What is the "Talking about ADHD Language Guide"?
Knowing what to say...
...and using the correct language when talking about ADHD can be difficult. This guide is designed to help.
The AADPA (Australian ADHD Professionals Association) released the ‘Talking about ADHD’ guide in October 2021, endorsed by the WFADHD and many other associations and institutions.
The aim of the guide is to encourage people to think about and stop using words/rhetoric (including words that elicit negative narratives and stereotypes) that tend to feed into the stigma surrounding ADHD and cause psychological harm to those living with the disorder.