THE ADHD STRATEGY MOM BLOG
A blog written by a mother of a child with ADHD, a parent who gets it and a therapist who has honed her skills to work solely with the ADHD population. Here you will find things I like, my thoughts about what’s happening in the ADHD world, strategies I’m trying out and I will sometimes share my everyday challenges and frustrations. Tune in and stay posted.
Back to School Tips for Parents of ADHDers
September can be an exciting and busy month for all families. The month signifies the return of the academic year for many and for those who have kids with ADHD—some of us dread this month. It means new routines, new wakeup calls and bedtimes, new teachers,...
A Recent Interview I did on ‘Uplifting Voices’ Discusses My Workbook for Teens and Why You Should Play With Your Kids
I was recently interviewed by Nupur Chokshi, founder of Uplifting Voices, an online community for people with disabilities. We discussed my recent book as well as some advice I have for parents of children with disabilities....
Healthy Family Relationship Summit Interview with Lydie Paul
I wanted to share an interview I did with Lydie Paul where we discussed how to parent a child with ADHD while maintaining healthy family dynamics. I explain my professional journey working with children with ADHD and talk about specific strategies you can use in your...
How to De-escalate a Brewing Meltdown
When I was a young and inexperienced therapist in the early 2000’s, I read Dr. Ross Greene’s ‘The Explosive Child,’ and I was blown away by his philosophy about child behavior. In it, he explains, ‘kids do the best they can with the skills they...
The Importance of Praise in Parenting a Child with ADHD
Many experts including Dr. William Dodson estimate that children with ADHD on average receive 20,000 more negative messages than other children. The importance of giving praise can’t be overestimated. Kids with ADHD need our feedback to be motivating, inspiring and...
Giving Effective Instructions
You may notice that packaging and delivering information slightly differently to your child with ADHD can result in better outcomes. Giving instructions can be one of those moments. ADHD affects executive function skills specifically the ability to plan and...
ALLISON TYLER, LCSW
Author and therapist specializing in the treatment of ADHD by supporting parents to collaborate more with their children, teaching children new skills and strategies to balance out their deficits and supporting adults with ADHD by modeling new ideas, ways of thinking and behavioral hacks to stay focused and on task.
About Allison Tyler, LCSW
Allison K. Tyler, LCSW is an author and licensed clinical social worker who has specialized in working with children, teens and adults with ADHD over the course of her seventeen-year career. She graduated from New York University with her Master of Social Work degree in 2003; has a postgraduate certificate in Children and Families from Royal Holloway University in London, United Kingdom; and has a BA from Colby College.
Allison has developed a unique skills-based approach that she individualizes for each of her clients. When working with children and teens, Allison works in partnership with parents ensuring that parents feel supported, educated and more confident. Allison has completed Ross Greene's advanced level training in collaborative problem-solving and incorporates the tenets of Dr. Greene's philosophy into all of her clinical work.
In addition to her professional advocacy for those with ADHD, Allison is the parent of a child with ADHD. She enjoys connecting with parents over shared experiences and appreciates on a personal level the challenges of parenting a child with ADHD.
When not working, Allison loves reading, listening to true crime podcasts and early morning workouts. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, son, daughter and Labradoodle.
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ADHD CONSULTING SERVICES
- Develop new skills such as coping strategies to increase frustration tolerance, becoming more socially flexible, and decreasing impulsive behaviors
- Learn new parenting skills and ways of thinking about your child
- Get parents on the same parenting page
- Find ways to develop a calmer, more peaceful home atmosphere
- Learn peaceful homework strategies/ hacks
- Get assistance in asking for the most appropriate accommodations for IEP/504
- Instill confidence and tackle the feeling of disorganization and lack of focus
- Prioritize actionable goals in a realistic way that is tailored for your lifestyle
- Develop time management, organizational, clutter and focus skills
- Learn strategies to harness hyper focus
- Understand your strengths and begin to strengthen weaker areas
- Increase your teenager's independence
- Learn skills to gain motivation and confidence
- Increase attention and focus
- Develop strategies for demanding homework schedules
- Learn study strategies
- Calm impulses
- Improve relationships
- Develop organizational strategies
- Increase communication and connection with your child
- Develop problem solving techniques that can be shared with your child
- Learn how to prevent meltdowns and how to de-escalate emotionally stressful moments
- Get on the same parenting page as your partner
- Decrease yelling and 'threats' and increase the use of positive and motivational prompts
- Support through the IEP process and shared consultation with schools/teachers/administrators
- Help with sleep and bedtime issues
- Support to develop healthy morning routines