cues, notes on the desk, and other gentle support as problems arise. By helping kids in the moment, they start to build skills that promote success in areas like following directions, organization, and attention.

Why is this true? 

Dr. Russell Barkley likes to explain that ADHD is a performance and not a knowledge disorder. Kids with ADHD have trouble applying what they know in the moment because of distraction, impulsivity, and trouble regulating and planning their behaviors. ADHD children and teens have challenges like time blindness, emotional impulsivity, and difficulty following multi-step directions. 

How does Cadey help?

Parents need support now, and they need support in tough moments with what to say, what to do, and how to move forward in difficult situations. 

Luckily, parents of kids whose employer offers Cadey are supported with the following deep resources.

  • Assessments for attention, emotions, and behavior to pinpoint areas of need and help parents prioritize goals
  • Courses and webinars on attention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity offering education and tangible strategies to ease struggles at home
  • Courses and handouts on securing school services like a Section 504 Plan to help children where they spend most of their time
  • In-the-moment tips for working on following directions at home, making smooth transitions in the morning and evening, and managing emotional impulsivity (all key areas of intervention for ADHD and related concerns)
  • Education related to symptoms of ADHD and diagnosis in the form of research-based articles distilled for easy consumption, blogs, and checklists
  • Courses on planning for the future (e.g., college planning, teenage transitions)
  • Mental health and wellness support, including tips for stress management and mindfulness for kids and parents
  • And even more

Working parents can help their children today without spending money on therapy or taking time out of their work day to shuttle kids from appointment to appointment. Learn more about how Cadey can support parents of neurodiverse kids in your workforce today.

“This app is so helpful. There is so much information on the internet, and it gets overwhelming. It helps to have one organized, easy-to-use source of information that has experts behind it.”

Cadey member and parent of a neurodivergent child