Books About ADHD

My reading recommendations for learning about ADHD Books About ADHD I have compiled a collection of books about ADHD I have read and would recommend. The first section are books about parenting children with ADHD, the second section lists books about Adult ADHD, and the final section lists academic texts specifically about ADHD. Books about parenting childrenContinue reading “Books About ADHD”

My Top-Performing Articles in March & April

A collection of my highest-earning pieces from the past two months In April, I had to self-isolate at home due to our family testing positive for Covid, as well as a blizzard that shut down our province for two days. The good thing about all of this was I had lots of time to spend withContinue reading “My Top-Performing Articles in March & April”

Behaviourism Is Not Inclusion

PBIS Is Just ABA With Different Letters PBIS P.B.I.S. stands for Positive Behaviour Interventions and Supports, and was the foundation for Manitoba Education’s 2011 policy document, Towards Inclusion: Supporting Positive Behaviour in Manitoba Classrooms. That’s not a typo, the document intended as a guide for creating inclusive schools and classrooms has its roots in behaviourism.Continue reading “Behaviourism Is Not Inclusion”

Books & Articles About Education

Parents, educators, school staff—and anyone who cares about educating our children should read these books Happy Education Week! Once again, our Minister of Education made a declaration. MLA Wayne Ewasko hath declared April 18–22, 2022 to be Education Week here in Manitoba. Great! So…. Education funding will improve? No. Greater supports for school staff and students?Continue reading “Books & Articles About Education”

Autism Acceptance Month

Awareness campaigns are harmful; acceptance is the key As many of you know by now, April is autism “awareness” month. Autistics have been taking back our own activism and education campaigns, and one way we’re doing so is by renaming April to Autism Acceptance Month instead. Previous “awareness” campaigns have treated autism as though it wereContinue reading “Autism Acceptance Month”

 Epilepsy Awareness Day

My personal experiences with seizures and idiopathic epilepsy I am not currently diagnosed with epilepsy, but I did struggle with idiopathic seizures in my mid-twenties (idiopathic essentially means they don’t know how or why they started). Unfortunately, being a young female with mental health issues and unexplained medical problems often leads to doctors and other medical professionalsContinue reading ” Epilepsy Awareness Day”

Sleep Issues in ADHD & Autism

March 14–20 is Sleep Awareness Week Sleep disorders are extremely common in neurodiverse individuals, so I want to share specific information related to sleep issues in autism and ADHD. Approximately 20% of the general population experiences difficulty with sleep. Up to 80% of people with ADHD or autism have insomnia or other sleep issues. ReadContinue reading “Sleep Issues in ADHD & Autism”

Executive Functions in the Classroom

How teachers and school staff can support students with executive functioning difficulties In my personal and professional experience, when we inform a teacher that a student in their class has ADHD, a learning disability — or any divergent neurotype — they often nod as though they understand and don’t ask specific questions about that student.Continue reading “Executive Functions in the Classroom”

Celebrating Women

Badass women, trans & non-binary folks, and neurodiverse people March 8th is international women’s day, but… Since gender is a social construct anyway, I’m celebrating women, trans & non-binary people, and neurodiverse folks. So… hooray. I would much rather be an outspoken pain in the ass than someone who always follows orders, even when those orders are immoral. My husbandContinue reading “Celebrating Women”

Executive Functions for Kids And Parents

As parents of neurodiverse children, it’s our responsibility to understand what reasonable expectations might be for our children. Children with asynchronous development may need a little extra patience and guidance. When we have a deeper understanding of the challenges they face on a moment-to-moment basis, this helps us show our kids more compassion and empathy,Continue reading “Executive Functions for Kids And Parents”