Q & A’s

Do you have a question that you have wanted to ask regarding psychology, treatment approaches, children, teens and or relationships? This is your opportunity. So ask and I will do my best to respond. If your question is beyond my scope of practice, I will reach out to a colleague. I will answer a new…

Inconsistent Performance

Inconsistent Performance: People with ADHD are well known for their inconsistent performance. They can oscillate between very positive, productive days and days of frustration and challenge. This is no-body’s fault, but must be understood. Try to avoid the idea that if the student was capable yesterday, then why not today? A variety of factors impact…

Forgetfulness

Forgetfulness: People with ADHD seem to forget things all the time. Books, homework, exams and rules are just a few examples. However, forgetting is not the problem. Rather, people with ADHD often move from one idea to the next so quickly that they never really remembered the information in the first place. * To do’s:…

Hyperactivity

Hyperactivity: Another type of response inhibition can be seen through the hyperactive and restlessness demonstrated by the person with ADHD. Physical restlessness is a common symptom of ADHD. If needed, please allow the student to stand, sit, and move around if possible. Sitting still can be a big problem. Also allowing specific items for fidgety…

Response Inhibition

Response Inhibition: People with ADHD have great difficulty inhibiting their verbal, behavioral and emotional responses when they are within the situation. Therefore, it may seem that people with ADHD don’t learn from previous experiences. The fact is that they do learn, but have difficulty inhibiting their response.   * To do’s: The person with ADHD…

People of the Moment

People of the moment: People with ADHD tend to be very reactive and have difficulty planning for the long term. They react to how they feel at the moment and often do not connect their actions to future consequences. This is not a question of knowing the rules; rather it is a difficulty with acting…