ADHD is a neurobiological condition that even in the presence of best intentions has a significant impact on a person's ability to plan and follow through on tasks and projects. People who have this condition are often very creative, passionate and intelligent, but unable to live up to expectations of themselves or of others. Typical motivators for getting things done such as degree of importance, rewards or consequences don’t work for the ADHD person’s “interest based” nervous system. This experience has been even more challenged by the stress of the pandemic. In this class you will learn how ADHD shows up, the brain challenges that underlie it and what can be employed to get things done.
South Orange Maplewood Adult School
April 8, 2021
7:00 - 9:00pm
We all become attached to possessions. We think some things may be useful someday, we find them aesthetically pleasing or they hold sentimental memories. It could also be that we are afraid to let go. Eventually some of these possessions become a burden. In this class we will explore patterns and behaviors and present alternative perspectives and logistical solutions to facilitate the de-cluttering process.
Do you find yourself frustrated by your child with ADHD even though you really want to understand and be supportive? Wonder why he/she cannot keep track of assignments or follow through on responsibilities despite your reminders, instructions and consequences? We invite you to join us into the world of a neuro-diverse ADHD brain, so you can be better equipped to support him/her in a manner that works and facilitates communication and understanding.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN MIDDLE SCHOOL: A 5TH GRADER'S GUIDE TO STAYING ORGANIZED
Transitioning to 6th grade can be a nerve-racking experience for both student and parent, particularly in navigating the change from a few teachers to many. There are lots of papers, assignments and projects to keep track of. There are daily decisions to be made and things to remember. Be ready for the change by arming yourself early with organizational strategies designed to help manage school materials and assignments without undue stress. Tuition covers one adult & one child.
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