ADD / ADHD isn't just about difficulty at work or school—it also contributes to reduced self-esteem, troubled relationships, and even the likelihood of automobile accidents. Thankfully, a little bit can go a long way in the treatment of ADHD. For some, becoming aware of weaknesses, and developing strategies to counter them, can result in big improvements.
The Managing ADHD worksheet describes five key skills that can often help those with ADHD. The skills include: creating structure, setting aside time for relationships, staying organized, creating the right environment, and living a healthy lifestyle. Each section describes the importance of the skill, and tips to implement it successfully.
We want to point out that this worksheet has a lot of content, which will be overwhelming if you try to cover too much at once. Try picking just one or two sections to focus on for an entire hour, and make sure your client leaves with something specific to practice before their next session.
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