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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Spring Cleaning - ADHD Style

baskets clean color 271711Thank goodness that spring is almost really here! For all of us Canadians, we have braved a serious winter and if you have ADHD, you might have some bottled up restlessness to let out. With that in mind, we have been thinking and chatting with clients about how to channel the momentum of spring into getting those nagging ‘to dos’ done (you know the ones!).

Here are our top four tips for “spring cleaning - ADHD style”.

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Online Assessments are here!

We have some exciting news to share about our assessments. We are thrilled to now offer our adult ADHD/mental health assessment online for residents of Ontario! If you live outside Toronto and prefer not to travel to our clinic, our online assessments are a great option for you.

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My Brain Needs Glasses

MyBrainNeedsGlasses BlogIt was at one of the many conferences that Dr. Gray has attended over the years that she heard Dr. Annick Vincent, a psychiatrist from Quebec, use an innovative but simple analogy for taking daily stimulant medication. An ADHD specialist and leader, Dr. Vincent has written books and used this description to help share how stimulants work for individuals of all ages. She is an important voice in dispelling fears about ADHD medication.

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