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[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

The necessity of teaching the “bigger picture”

The necessity of teaching "the bigger picture". The other day in a post I mentioned that when ADDitude magazine post my videos on their Facebook page inevitably there is a comment that take the information I present in the video out of context and argues why the information I presented is wrong. I first learned … Continue reading The necessity of teaching the “bigger picture”