While those who are Neurodivergent may define themselves in a variety of ways, diagnoses can include Autism and ADHD
Are you on the spectrum or curious if you are? I have had the honor of working with individuals on the spectrum for over 15 years and truly enjoy helping individuals understand their own unique assets and challenges, build skills and strategies to manage symptoms, and embrace their strengths to feel success in all aspects of life.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that includes a spectrum of symptoms that range in frequency and severity. ASD is typically characterized by
- Difficulty communicating with others
- Challenges interacting with others
- Restricted interests
- Repetitive behaviors
While autism may appear to be more widespread today than decades ago, experts believe the increase in diagnoses is due to greater awareness of autism and its signs and symptoms. A diagnosis of autism can help you find solutions to symptoms that are interfering with daily life, reach out today if you would like to learn more!
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that can make it difficult for a person to inhibit their spontaneous responses, including everything from movement to speech to assertiveness. There are three primary characteristics of ADHD: Inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, though all three aren’t always prominent in an individual.
Individuals with ADHD may:
- Have trouble staying focused or get easily distracted
- Appear not to be listening when spoken to
- Constantly fidget and squirm
- Talk excessively
- Act without thinking
- Interrupt often, or say the wrong thing at the wrong time
- Have a quick temper or “short fuse”
With the right support and interventions, treatment can make a dramatic difference in your symptoms. If you’re interested in learning more about therapy for ADHD, contact me for a free consultation and I would be happy to share how I can help you achieve success and growth.