Autistic And ADHD Differences

Comparing ADHD vs Autism How they are similar and how to tell them apart There are many similarities and overlapping traits between ADHD and Autism, to the point where sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference. Each person’s experience will be different, but I’ll outline some of the similarities and highlight the differences. WhileContinue reading “Autistic And ADHD Differences”

Setting Up Chill Zones And Calming Corners

Creating safe and effective regulation spaces at home and in the classroom What is a regulation space? A regulation space — also sometimes called a zen zone, chill zone, sensory space, or calming corner — is a safe and quiet area where a person can go to regulate (i.e. “calm down”) when they are feeling overwhelmed. Important Notes for AdultsContinue reading “Setting Up Chill Zones And Calming Corners”

How To Study With ADHD

Effective study tips and strategies for fellow ADHDers Welcome to my nerd-dom I am a self-professed nerd (and proud of it). I love to read, I love to learn, and if school had been free, I would have remained a student for many more years. As it is, I have two degrees, and spend much of myContinue reading “How To Study With ADHD”

Dyspraxia And Apraxia

Motor and coordination issues in Autism and ADHD Communication is a basic human right Humans place an unreasonable level of importance on communicating verbally, but that’s an ableist belief of superiority based on speech being the method of communication preferred by the majority of the population. Building on my previous article, I do acknowledge the potential flawsContinue reading “Dyspraxia And Apraxia”

Inattentive ADHD & The Elephant Brain

Helping children and parents understand inattentive-type ADHD Book Review: Andrew’s Awesome Adventures With His ADHD Brain This article consists of two parts: The first is an explanation of inattentive-type ADHD and how it is different from other types. The second is a review of a book called Andrew’s Awesome Adventures With His ADHD Brain, by KristinContinue reading “Inattentive ADHD & The Elephant Brain”

Time Blindness Explained

ADHD, Autism, and Executive Dysfunction What is time blindness? Time blindness is difficulty recognizing or estimating the amount of time which has passed. It can also cause difficulty estimating how long it will take to complete a task. Time blindness can happen as a result of executive functioning challenges causing difficulty with planning and organization.Continue reading “Time Blindness Explained”

If Inclusive Education Month Granted Wishes

As an advocate for children, these would be my three wishes February is inclusive education month It’s just around the corner. Anyone happen to see a blue genie with a big singing voice around lately? If inclusive education month were like a genie in a lamp that could grant me three inclusion-related wishes, these would beContinue reading “If Inclusive Education Month Granted Wishes”

Our Kids Deserve So Much Better

Manitoba’s government insists on wasting money which should be spent on bettering public education in our province If only this were satire Manitoba’s education ministry just announced a campaign to enhance student presence and engagement. Get this. They’re calling it… “School. Keep Going.” That’s it, that’s their slogan. What is the government actually doing? When I went toContinue reading “Our Kids Deserve So Much Better”

Strategies for Managing Executive Functioning Challenges for Adults

How partners, employers, and loved ones can support people with executive functioning difficulties Executive functions Neurodivergent folks struggle with executive functions (EF). There are roughly five categories of EFs, and each person will struggle in different areas. In this article, I will provide concrete examples of how each EF might look at home or atContinue reading “Strategies for Managing Executive Functioning Challenges for Adults”

Recovering From Burnout

Practical ways to take care of yourself while recovering from burnout What is burnout? Burnout can happen any time, to anyone. Burnout is a state of emotional, physical and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. People often talk about it in relation to jobs, but burnout can be caused by a whole host of lifeContinue reading “Recovering From Burnout”