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How Professional Organizers Help ADHD Families Clean Up Clutter

on 12/07/2015 - 10:58 am

I have a secret. A shameful, embarrassing secret. I spent hundreds of dollars to get high. My drug of choice? Sessions with a professional organizer.Don’t laugh! I swear, the high was unbelievable! Unfortunately, as with many drugs, the high didn’t last. I’d beg, borrow—even steal--to get the feeling back again.


 

The knee-deep clutter my child with ADHD creates leads me to crave the extreme opposite: precise, militaristic, obsessive-compulsive order. I want every item in our house to have a designated space. I want containers that are labeled—in two spots—on the lid and on one side. The labels should be computer generated, not hand- ...

An Accurate ADHD Diagnosis for Children

on 11/02/2015 - 12:22 pm

Is it attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD)? A learning disability? Maybe it's depression or anxiety, a mild form of autism — or chronic fatigue resulting from a sleep disorder. Maybe it's a combination of things.
Getting an answer to the question "What's wrong with my child?" can be harder than many parents expect. So can arranging appropriate treatment. In fact, experts say, the process of resolving a child's behavioral and academic problems is relatively straightforward for only about one in five families.
Glenn Bevensee, of Northfield, New Jersey, counts himself among the lucky few. When the 47-year-old father of two began to suspect that his 12-year-old daughter, Krist ...

What You Need to Know about ADHD Coaching

on 10/27/2015 - 10:57 am

You're an adult with attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD) and you need to make a change.
You want to switch jobs or stop chronic disorganization and lateness, which have been hurting your marriage. Or perhaps your child needs help with completing the piles of homework he gets, now that he’s in middle school. The solution, in each case, may be to team up with an ADHD coach.
The key, of course, is finding the right one. “You need to be an educated consumer,” says Harold Meyer, co-founder of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), of New York City, and The A.D.D. Resource Center.
“You should know what you want to ...