What you can do to help your child with executive functioning challenges become an independent learner

I was compelled to write this article after a middle school teacher friend shared with me an experience she recently had during one of her student’s IEP meetings. The parents brought a well-respected advocate to the meeting who added an extremely long list of accommodations and SDIs (specially designed instructions) to the students IEP that … Continue reading What you can do to help your child with executive functioning challenges become an independent learner

Listen/Watch my webinar on "Guy Stuff"

Thanks to the San Francisco chapter of the Autism Society of America for inviting me to present this webinar.   While the information is geared towards the Asperger's and higher-verbal ASD population the information is just as relevant to the ADHD population. Please click here to watch/listen to the presentation.

Teaching boys with ADHD social expectations around hygiene and puberty

Many boys diagnosed with ADHD have difficulty understanding the increased social expectations around hygiene, behaviors, etc. when they reach puberty. Guy Stuff was designed to teach age-appropriate information from a social learning perspective to help boy learn how to generalize hygiene skills and learn "expected behaviors" around puberty, sexuality, etc. The program consists of games, … Continue reading Teaching boys with ADHD social expectations around hygiene and puberty