Finding an ADHD Coach

There are a variety of coaches available today when it comes to ADHD in adults and children. Since this field is generally unregulated, it is difficult for the public to decide how to choose a coach. I suggest a few basic principals to consider: Choose a licensed mental health professional who is trained in coaching. …

Making Changes Is Not Easy

“We would like to make some changes to the therapy so that it fits our family style.” “The reason I argue and yell at my parents is because I have ADHD. They should just tolerate it and accept me as I am.” Changing behavior is hard. Ask anyone who has tried to lose a few …

My Journey #2: Language Learning Disability and Immigration

Listening and speaking is such an everyday occurrence, we hardly notice the mechanisms that actually make it happen. So it isn’t too surprising that evaluators often overlook, or simply don’t consider, a learning disability that involves the processing of language. But those who work with aphasia, or experience it, know what I am talking about. …

Start the School Year Right

Since school is about to begin, we have to help our children develop a predictable schedule for school, social activities, and homework. Don’t presume that they will do it on their own. They are coming from a summer full of fun and very few if any limits on behavior. Set your child up for success …

How to Share the Shine Your Strengths Blog

Thank you for your supportive feedback and comments. Writing a blog can sometimes seem like sending words out into space. Hearing back from you makes me feel connected. I’m pleased that the information that I share through this blog helps so many of you. That’s exactly why I’m writing. You’ve asked some questions in the …