Strategies for ADHD
Part 1 of 2:
Check out the strategies listed below if you or someone you know lives with ADHD and would like some assistance with managing sensory overload and other symptoms:
– Be proactive: It could be a good idea to find out what is causing the sensory overload and implement ways to deal with it.
– Watch out for triggers: Anything from a crowded theatre to a series of flashing lights could overwhelm a person with ADHD. By identifying common triggers, it is possible to avoid them in the future.
If you cannot avoid specific situations, or if they are occurring in your place of work, it will be important to let your manager and coworkers know. Explain that when you experience too much noise you become inattentive, this is related to sensitivity to noise.
– Learn self-calming techniques: Meditation, deep breathing, and yoga are all ways to help reduce stress, promote relaxation, and minimize the risk of overreaction. For children, introducing sensory toys, a pet, or a security blanket may help redirect their focus.
Stay tuned for our next post for more strategies!