Do you sometimes have trouble paying attention in school? Do you lose track of time and deadlines? Do you often feel “scattered” or unorganized? You’re not alone. All teens need a little extra help staying focused — in school and in life. This is especially true if you have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorders, a mood disorder, or have experienced traumatic brain injury. But the good news is that there are skills you can learn to help you stay on track!
In this friendly guide from the Instant Help Solutions series, psychologist and ADHD expert Lara Honos-Webb offers six powerful “super skills” to help you pay attention, increase productivity, and get organized: Focusing on the positive; goal setting; chunking, or breaking big goals down into small manageable chunks; motivational enhancement; emotional regulation, or dealing with “big” feelings; an managing attention. Once you learn and practice these skills, you’ll feel empowered to conquer any task — no matter how big. So, why not start learning them today?