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CR4-690 Wait, The Session is Today?! Time from the ADHD Perspective (1-5)

Instructor: Shelly Collins
Total Time: 1.5 hours
CEUs: 1.5
Conference Year: 2019

Course Description
“ADHD is, to summarize it in a single phrase, time blindness.” – Dr. Russell Barkley

At the ICD Conference in 2014, Dr. Barkley’s words struck me… I have ADHD! This revelation lead me to shift my career from organizing to coaching other adults with ADHD. These clients share the same struggles with time that I’ve experienced all my life, and they describe their struggles with unique and insightful words, phrases and metaphors. Using their stories and mine, we will talk about what time feels like inside of the head of a person with ADHD.

Learning Objectives
In this session participants will learn…
1. What time blindness looks like from inside the head of a person with ADHD and how it affects the ability of an ADHD client to use traditional time management strategies.
2. How those of us with ADHD uniquely “feel” time rather than experiencing time in a linear fashion, which can lead to challenges with procrastination, lateness, missed deadlines, and hyperfocus.
3. Why managing tasks and projects that are not on an urgent NOW deadline can seem mysterious for those of us with ADHD.
4. Language, metaphors, models, and tools related to time that work for clients with ADHD.

This presentation will use client case studies, as well as my own experiences as an adult with ADHD, to provide unique insights into the ADHD person’s relationship with time. Visuals will be used to demonstrate metaphors that clients have used to describe their own experiences, and to show models that work for adults with ADHD.
This presentation will benefit organizing and productivity professionals who work with clients with ADHD by giving them insight into the ADHD person’s experience with time, as well as giving them insightful language, metaphors, models, and tools to use with those clients when discussing time management challenges.

Code Words
Please be sure to listen for and record the code words given during the presentation. The instructor will explicitly verbalize code words periodically throughout the class (i.e. "The first code word is...") Note: Not all instructors give code words. If you do not hear any, please indicate "none given" on the course evaluation.