April 1, 2021
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ADHD & Word Problems: Hate Them or Embrace Them
The dynamic of solving ADHD problems is not so simple. That's why the term "word problems" is a great metaphor to understand the plight of those with ADHD. They're always looking for tips, tricks, and strategies to manage their challenges.

Consequently, with so many variables from person to person and situation to situation, those with ADHD are drowning in a sea of equations (or word problems).

From my perspective, the ADHD coaching industry was born out of the need to help derive equations to solve word problems, and there are specific steps to identify those variables and derive an equation.

If you struggle with ADHD and dislike word problems, you have to start by eliminating the overwhelm from the process. To learn more about developing that skill, read my blogpost, "ADHD and Word Problems: Hate Them or Embrace Them." Here's the link: www.digcoaching.com/word-problems/

Warmly,
Jeff Copper
ADHD and Attention Coach
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