AD//HD is a learning disablitly characterized but not exclusively by inability to concentrate, hyperactivity, and behavior problems. Children with AD/HD aren’t always talkative or present with behavior problems. Many children with AD/HD have average to above average intelligence however they learn very differently than children who do not have AD/HD.
The first step to managing AD/HD is to get a diagnosis. Why do you need that? There are other disorders that have similar symptoms to AD/HD (such as Tourettes, Asperger’s Syndrome, or Bipolar Disorder) therefore a professional, documented diagnosis is important. It is also difficult to get your school or other learning facility to help you with your child’s difficulties if there is no definitive diagnosis.
The school that your child is enrolled in should be able to help you with resources. Also your pediatrician, psychologist, or psychiatrist. There are even some indepedent therapists who will help with organization problems. For extra curricular help there are many learning centers and tutors. There are also dietitians that can offer help as some children are affected by certain foods like gluten for example.
For home educators with AD/HD children there are many homeschool groups in the area that can lend support. Also many online resources, groups and forums to turn to for help. A lot of home educators have chosen to do so because of needs not met in the traditional school environment and the fact that not everyone wants to medicate their AD/HD child.
In summary have your child evaluated so that you have the documentation that you need for help within and outside the school system. Have your pediatrician on board they can help you with medication if you choose to go that route and even if you don’t. Your pediatrician can refer you to other resources in the area for assistance especially for a psychiatric evaluation.