A fellow clinician asked me if I would work with her son who she felt possibly exhibited some symptoms of ADHD specifically in terms of testing limits and some impulsivity (which was not outside the norm for his age). After meeting with this second grader several times I explained to his mother that I did … Continue reading How the mental health field does a disservice to boys – Ryan Wexelblatt, LCSW
During Middle School How to Hand Out this week we: -Learned how guys in middle school make small talk. -Talked about using humor appropriately based on how well we know the kids were with and the context of our relationship. -Used backwards planning to figure out the steps involved in making grilled cheese. -Played Exploding … Continue reading This week in Middle School How to Hang Out
Throughout my years of developing and running social/recreational programs for kids with ADHD and related challenges I have always encountered kids who have a good time in an activity, socialize appropriately with the other kids yet will go home and tell their parents that they were bored or did not enjoy their experience. Many parents … Continue reading Why kids with ADHD may label social experiences as “boring”.