Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a chronic disorder that begins in childhood and often persists into adulthood.
ADHD can take quite a toll on both the adults and the child/adolescent who has the disorder.
It is tough for the individual who must cope with the daily frustrations and its rough on family members whose lives are regularly disrupted by the disorganization, outbursts, temper tantrums or other misbehavior of the child/adolescent.
Problems with organization stem from problems with executive functioning in the brain (ie the level of detail and the time it takes to complete the task).
Learning organizational skills can help a child/adolescent overcome this obstacle.
It can also be helpful with the other symptoms of ADHD, such as time management.
Its normal for parents/teachers to feel helpless and confused about the best ways to handle their children/adolescents in these situations.
The aim of this talk is to make more sense of ADHD and provide coping strategies that will help their child/adolescents journey with ADHD.