Last night I attended an excellent talk at the Lawrence School here in Falmouth. Tracey Bromley Goodwin, M.Ed., and Holly Oberacker, LMHC, from Navigating ADHD, Inc., discussed symptoms of the three ADHD key behaviors (inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity).
They presented insightful examples of the flip side of ADHD including Easily Distracted and Hyperfocused, Disorganized and Remarkably Organized, and Rejecting Help and Giving Help. Tracey and Holly detailed how "when you are aware of the Flip Side of ADHD, you can shift your view of ADHD and the ways in which you provide support."
"A shift in thinking makes the difference in the life of a child with ADHD."
-Tracey Bromley Goodwin and Holly Oberacker
They highlighted the importance of communicating with the brain in mind and navigating effective communication. Examples included in their talk were moderating your tone, using fewer words, creating cue words, communicating in close proximity, remembering the Power of Three, considering the moment, listening actively and using visual clues. To learn more about Tracey and Holly's outstanding work, visit their website at www.navigatingadhd.com or give them a call at 508.566.0093.
I purchased their terrific book, Navigating ADHD, Your Guide to the Flip Side of ADHD, at the conclusion of their lecture. I just checked and it's available for purchase at Amazon.com. Parents, caregivers, extended family members, educators, pediatricians and more are sure to learn a great deal about how to support loved ones with ADHD. Enjoy!
Donna LaRoche, M.Ed., Professional Organizer Serving Cape Cod, MetroWest and Eastern Massachusetts Contact: 617.640.2366, www.energizeandorganize.com
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