I don’t have a lot of personal experience with an ADD/ADHD diagnosis, except that as I get older I feel like I have a better understanding of what it is and how it affects people. After reading Judith Kolberg’s, ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life, I did feel like she was talking about me in several chapters. I may have a touch of ADD but I have never had to truly deal with it and it has never been a central issue in my life.
We have an eight year old son and of course there are times when he is “spazzing out” and my husband and will I look at each other and wonder, “Is this normal behavior for his age?” So far we are fortunate that we believe it is. However, there are parents out there who have a gut feeling that something just isn’t right with their child. They know that their child’s version of “spazzing out” is going too far.
My friend and fellow writer is one of those moms that just knew something was going on with her daughter Avery. Lori did fear the ADD/ADHD diagnosis and label for her daughter. The following is the blog Lori wrote about the journey her family took with Avery.
Face-to-Face with ADD/ADHD by Lori Johnstone
What to look for if you suspect ADD/ADHD in your child:
My recent blog: 7 Comprehensive Resources for Organizing Adults with ADHD also contains many great resources including blog links, websites, and more.
If you are interested in learning more about organizing with ADD please check out Judith Kolberg’s book. This book offers strategies for finding what works for each individual rather than a one size fits all approach.
About the authors:
Judith Kolberg is a Professional Organizer in Atlanta, Georgia and the founder of the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization.
Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Chesapeake Psychological Service in Bethesda, Maryland.
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