Re-set & Re-start: A 60-Second Technique to Manage AD/HD Frustration & Distractibility

How many times have you started on a task and “pooped out” half-way through?  Half-finished tasks or projects may be part and parcel to who you are as a person.  Maybe a bigger problem is sticking your foot in your mouth when talking to people or difficulty staying focused on things.  Any of these things may make you feel frustrated,...[ read more ]

Homework Rubric to Stop Homework Battles!

Are you a parent who struggles to get your kid to do their homework?  Do you have “tug-of-war” battles and find yourself at the “short end of the rope?”  If so, you might consider giving the homework rubric a try.  It’s a nifty little technique that can be used with elementary and middle school-aged kids. Kids are rated in three...[ read more ]

5 Clues That You Might Have ADHD

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?”  Do you picture someone who is flustered and frantically looking for her car keys?  Maybe you see a little boy climbing on his teacher’s desk and screaming like Tarzan as he launches himself on to the floor.  Although such behaviors are characteristic of some children and...[ read more ]

Help with ADHD Hyperfocus

How many times have you found yourself entranced by a good movie or book only to be surprised by how much time has passed when you reach the end? It’s at that moment that you realize the world has gone on without you for that short period of time and it’s not very appealing to get back on the “merry-go-round...[ read more ]

Focus-on-One Technique for Adult ADHD

When you think about all the things that need to be accomplished in a day it can feel overwhelming.  There never seems to be enough time to get things done!  Some people feel defeated and go on plodding through the day hoping to keep their heads above water.  This is especially the case for adults with ADHD.  Most people don’t...[ read more ]

One Michigan Client’s Journey to Answering the Question: “Do I Have Adult ADHD?”

Little did Heather know that her quest to answer the question, “Do I have adult ADHD?” would result in a journey on the road less traveled.  Normally, such a journey starts by contacting one’s primary care physician about symptoms that are wreaking havoc on the job, in school or in relationships.  So what are we talking about here?  Well, for...[ read more ]

Interrupting Impulsive Urges

Are you the type of person who - when you have a sudden urge to do something - acts on it immediately?  Do you tend to do things without giving much thought to how it might impact you or others? Has something bad or unfortunate happened as a result?  If so, then impulsivity may be your personal trademark...and liability. In...[ read more ]

“Blow Me Off, Blow A Minute”

If you are a parent of an AD/HD child how often have you felt like they have ignored you or blown you off when you asked them to do something whether it is taking out the garbage, feeding a pet, starting on homework or getting ready for bed?  It can be incredibly frustrating and sets the stage for conflict in many...[ read more ]

“Five More” for College Students with AD/HD

How many times have you been doing homework or completing an assignment or project for school only to experience the feeling that you just want to stop and do something fun or stimulating?  “I can’t do this anymore.  This is SOOOOOO boring!”  Playing video games, watching a Netflix show or checking out Snapchat or Instagram are calling your name...“Hey, Adam. ...[ read more ]

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: What is It? How is it Diagnosed & Treated?

Check out my presentation entitled, "Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder" What is It? How is it Diagnosed & Treated?" that I delivered to parents at Barfield Elementary School on 4/3/18.

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