Outbursts and meltdowns: ADHD children do well if they can

Outbursts, meltdowns, opposition…if you’re familiar with ADHD children – as a parent, teacher, or anything in between – you may be familiar with these types of behaviours. Perhaps a little too familiar.

These types of behaviours are challenging – they can be frustrating and confusing, and when confronted them you may feel the urge to join the child on the floor and cry...

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Why ADHD coaching works: The feedback loop

Why does ADHD coaching work?

For individuals with ADHD, coaching is about starting to believe in your abilities again, starting to learn why you do what you do, and saying, “Hey brain, I’m in control here.” We here at Springboard Clinic know all this – we know ADHD that coaching works and we know that it works well. But what exactly are we doing cognitively in this process?

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Fun Things to do in Toronto this Summer (with ADHD children)!

There are hundreds – if not thousands – of lists available online that make suggestions for “fun things to do in Toronto” or “fun summer activities for your kids”. But which of these suggestions is actually realistic for you and your ADHD child? Sitting on a hammock watching the clouds go by? Nice sentiment, but likely won’t be as peaceful as people make it out to be...

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De-bunking an ADHD Myth: We all have ADHD

“Everybody has trouble focusing and paying attention, so either we must all have ADHD, or it’s being wrongly diagnosed in others.”

Working in such a unique and specialized field, when asked the inevitable “what do you do” question outside of our clinic walls, our answer usually gets followed up by a number of questions and opinions about ADHD and its symptoms...

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Tools to help manage ADHD symptoms: Evernote

image When it comes to programs that help manage ADHD symptoms such as forgetfulness and disorganization, Evernote is a step above the rest. 

In a nutshell, Evernote is marketed as a digital extension of your brain – it stores everything you might need to remember via your computer or phone, and puts all of it into one easily accesible place...

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A 2-Step Process to Help you Relax this Summer

For those without ADHD, the summer months stretching ahead often conjure up images of lying on a beach and soaking in the sun – the ultimate form of relaxation. Ask anyone with ADHD, though, and many will tell you that these very same images invoke quite the opposite reaction. In fact, some might say that lying on a beach can be downright stressful...

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