By Karla Pretorius (Psychologist and Parent Coach)
ADHD and ASD are both neurological disorders that can present challenges in daily life for children. Many children with these disorders have difficulty with executive functioning skills, which can make it difficult to complete tasks independently.
However, there are ways to help children diagnosed with ADHD/ASD increase their independence and life skills. Here are three tips to consider:
Provide structure and routine
One way to help children diagnosed with ADHD/ASD to become more independent is to provide structure and routine. A daily routine can help children to know what to expect each day and can provide a sense of stability. It can be helpful to use visual aids to help children diagnosed with ADHD/ASD to follow a routine, such as a daily schedule.
Teach your child new skills that foster independence
Another way to help children diagnosed with ADHD/ASD to become more independent is to teach them specific skills. Many children with these disorders benefit from explicit instruction in skills such as time management, organization, and communication. There are a variety of resources available to help parents teach these skills to their children. We would love to share some of these resources with you in our free parent coaching program - applications close Sunday, 21 August).
In addition to structure and specific skills instruction, it is also important to encourage children diagnosed with ADHD/ASD to practice self-advocacy. This means teaching them to identify their needs and to communicate these needs to others. Self-advocacy skills can help children to be more independent and to navigate their way through challenges.
We want to share all of this and SO much MORE with you in our upcoming free parent coaching program.
You could be one of 20 parents that'll get the opportunity to join our very first 8-week group parent coaching program - for FREE. More details, below.
Apply for our FREE group coaching program by 21 August!
If you’re a parent of a child (3-19 y/o) diagnosed with autism (ASD) and/or ADHD and want practical tips & strategies from expert parent coaches on how to raise an independent child, as well as connect with other parents who share your experiences - this program is for you.
MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM
You could be one of 20 parents that'll get the opportunity to join our very first 8-week group parent coaching program - for FREE.
You'll also be given the opportunity to provide feedback on your program experience. Your feedback will be used to help us improve support for thousands of other families, just like yours.
About our parent coaches: AIMS Global specializes in coaching neurodivergent individuals and their families practical skills that improve communication, independence and coping skills.
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- Applications close on the 21st of August.
- Parents should be based in the US, UK or South Africa.
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