What is Hyperfixation? How do You Stop Being Hyperfixated on things?

What is Hyperfixation? How do You Stop Being Hyperfixated on things?

Hyperfixation Lots of teens love video games. Everyone knows that. And many teens, autistic or neurotypical, play video games too often, which can interfere with daily living. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they are hyperfixated on video games. But do you remember the story a few years ago about the young man who died after…

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

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

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 be honest, it’s very triggering for…

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…

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…