10 Best Fidget Toys | Where to Buy Cheap Fidget Toys for School 2022

10 Best Fidget Toys | Where to Buy Cheap Fidget Toys for School 2022

Best Fidget Toys I recently participated in a local consignment sale. My youngest son had quite the collection of fidget spinners. That was a short-lived trend, wasn’t it? I’m kinda glad it’s over. For him, anyway. But, for some kids with ADHD, Fidget Spinners and Fidget Toys are therapeutic. I just hope that the trend…

5 Popular Stim Toys for Autism or ADHD | Cheap | DIY | Chew

5 Popular Stim Toys for Autism or ADHD | Cheap | DIY | Chew

Stim Toys Quality stim toys can be hard to find, since fidget toys and chewy jewelry, or chewelry, is trendy. Even the higher priced ones don’t always promise quality, or the ones with great reviews just aren’t within your budget. Several popular stim toys can be made at home from everyday household objects, or using…

Liar

Liar

When your Child Lies As I often begin many articles, I state “this has been coming up in the Facebook group a lot lately.” And, it has. I’m going to try to present this issue (lying and ADHD or other disabilities) as succinctly and unbiased as possible. But, to me honest, it’s very triggering for…

7 Best Noise Cancelling Headphones for Autism | ADHD | Anxiety

7 Best Noise Cancelling Headphones for Autism | ADHD | Anxiety

Best Noise Cancelling Headphones The world is a noisy place. Heck, sometimes I wish I had noise-cancelling headphones. But if your child has Autism, ADHD or anxiety disorder, being out in noise can be brutal. These various conditions can make it near impossible to process what someone is saying if there is a lot of…

ADHD and Sleep Issues | Best Tips for Everyone to Get a Good Night’s Rest

ADHD and Sleep Issues | Best Tips for Everyone to Get a Good Night’s Rest

ADHD and Sleep Have you ever walked into your child’s room to find them sleeping on the floor? I mean, you put them in bed, and you find them curled up on the floor. Or, if you’re like me, you feel like your autistic child is sleeping too much. Raise your hand if you’re a…

Small Time Change, Huge Disruption | Daylight Savings Time and Autism | ADHD | Tips

Small Time Change, Huge Disruption | Daylight Savings Time and Autism | ADHD | Tips

Daylight Savings Time and Autism It’s just one hour. One.hour. It shouldn’t make us this crazy, right? My son has always struggled with this. If I’m being honest, I do too. And, so do our dogs. It takes us weeks to recover from the Daylights Savings Time change. Both fall and spring. Lots of families…

Following Directions and Learning Disabilities | Accommodations and Strategies for School and Home

Following Directions and Learning Disabilities | Accommodations and Strategies for School and Home

Following Directions Many people — kids and adults — have trouble following directions. They don’t seem to “listen” when they’re asked to do a task, whether it’s taking out the garbage or taking care of a pet. Even if there’s a negative consequence, they don’t do what they’ve been asked to do. Too often for learning disabled…

What is OHI on the IEP? | Understanding Other Health Impairments | ADHD

What is OHI on the IEP? | Understanding Other Health Impairments | ADHD

OHI on the IEP IDEA has 14 eligibility categories for an IEP. One of them is OHI. I find that OHI is one of the most frequently misunderstood one by parents, especially when it comes to ADHD. ADHD is, of course, a learning disability. Parents enter into the process fully expecting their child with ADHD…

Tips for Living with ADHD | Pediatric Neurologist Dr. Sarah Cheyette

Tips for Living with ADHD | Pediatric Neurologist Dr. Sarah Cheyette

Living with ADHD This Facebook Live chat about Living with ADHD was a Q&A session with Doctor Sarah Cheyette of the Bay area. Sarah Cheyette, MD, graduated from Princeton University, and then UCLA Medical School. She did a fellowship in pediatric neurology and has been in private practice since then. She treats kids and young…

Executive Functioning Coach Tips | Managing School, Work, Life.

Executive Functioning Coach Tips | Managing School, Work, Life.

Advice from an Executive Functioning Coach This Facebook Live event was awesome. I am really amazed by the caliber of people I have been able to line up to help our families. This one was with Samantha Curiale-Feinman, MS.Ed., TSHH, Director of New Frontiers Executive Function Coaching. She thoroughly answered viewer questions. You can watch the…

20 Free Apps for Executive Functioning | Adults | Students

20 Free Apps for Executive Functioning | Adults | Students

Apps for Executive Functioning After preparing this blog post, I plan to go back to the Google Play store and get some of these apps for myself. I can be scatterbrained, and stress makes it worse. And now having two kids, with their own schedules and sets of things to remember, it’s no wonder I…

The Connection between ADHD, Incarceration, and Recidivism is Real.

The Connection between ADHD, Incarceration, and Recidivism is Real.

Untreated ADHD in Adolescent Inmates and Recidivism The following is a guest post. In my career, almost every teenage client that I’ve had was already involved in the juvenile justice system when I met them. This is an issue that I am passionate about. ~LL I recently had the opportunity to learn from noted criminal…