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What is ADHD?

By now, most of us know that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) isn’t just a “kid thing.” Any person of any age can have this neurobiological disorder, which is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. These three core symptoms may impact our overall “executive function,” which is the all-important regulator in our brain that determines how well we can concentrate on a given task (even a boring one!), how we figure out which item on our “to-do” list is most important, how we manage time, how appropriately we react to feedback, and how we review which processes haven’t worked for us in the past so we can correct them. It turns out that all these seemingly “little things” ruled by executive function can add up to plenty of big frustrations and misunderstandings in our daily lives! As a result, those with ADHD may be falsely and unfairly labeled as lazy, irresponsible, and disorganized or self-centered when in fact they have a very real – and very treatable – neurobiological disorder.

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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!