ADHD is a neurodevelopmental condition.
ADHD is NOT a behaviour disorder. Many people with ADHD also have other coexisting conditions.
People with ADHD display differences in brain structure, connectivity and function.
As a result they can struggle to:
- Focus and pay attention
- Control their thoughts words, actions and emotions
- Develop social skills and self-awareness
- Store and recall information
- Make informed decisions
- Manage time effectively
- Be organized and prioritize
- Stay organized
- Emotionally Regulate
Trivializing ADHD is not helpful. ADHD is not just about hyperactivity, inattention and acting impulsively. When talking about someone with ADHD, try and talk about the underlying strengths and challenges instead of dismissively stereotyping the behaviours
Shauna is part of the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance. If you or one of your family members is struggling with ADHD, call Shauna to learn effective life-long strategies in managing ADHD.