Beginning of School Blues for ADD, ADHD and Students with Executive Functioning Concerns

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The school year is a few weeks old. Most of my clients with ADD, ADHD and Executive Functioning confers are getting back into some bad habits.

This is very common. Consider individuals with this type of deficit to have a similar attitude to those on a fad diet. Some may see great results right away and give up on the diet…just like ADD/ADHD and  individuals with Executive Functioning concerns are good at finding something that works, thinking the problem is fixed and forgetting the strategy that helped in the first place.

The most important thing I do with my clients is maintenance. Create, review and reestablish strategies. If you hear the old “I’ve got things under control” or “I really do not need to do that anymore”, that’s total hogwash!!! These strategies need to be incorporated and addressed regularly. ADD, ADHD and individuals with Executive Functioning concerns (and I speak from person experience) have to constantly work on strategies. Nothing is ever fixed!!!

For more information on my ADD, ADHD and Executive Functioning coaching, please visit To learn more information about some of the other services I provide, please visit and I can be found on Twitter at ADHDEFCoach. You can also find me on FacebookGoogle Plus and Tumblr. My good friend and fellow ADD/ADHD Coach Tara McGillicuddy invites me as a regular guest on ADD/ADHD Support Talk Radio. Tara does many wonderful things and you should check out her website here. Feel free to email me at or call 773.888.ADHD (2343) with any additional questions.


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