A series of true stories about what life looks like after high school for some kids with challenges: #1 What inflexible thinking look like after high school. A family of a high school senior reached out to me during the winter of this boy's senior year. This boy did very well academically and had been … Continue reading What life can look like after high school for kids with ADHD
Dr. Russell Barkley, the leading expert in the country on ADHD has said that social skills groups for kids with ADHD are "an abysmal failure". I couldn't agree more! There's quite a few reasons social skills groups typically don't work for kids with ADHD. The reasons include: -"One size fits all" approach where kids of … Continue reading Why social skills groups don’t work for kids with ADHD
This bright 2nd grader I was working with produces little work in math class and will not do math homework without his parents sitting there. Asking him to work independently produces fake crying, self-defeating comments, etc. I pulled out this puzzle game yesterday and he zipped through the first 3 puzzles in 10 minutes. He … Continue reading Moving from “stuck thinking” to “flexible thinking” with a 2nd grader.
"Talk to him about being motivated to do homework." "Talk to him about being nicer to his sister." "Talk to him about yelling at us and then acting like it never happened." These are common requests I get from some parents of the kids I work with. What do these three statements have in common? … Continue reading Common requests I hear from parents