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How we help people with ADHD

At Progressive Therapy Associates, we focus on skills, not pills.  We can help you address your needs with ADHD in direct treatment or with ADHD coaching.  A free consultation may be a good way to determine what is the best match for you.  

Of course, we believe that medication can work wonders in managing some symptoms of ADHD, but we have found it’s not the only piece of the treatment puzzle for our adult and adolescents! So many functions of the ADHD brain can be built up by “doing” – by recognizing areas that need extra help, finding new ways to make up for those deficits and then committing to practice new skills until they’re second nature.

Common life skills we address at Progressive Therapy Associates include focus and working memory, time awareness, task management, personalized routines, impulse control, and reading and writing skills. Ultimately, though, this learning and coaching process is determined by what you wish to accomplish, how you prefer to learn, and what tools and strategies work best for you and your brain. Often, without even realizing it, people find themselves “babystepping” with small improvements each week before realizing they’ve become more focused, effective, and accountable overall!

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How we help people with ADHD
Qualified therapists

Our dedicated team of speech-language pathologists are specially trained in speech therapy as it relates to cognitive-communication issues (how you listen, process, focus, remember, and communicate). We are also nationally certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, are nationally recognized by the Brain Injury Association of America and are Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS). We are licensed to practice in both North Dakota and Minnesota. We believe every patient deserves the best treatment and support we can offer in every single contact and interaction with us.
 

Individual approach

We recognize that no two people have the same needs and that everyone has different learning styles. That’s why we like to call our approach “the Progressive way,” which means we will happily customize treatment plans to meet the unique needs of the individual and their family. We also believe in “the right fit” between patient and therapist, so will make every effort to match you with a clinician who connects with you, understands you, and utilizes a therapy style that is comfortable for you.

We are here to help

Depending on the goals you wish to accomplish and the learning pace that is most comfortable for you, we will arm you with the evidence-based strategies, proven skills and ample support you need to feel more organized, prepared and effective. Therapy strategies may range from recommendations for specific tools (such as timers or planners), one-on-one brainstorming and problem-solving to address concerns, therapeutic activities as well as computer trials or worksheets to help strengthen cognitive and executive functions like attention, memory, and planning.
 

Coaching with compassion

We know that working on cognitive-communication issues is hard work and that it can be easy to feel defeated or overwhelmed by the challenges of building a more efficient brain. However, you will not be in this alone. We are not just speech-language pathologists; we are fellow human beings who care about you, your journey, and your success. We don’t want an appointment to feel like you’ve been sent to the principal’s office. Instead, you’ll find a comfortable space where you’ll feel listened to and understood. And because humor makes everything more bearable, be prepared to laugh and joke a bit too!