“Om….Om….Om….” For those of you familiar with meditation, you might recognize the mantra written above. Then again, if you are familiar with the concepts of meditation – including its use of mantras – there’s a chance that you wouldn’t be reading this blog. For those of you who are, the title might raise a few … Continue reading Mindfulness Meditation and ADHD
Children with ADHD often have difficulty with social skills because of their inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. A child that is more inattentive may not show unwelcome or aggressive social behaviours, but they may miss social cues. They may not know how to respond in certain situations because they have difficulty with paying attention while talking … Continue reading Social Skills and ADHD
Executive functions is a fancy term that describes the skills needed for planning, organization, time management, getting started, persisting and completing tasks and monitoring our behaviour and performance. Individuals with ADHD have trouble with executive functions and we see this show up in the difficulties they have on a daily basis. Arriving late for school … Continue reading Executive Functions
Parenting a child with ADHD can be very challenging. The more you know about ADHD and the more you understand your child’s specific challenges, the better you will feel about being able to support him or her. In this section, we have pulled together resources to provide parents with information about parenting, behavior management strategies … Continue reading ADHD and Parenting
By Krista Forand, M.Ed. Parents often ask me for strategies to help their children with emotional regulation. One of the best strategies that I can suggest is to develop and model your own emotional regulation strategies and encourage supportive conversations about emotions among all family members. Parents play a very important role in teaching their … Continue reading Put Your Oxygen Mask on First!
By: Seven Minds Cost: $6.99 This app was designed especially for children with ADHD and other social/behavioural difficulties. The Social Navigator can be used as a behavior-management device or as a teaching tool anytime your child is becoming agitated. This app could help to reduce oppositional behaviours, improve communication skills, and develop greater social awareness for kids … Continue reading The Social Navigator App
In this podcast, listeners will learn about self-monitoring and how they can use self-monitoring strategies to help manage ADHD symptoms. Listen to podcast now.