Working with adults with challenges with executive functioning skills such as ADD and ADHD

Many individuals with ADHD face significant challenges due to impaired executive functioning skills, which can manifest as difficulties in maintaining organisation. This lack of internal structure can lead to disorganised paperwork, multitasking without focus, and misplaced items. At Space and Time, we understand these challenges and offer tailored solutions to create a structured and supportive environment in the home with easy to follow ADHD organising tips.

Why Structure Matters for ADHD

According to research, maintaining a structured environment is crucial for managing ADHD in both children and adults. Structured routines and clear organisational systems can dramatically improve daily functioning and overall quality of life for those affected.

Customised ADHD organising tips

At Space and Time, we employ several effective tactics to assist our clients with ADHD in managing their homes:

  1. Simple Step-by-Step Instructions
    We collaborate with clients to develop straightforward, actionable steps for decluttering and organisation. This includes writing down detailed instructions and creating checklists to enhance focus and execution.
  2. Focused One-on-One Sessions
    Our sessions are designed to keep engagement high and are typically between 1.5 to 2 hours long. This timeframe helps maintain focus without overwhelming the client, allowing for productive organising without fatigue.
  3. Creation of a Daily Routine
    Establishing a daily routine is beneficial for sustaining focus and structure. We work together with clients to devise routines that fit their lifestyles and help keep their days on track.
  4. Regular Check-Ins
    Providing external accountability is essential. We conduct mid-week check-ins to monitor progress, resolve any issues, and maintain momentum between sessions.
  5. Manageable Homework Assignments
    To reinforce habits, we assign manageable tasks to be completed before the next session. This practice not only helps in retaining focus but also in achieving small victories that build confidence and encourage consistency.

Take the Next Step

Managing ADHD can be challenging, but with the right strategies and support, it is entirely possible to create a more ordered and less stressful life. If you or someone you know is struggling with executive function related to ADHD, reach out to Space and Time for professional assistance with ADHD organising tips. We can hehlp you with Virtual Coaching via Zoom or hands-on assistance (Melbourne and Geelong only)

About Julie Cliff, Professional Organiser at Space and Time

Julie Cliff is a dedicated professional organiser who specialises in helping individuals with executive functioning challenges. Through simple and effective organising systems, Julie and her team at Space and Time enable their clients to lead more organised and stress-free lives. Contact Julie at 0413 447 562 to discuss your organising needs or visit our website for more information.

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