{Video} Independent problem solving during Summer Trip Camp

This week at camp we were making pancakes when one of the guys spilled the bowl of dry batter. I got out the vacuum, gave them a talk on vacuum safety and stood back to see what would happen. I figured I would have to intervene, I was wrong. This is what independent problem solving … Continue reading {Video} Independent problem solving during Summer Trip Camp

[Video] Why kids with ADHD need to be exposed to new experiences.

When I told the guys at camp today that we were going to the Ripley's Believe It or Not museum a few gave some push back despite explaining to them that this is not a typical museum. Kids with ADHD often say "No" to anything new or unfamiliar, sometimes because of their inflexible thinking and … Continue reading [Video] Why kids with ADHD need to be exposed to new experiences.

Learning about being an “information informer” & “social relater”

This is one of my favorite lessons to teach that I created and taught at camp yesterday. (Video of the lesson coming next week). I find that in social skills instruction the concept of "relatability" is rarely discussed. I created this lesson several years ago because the boys I worked with who had attended social … Continue reading Learning about being an “information informer” & “social relater”

Teaching situational awareness during Summer Trip Camp

Without fail, each summer during camp or when I run my How to Hang Out program I find that some guys lack of situational awareness could be dangerous. Specifically, what this looks like is walking in the streets without looking and not being aware of their surroundings in parking lots. One of the first concepts … Continue reading Teaching situational awareness during Summer Trip Camp