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…

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…

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…

Immediate Gratification

Immediate Gratification: People with ADHD have a deal of difficulty with delayed gratification and general delay. Their minds move quite quickly and often jump to different ideas and agendas before the previous agenda is completed. In the classroom, this is manifested by both yelling out answers, forgetting responses and rules, and completing assignments very quickly.…

Inconsistent Effort

Inconsistent Effort: People with ADHD have much more difficulty maintaining consistent effort and motivation to tasks and activities that are not rewarding, stimulating and interesting to them. When bored or uninterested they have much more difficulty remaining on task and will often redirect their attention to other off task activities. Sustained attention is the true…