Posted on May 13, 2013 by Debra Burdick
“Before working with Deb, my nine-year-old son was diagnosed with ADHD and a processing learning disability. It was difficult for him to complete simple steps or tasks without getting distracted. His father or I would need to ask him repeatedly to do a simple task such as brushing his teeth, getting dressed, or even eating a meal. He had a difficult time in school, often feeling frustrated and inferior to the other students. He often came home complaining that the teacher was picking on him.We also noticed that about two to three times a year, typically near a season change or growth spurt, our son would have what we called a blowup. He would get upset about something simple and begin kicking, screaming, and hitting.He would usually end up being restrained by his dad or me until he could regain his composure.Since working with Deb, we have seen wonderful results. We have not experienced another blowup. Our son can now be asked to get dressed, brush his teeth, and put his shoes on, and most of the time he completes all three steps without reminding him at all! Dinner has become a pleasant experience with all of the family actually sitting down to enjoy it.
During the school year, he made some very close friends, and his self-esteem is significantly higher. He still struggles with his learning disability, but even that has improved slightly.
As a result of working with Deb, our son now feels confident and can complete the steps it takes to prepare for the day, and the entire family feels more in balance.”
E Elaine Jansen, mother of nine-year-old client
I would love to hear your personal experiences with this topic.