What Is Executive Function and Why Do We Need It?

We’re back with our favourite ADHD host, Jessica from ‘How to ADHD’ and today we are talking about executive function. When we need to plan, prioritize and keep our effort moving forward, that’s executive function. When we complete a task, hold information (working memory), follow tasks and create a routine that’s also executive function.  Executive function is a challenge for those with ADHD and they may have a hard time getting things done. As Jessica … Continue reading What Is Executive Function and Why Do We Need It?

ADHD as an Adult – How is it Different?

This week we take a look at ADHD as an adult and whether it’s different from ADHD as a child. In this video, Kati Morton, a licensed therapist shares some terrific information about adult ADHD as well as taking the time to provide tips on how to manage ADHD. So check out ADHD as an Adult – How is it Different? The strategies she offers helps with focus and includes being kind to yourself. 

Starting Early with Healthy Study Habits for ADHD

It is never too early to learn good study habits. The school year is under way and for many teens with learning disabilities or ADHD, the thought of trying to sit down and focus on studying is daunting. Enter Ann Dolin’s article for ADDitude  “7 Secrets to Studying Better with ADHD”. It gives great insight and helpful tips that just may make this year’s studying a lot less stressful.

LDAWC- 7th Annual Family Conference

Don’t miss this year’s exciting line up of speakers at the Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County’s 7th Annual Family Conference! It is being held virtually and is FREE to attend, but registration is required. The theme this year will be social skills and learning disabilities. Keynote speaker will be world-renowned author and presenter, Rick Lavoie. The day will include two breakout sessions with your choice of speakers to choose from. For more information, check … Continue reading LDAWC- 7th Annual Family Conference

You’re Too Sensitive

Did you know that people with ADHD can experience things in an extreme, hypersensitive way? Emotional self-control can be a challenge and they can have hypersensitivity to things like sounds and light and even the feel of things against their skin. This doesn’t mean they’re too sensitive, it means it’s a part of their ADHD. Keath Low wrote “Understanding Hypersensitivity in ADHD” for Verywellmind.org and outlines the sensitivities someone with ADHD may experience. He also … Continue reading You’re Too Sensitive