My son, Ricochet, had a birthday last week. He’s officially a preteen, now twelve years old. As we do each birthday for both of our kids, we asked him where he wanted to eat on his birthday. But, unlike his sister, he hemmed and hawed and couldn’t make up his mind. He kept answering, “I just want to stay home.” Read more
9 calming sensory activities for kids with ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
ADHD and sensory processing issues often go hand-in-hand. My son, Ricochet, is a sensory seeker and the tools and techniques our occupational therapist has taught us are invaluable. Here are some of my favorite calming sensory activities, ready for you to pin to your Pinterest account, or bookmark.
The contrast between expectations and actual ability is stark but invisible when it comes to ADHD. Individuals with ADHD don’t have any outwardly visible signs of having a disability. So, what happens is that ADHD behaviors are often interpreted as willful, defiant, oppositional, disobedient, and disrespectful. I think this is toughest for kids with ADHD in the Read more
ADHD is a b*@#$! (I vowed to keep it real, right?)
If my son’s inability to stay focused were due to an obvious brain injury or intellectual delay, his inattentiveness would never be questioned as a lack of motivation or not trying hard enough. If my son had physical and developmental delays that were obvious just by looking at him, he might not be chided for crying when teased at the age of twelve. If my son Read more