Understanding ADHD and Its Impact on Your Clients.
With Sarah Vickers, founder of Free Your Space
As you work with clients, you will inevitably find yourself working with clients who have ADHD. This webinar is an overview to help dispel the myths we often think about ADHD; naughty boys bouncing off walls, messy, lazy, and disorganized.
The Facts About ADHD
Twenty years of MRI scans and research shows it is a brain-based disorder with both structural and functional differences. People with ADHD can’t simply try harder. Also, ADHD is underdiagnosed in women whose coping strategies are often diagnosed as anxiety and depression.
Potential Patterns of Clients with ADHD (diagnosed or not)
– Hyper-organized and a perfectionist
– Multiple duplicates and many photos stored all over the place
– Difficulty following through on agreed tasks
– Difficulties managing passwords
– Impulsive- a full house with lots of hobbies/ changing interests
– Relationship breakdowns- complex family history
– Difficulties in managing time
About Sarah: With ADHD running through my family I’ve developed a passion for working with these creative, energetic, and sensitive people. Since 2014 I’ve worked as a professional organizer with clients with ADHD. I now work predominantly in the ADHD world, giving support and expertise to my clients. I’ve also been interviewed for podcasts, delivered ADHD workshops, and spoken at ADHD support groups.
She is a member of APDO, the UK’s membership association for decluttering and organising professionals. APDO sets standards, provides professional development and supports the growth of the industry. As a volunteer for APDO for more than four years, she also spent over two years as Head of Membership. She has also trained many new Professional Organisers for APDO on the SAPOB training course. In addition, she now trains other professional organisers about ADHD. She is also a member of ICD (Institute for Challenging Disorganization) and is currently studying to further her knowledge in a range of fields.