In this interview, we’re speaking with Dr. Sarah Allen to show parents how to: understand your child’s ADHD brain better- identify the primary issue your child is having based on their unique ADHD profile- identify the correct strategy to use to address that primary problem- figure out the different ways you can implement that strategy- and lastly, how to help your child be more and more independent in the process.
Middle school children with ADHD are complex. While we know their brains work differently when they learn, we want to think about kids as more than just how they perform in school.
Children learn and develop across multiple domains including how their bodies feel, how they think, how they behave, and how they’re feeling.Dr. Allen will discuss how parents, teachers, and other caregivers can use an understanding of the brain to assess and implement interventions that match each individual child.
First, we will talk about “brain buckets”, a concept Sarah developed to explain the different types of ADHD brains, and how they must be balanced to promote healthy, happy, and successful children.
We’ll also talk about important brain patterns and how to connect that to interventions that will work for your child. Finally, we’ll talk about how to ensure that your child can independently use strategies and perform better in school and at home.
By the end, you will have a take-home guide to help your child build independence.