ADHD reWired

In this episode, Eric is joined by Patrick LaCount, the director of Practical Psychological Services in Fort Collins, Colorado, specializing in the assessment and treatment of ADHD.  He completed his doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Wyoming, pre-residency at Duke University Medical Center and post-doctoral fellowship at Seattle's Children's Hospital.  In addition to providing psychological services, Dr. LaCount is passionate about disseminating the latest science to the ADHD community and is a research consultant for the How To ADHD YouTube Channel

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In this episode, Eric is joined by Catherine Lee, the director of Lethbridge Piper & Associates, an Australian occupational health and safety management consultancy.  For 30 years, Catherine has advised employers, CEOs, boards, executives, and leadership teams on strategic health and safety management.  She holds post-graduate degrees in occupational health and safety management and is a certified occupational health and safety professional.

Catherine created the Neurodiverse Safe Initiative for making work safe, healthy, and inclusive for neurodiverse workers. 

Get her ebook “ADHD Safe Work” for free here!

Other Topics & Questions in this Episode:

  • How did Catherine’s work in occupational health and safety lead to her own diagnosis? 
  • Under what circumstances may an employee with ADHD feel like they need to stop taking their medication?
  • What is the potential value of a person with ADHD, or any person who is neurodiverse, as an employee? 
  • How is Catherine getting the information she’s gathered into places of employment for leaders and management to understand what safety and acceptance really means in the workplace?
  • How can employers integrate neurodiverse persons in their companies? 
  • What’s the “selling point” for people/employers who are not empathetic towards different kinds of brains?

Resources & Honorable Mentions:

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Direct download: 425_-_The_Neurodiverse_Safe_Work_Initiative_with_Catherine_Lee.mp3
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Join the ADHD reWired Team every second Tuesday of the month for the monthly Live Q&A, and be sure to listen all the way through to hear a very special guest join us on this episode! 

Questions & Topics in this Episode:

  • How do I keep my time-blindness from derailing my teaching of a 90-minute class that has a very tightly-structured curriculum? 
  • What are some of the signs that a job is not the right fit and that it might be time to move on?
  • Do you have any input or tips on how to make strategies that are not working anymore - because of the pandemic - work again? 
  • What are some strategies or tools I can use for accountability? 
  • How can I keep doing the routines that keep my ADHD under control when I am traveling or in a different environment? 
  • My kids want me to play Roblox with them. Do you have a favorite game we can play together?
  • If you’re a kid with ADHD, what if the parent also has ADHD?
  • Any advice for a kid living with an ADHD parent? 
  • I am 41 and recently diagnosed and my spouse is neurotypical. What are some ways we can work on communication so that we don’t end up in unnecessary conflict? 
  • Any tips for improving memory, particularly recall, when being put on the spot? 

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Direct download: 424_-_March_Live_QA.mp3
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In this episode, Eric is joined by New York’s Alex Gilbert who is a Mets fan, yogi, and brunch enthusiast. Alex also has dyslexia and ADHD, being diagnosed at 8 years old.. After spending a career working in leadership development, she decided to start a consulting and coaching business that helps adults with learning disabilities and ADHD (just like her!) who have been struggling in their careers. Her business is called “Cape-Able Consulting”, creating it to help people navigate their day-to-day workloads so they feel supported so they can reach their highest potential! 

You’ll hear how Alex’s experiences in school led to her diagnoses, how she began advocating for herself and finding accommodations that worked for her, and the importance of knowing yourself and what you need before beginning to self-advocate. 

Then, you’ll hear differences between best practices and best principles, ways to ask for what you need, and why knowing about her ADHD at a young age wasn’t necessarily an advantage. You’ll even hear Eric use one of his own accommodations in real time! 

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Other Topics & Questions in this Episode:

  • How did Alex create a program for students to advocate for themselves?
  • How did the self-advocacy skills from school transfer to the workplace? 
  • Why is it important to know yourself and your needs before disclosing ADHD? 
  • Without disclosing their ADHD, are there any suggestions for an employee to test the water before fully disclosing? 
  • How can employers support their employees who are neurodivergent? How can employers draw out their strengths?
  • What does the boss do when they are the ones with ADHD?
  • What was the most valuable accommodation Eric utilized in college?
  • If Alex had a magic wand to turn all workplaces into ADHD-friendly workplaces, what would change?

Resources & Honorable Mentions:

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Direct download: 423_-_Is_Work_a_Struggle_with_Alex_Gilbert.mp3
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