Category ADHD

Navigating Work with ADHD: Coping Strategies for Adults

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that can present unique challenges in the workplace. Individuals with ADHD often grapple with difficulties in sustaining attention, organizing tasks, managing time effectively, and regulating impulses. Despite these challenges, many adults with ADHD can thrive in their professional lives with the implementation of targeted coping strategies and accommodations. In this article, we explore practical coping strategies to help adults with ADHD succeed in the workplace.

What are Social Stories?

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In the realm of supporting individuals with social and communication challenges, Social Stories have emerged as powerful tools for fostering understanding, empathy, and positive behavior. Developed by Carol Gray in the early 1990s, Social Stories are concise narratives designed to help individuals, especially those with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or other developmental differences, navigate social situations with greater ease. This article explores the concept of Social Stories, their purpose, and the impact they can have on social development.

Alternatives to Behaviour Therapy for ADHD

While behavior therapy, particularly behaviour modification and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), is a common and effective approach for managing ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), there are other alternative or complementary treatments that can be considered. It is important to note that any treatment plan for ADHD should be discussed with a qualified healthcare professional to determine the best approach for an individual's specific needs.

Interventions for ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects both children and adults. It is characterized by symptoms such as inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. The interventions for ADHD typically involves a multimodal approach, combining behavioral interventions, educational support, and sometimes medication. Here are some common interventions for ADHD.

The Harmful Effects of Behaviour Modification

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Behaviour modification, also known as behavior therapy or behaviorism, is a psychological approach that focuses on changing or modifying specific behaviors through various techniques. The aim is usually to reduce behaviour or actions that are deemed inappropriate without fully understanding the underlying need for it. While it can be effective in addressing certain behavioral issues and promoting positive change, there are potential harmful effects associated with behavior modification.

Comorbidities in Neurodiversity

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Neurodivergence is a term used to describe people who think, process information, and experience the world differently than the neurotypical population. It includes conditions such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and many others. While neurodivergent individuals often face unique challenges, they are also at increased risk for developing certain comorbidities.

What is Neurodiversity?

Neurodiversity is a concept that refers to the natural diversity of human neurological states and conditions. The terms was first used first used by sociologist, Judy Singer. It recognises that differences in brain functioning and behaviour are normal and natural variations of the human experience, rather than a medical disorder or disease to be cured.

5 Common Misconceptions of ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurological condition that affects millions of people around the world. It is commonly known for symptoms such as inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. However, despite the growing awareness of ADHD, there are still many misconceptions about this disorder that persist in society.

How to Talk to Kids About: Their Disabilities

When our child is different, there’s so much more we need to learn about parenting. Our first go-to will be to learn all we can about the diagnosis. We learn everything we can, so we can understand and provide the necessary support, intervention or therapy that they need to thrive. Whether it’s by reading books, attending courses or through community groups, we learn what we can, when we can.