Managing Hypersensitivities in Moms and Kids With ADHD
Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW
We hear a lot about children with ADHD and challenging behaviors but often overlook one of the big reasons for these difficult behaviors: hypersensitivities. But many, if not most adults with ADHD also struggle with hypersensitivities. What happens then, when you’re a mom with ADHD who is hypersensitive to stimuli, raising a child who is also hypersensitive? Both adults and children with hypersensitivities can be either stimuli “avoiding” or stimuli “seeking.” This session will cover how both mom and child with ADHD may struggle with various hypersensitivities and how you can help your child and yourself.
Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW is a psychotherapist, author, consultant, and coach, specializing in women with ADHD. She is the author of the award winning books, The Queen of Distraction and Survival Tips for Women with AD/HD, and runs ADDconsults.com, an online resource serving adults worldwide with ADHD, and QueensOfDistraction.com, an online coaching program for women with ADHD. A nationally recognized expert and speaker on ADHD, she served for many years on the board of directors of ADDA and is immediate past coordinator of the E. Oakland County CHADD Chapter in Michigan. Terry is the co-founder, with Linda Roggli, of the ADHD Women’s Palooza.