Teaching having a sense of urgency & patience during Summer Trip Camp

Because kids with ADHD have difficulty feeling the passage of time many do not have a sense of urgency when needed which can be very frustrating to their families. Others can being impatient with others yet get very upset when others become impatient with them. Due to their difficulty with perspective taking they don't always … Continue reading Teaching having a sense of urgency & patience during Summer Trip Camp

Executive functioning lesson to learn how to make a “future plan” for spending money.

In this lesson during Summer Trip Camp we talked about making a "future plan" for spending money. Due to their executive function challenges with visualizing the future, kids with ADHD can have particular difficulty with managing money and making impulsive purchases. This difficulty sometimes extends into adulthood. On the days when I allow the kids … Continue reading Executive functioning lesson to learn how to make a “future plan” for spending money.

A message for fathers: Don’t let a condition your son didn’t ask for define your relationship with him.

If you are around age 40 or older, you grew up in a time when ADHD was rarely diagnosed. Often, the guys who we went to school with who had (undiagnosed) ADHD may have been the guys who would come into school high, reeking of pot. Other ones were placed in special ed classes, often … Continue reading A message for fathers: Don’t let a condition your son didn’t ask for define your relationship with him.

{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.