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”

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”

My Top Performing Articles of 2021

I’ve been on medium for eight months, and it’s been quite a ride so far. I have really enjoyed writing here and reading stories and articles shared by others. To date, I’ve published 175 articles. Recently I’ve made it to 1.5K followers, and have reached more than 50K readers, which is very exciting for me.Continue reading “My Top Performing Articles of 2021”

Hyperfocus Like A Boss

Executive dysfunction done right Being neurodivergent comes with quite a few challenges, and I’ve written extensively about many of them. However, a few of my stories have touched on some of the aspects of being neurodivergent I find to be positive, one of which is hyperfocus. I have compiled a series of three of my storiesContinue reading “Hyperfocus Like A Boss”

Defining ADHD Paralysis

It’s totally a thing, but not actually a thing… I used to think that I was supposed to complete tasks in a certain way, like the way neurotypicals do, I guess. Don’t try to force yourself to be neurotypical if you’re not. Find adaptations for the differences that cause you grief — while embracing theContinue reading “Defining ADHD Paralysis”

If You Can Read This, You Do Not Struggle With Object Permanence

Piaget must be rolling in his grave…or at least rolling his eyes Fellow ADHDeres, lend me your… eyes. I have an announcement. We have ADHD. We are not infants. When I put my keys down in my office chair because my hands are full, then spend panicked minutes or hours the next morning desperately searchingContinue reading “If You Can Read This, You Do Not Struggle With Object Permanence”

How Executive Dysfunction Impacts Daily Life

Executive Functions explained in an understandable and accessible way …and how they relate to ADHD, Autism, and other divergent brains. Executive functions enable us to plan for the future, focus our attention, remember instructions or information, and regulate our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.  While there is no single, accepted definition of executive functions (EFs), mostContinue reading “How Executive Dysfunction Impacts Daily Life”