Spectrum of Voices

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.

Understanding Executive Function: Challenges Faced by Neurodivergent Individuals

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Executive function is a complex cognitive process that encompasses a range of mental skills necessary for setting goals, planning, organizing, initiating tasks, managing time, and regulating emotions. Essentially, it serves as the brain’s CEO, orchestrating various cognitive processes to achieve desired outcomes efficiently. However, for neurodivergent individuals, navigating executive function can present unique challenges that significantly impact daily life.

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.