Diagnosis and Treatment Series

A series of stories on the journey toward diagnosis and treatment When I refer to diagnosis in relation to neurodiversity, I refer to identifying one’s neurotype, not necessarily diagnosing a disorder or illness of the brain. When I refer to treatment, I mean anything that addresses the challenges that we, as neurodivergent individuals, face in our daily livesContinue reading “Diagnosis and Treatment Series”

Journeys of Self-Discovery

I use the word journeys, plural, because this has — and continues to be — a series of varied and enlightening journeys for me.  I have compiled a series of my stories describing my personal struggles and successes:  How It All Began The Struggles The Learning Process The Successes Read more on Neurodiversified and follow me on Medium

ADHD, Actually: The Struggle is Real

Research reveals how life-altering ADHD really is… and what you can do about it ADHD is about so much more than difficulty sitting still or paying attention So. Much. More. Despite decades of information being available to anyone and everyone, including doctors, teachers, and the general public, there is still a lot of misinformation out there. It’sContinue reading “ADHD, Actually: The Struggle is Real”

Discovering My Neurodivergence Helped Me Rediscover My Passion

I returned to a career that I never thought I’d love again. From the time I was in middle school, I told everyone that I wanted to be a social worker or a psychologist. I was determined and driven, and I never doubted what or who I wanted to become. Read more on Preoccupy NegativeContinue reading “Discovering My Neurodivergence Helped Me Rediscover My Passion”

Struggling in School?

Are you seeing your child struggling in school, yet the school doesn’t feel it’s “that bad“?   I grow weary of hearing comments along the lines of “they’re not struggling enough to qualify for resources.”  Based on whose measure of “struggling“?   If a parent is expressing a concern, then the child is obviously struggling in some way,Continue reading “Struggling in School?”

7 Ways ADHD is Misunderstood

Seven (of the many) ways in which ADHD is about so much more than difficulty sitting still.  Originally posted August 13, 2020 “But he can focus on things he enjoys for hours at a time!”  That was my own reaction when the school psychologist gently suggested that we learn more about ADHD to see ifContinue reading “7 Ways ADHD is Misunderstood”