As a Child Neuropsychologist, specialising in neurodevelopmental differences as well as a mother who raised my own son who was diagnosed with ADHD and Dyslexia around the age of nine, I understand the challenges that learning and behaviour differences can bring.
Category : Work & School
How do you find an ADHD compatible job that you love?
There are many reasons we may not find the job or career best suited to us right away. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is not one of those reasons.
Whether at home or in the workplace, human dynamics are complicated. As we start to plan for the post-summer-back-to-school-and-work season, we have an idea of how we want things to go once we get back into some routine. Wouldn’t it be great if everything could run smoothly? And still do what’s best for our selves, or our families, or our job?…
The beginning of school is a huge transition for everyone involved, but especially for children who have ADHD. As teachers of children with a range of attention difficulties, we’d like to share with you some strategies we use to make this transition go as smoothly as possible.
With only a few weeks left in 2018 I have some questions for you: Did you complete your 2018 goals? […]
Should I tell my boss I have ADHD? Is it better to disclose my ADHD diagnosis at work? Should I tell my child’s teacher he has Attention Deficit Disorder?
All valid concerns. With potentially wonderful or devastating outcomes.
You’ve heard the advice, usually from people who are fabulously successful: “Follow your passion!”
If only everyone would do that! Why, then… who would collect our garbage? Or work in a noisy warehouse? Or stand behind the counter at the bank serving customers for 8 hours a day?
(And You Can, Too. Without Actually Having To Be Bullied.) His name was Charles Philip. That’s not his real name. His real name was Steve Markham. That’s not true, either. The name doesn’t matter. It’s not that I don’t want to embarrass him—I’m not even sure he’s still alive. It’s that he represents every person who ever bullied me, from Grade 3 to last summer…
Recently I was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Renison College University, part of the University of Waterloo. It was a wonderful ceremony and a tremendous acknowledgement, especially of what we’ve done with TotallyADD.com. (I say we, because it’s a team of dedicated people.)