Stuck, disorganized, cluttered and frustrated are all words used by our clients to describe their daily lives. Whether at school, home or in the office, seemingly simple tasks can appear monumental.
For people who struggle with ADHD the difficulties often lie in executive functions.
What are executive functions?
Executive functions are the mental processes necessary to perform certain activities like planning, organizing, strategizing, paying attention, remembering details and managing time and space. It is hard to realize your full potential, talents or abilities when you struggle to execute on these skills.
Brainwise Strategies exists to help people with ADHD navigate the maze of executive functioning. We work to raise awareness and help our clients develop the skills and strategies for success. Our goal is to help break the pattern of difficulty and establish skills to help you reach your goals.
About Our Founder – Gail Flanigan, Ph.D.
Dr. Gail Flanigan is an educational psychologist with over 20 years of experience in education and learning disabilities. Gail’s professional experience includes working with children in special needs classrooms, staff development, psycho-educational testing and university teaching. She has presented both nationally and internationally on topics of learning differences, differentiated instruction, ADHD, executive functioning and cognitive development. Having just recently returned to private practice after 16 years in both the private and public school systems, she now coaches adolescents and adults with ADHD to help build strategies for success.
Gail is an active member of CHADD, The Learning and the Brain Society, and the American Psychological Association. As a parent of two children with learning differences, she is a strong advocate for children with special needs. She just recently joined the Board of Trustees at The Swift School in Roswell, Georgia, a school for children with dyslexia and other language based learning differences.
A Note from Our Founder -
Gail Flanigan, Ph.D.
I know from both personal and professional experience just how difficult the challenges presented by ADHD can be. They can affect you personally and very easily extend into your family life, friendships, school and even your business.
Twenty years ago, I started my career in the field of education. I watched children daily as they struggled with ADHD in the classroom. Six years later, I had my own unique child with ADHD.
ADHD coaching is NOT about reliving the past and analyzing deficits. It’s rather a way to explore and strategize the future. It is about understanding and training, and it all begins with a conversation.