ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life
Judith Kolberg, Kathleen Nadeau
ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life is a long overdue response to the needs of adults with attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder. It deals directly and exclusively with the greatest challenge that adults with AD/HD face: the problem of disorganization. Once considered a disorder of childhood, we now know that AD/HD is a lifespan disorder and taking charge of one's life to achieve quality of life in the wake of this disorder requires organization. The authors, uniquely qualified within their diverse backgrounds as therapist and professional organizer, come together to offer clear organizing habits that are musts for adults with AD/HD.
The text is based on stories offered by Dr. Kathleen Nadeau, a respected clinician in the field, that describe typical situations of challenges and/or dilemmas of the AD/HD adult. Three main areas of organizing are included: organizing things; organizing papers; and organizing time. Following the stories are sets of solutions, both conventional and innovative, that offer the AD/HD adult options on how to implement the text into his or her own life. Critical to the AD/HD adult is support, and Recommended Levels of Support are included that enable the reader to implement the solution and continue to make it work over time. Each chapter closes with a Chapter Review and this feature shows the level of understanding of the audience by these authors.