Video share: "Try Different, Try Again"

TheFishSongAt Springboard, we are often walking alongside our clients as they are working to develop new strategies and innovative ways of solving issues that come up. In other words, instead of trying the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, they are trying to harness strengths in order to overcome challenges. We came across this awesome must see video from Jessica at How To ADHD. She does such an incredible job of describing the journey of finding your own way, and learning what works for you, with a simple story of a little fish.

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Let’s #GetLOUD for Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week BLOGStigma about mental health issues is still prevalent. We are working on it. We are fighting it. It is improving, but it is not gone (yet)...

This week is Mental Health Week and that means it is a great opportunity to #getLOUD. For Bell Let’s Talk day in January, I decided to share my story with focusing challenges.

As an individual who actively promotes anti-stigma, it was an important experience for me to “practice what I preach”. And although I believe so wholeheartedly in openly sharing as a means to finding your best self, many fears came up for me in the process.

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25 Good Things About Having ADHD

art business close up 279415 BWCertainly, when it comes to ADHD, one size does not fit all. We have the great privilege at Springboard of hearing stories from people of all walks of life and of all different ages. Every story is unique, and with every individual we meet, we are learning and growing alongside those who are seeking assessment or treatment services. That being said, we do see many common themes amongst those that seek support for attention issues, and we also get the privilege of hearing of the many “strengths” or gifts that can come part and parcel with a diagnosis like ADHD. Check out our list of 25 Good Things About Having ADHD land see if any of them apply to you or your loved one!

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Tools: Timeout app

computer device earphones 583842 SmallWe posted about the app Timeout previously, but we are bringing it up again because we have had so many clients share how helpful it is for “chunking up their day” and adding structure to their schedule. When you have ADHD, it is our experience that some of the simplest apps can be the most effective when properly put into a routine.

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Book Recommendation - The Whole-Brain Child

blur blurred book 46274 SmallIt is not that often that you find a book that you keep referring back to time and time again (especially one about parenting!). For several years we have been recommending the book “The Whole-Brain Child” by Dr. Dan Siegel. He has this amazing way of helping educate about the developmental stages of children so that parents/caregivers can alter their approach as their child evolves. By being a step ahead with the science of the brain, you can be prepared as your child’s behaviour shifts through different stages.

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