Many women with ADHD feel “sensory” assaulted by their environment: lights are too bright. Tags on clothes feel like daggers to the skin. Perfume triggers migraines. A child’s whining can sound like a blaring siren. I will be discussing these sensory triggers and what women with ADHD can do about them.
About Terry Matlen, ACSW
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.