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Managing ADHD

Tips for managing ADHD - Bravestorming

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neuro-developmental condition that affects approximately 11% of school-aged children and can persist into adulthood. Individuals with ADHD often struggle with symptoms such as difficulty sitting still, paying attention, or impulsive behavior.

Research has shown that children with ADHD may also have difficulty processing sensory stimulation from the outside world. They can be over-responsive to sensory stimuli like bright lights, strong smells, loud sounds, or certain physical sensations, which can lead to sensory overload.

This overload can be further exacerbated by ADHD symptoms, such as lack of self-regulation, trouble with transitions, and lack of awareness. These factors can contribute to a sensory processing disorder, which can be challenging for individuals with ADHD.


Sensory Overload and ADHD

Sensory overload is a common experience for individuals with sensory processing disorder, which can cause hyper-sensitivity to sensory information. This can lead to a range of symptoms that can interfere with day-to-day functioning. Some common symptoms include picky eating habits, trouble settling down after activities, sensitivity to smells or sounds, discomfort with certain fabrics or clothing items, and discomfort with certain movements.

Sensory overload can be triggered by a range of stimuli, including loud noises, bright lights, strong smells, or crowded environments. When sensory overload occurs, it can be challenging for children with ADHD to focus, learn, or engage in their environment. Providing a variety of sensory experiences in a controlled and structured way can help children with ADHD to learn how to regulate their sensory input and manage their symptoms.

Tactile Objects on Sensory Experience

Tactile objects, such as fidget toys, sensory balls, or the Bravestorming tactile movers, can be particularly helpful in providing a calming and engaging sensory experience that can help to improve focus and attention.

By understanding the link between ADHD and sensory overload, educators and parents can take steps to create a supportive and engaging learning environment that meets the unique needs of children with ADHD.

The tactile notepad provides a unique sensory experience that engages multiple senses, including touch, sight, and sound. By providing a tactile outlet for restless energy, the notepad can help to promote calmness and focus, which is particularly important for children with ADHD.

Managing ADHD

There are several approaches to treating ADHD, and the most effective treatment plan will depend on the individual's unique needs and circumstances. Some common treatments for ADHD include medication, behavior therapy, and lifestyle changes.

Medication can help to improve attention and focus, while behavior therapy can help individuals to learn coping strategies and develop skills to manage their symptoms.

Lifestyle changes, such as regular exercise, healthy eating habits, and good sleep hygiene, can also be helpful in managing ADHD symptoms. Additionally, some alternative therapies, such as mindfulness meditation, yoga, or sensory integration therapy, may also be beneficial for some individuals with ADHD.

At Bravestorming, we understand that every individual is unique, and we offer a range of products that can be used in conjunction with other treatment approaches to support individuals with ADHD. Our tactile products, such as movers can provide a calming and engaging sensory experience that can help individuals to manage their symptoms and improve focus. By taking a comprehensive and individualized approach to treatment, individuals with ADHD can develop the skills and strategies they need to thrive in their daily lives.