Apr 6, 2023
“The only reason why someone might not like a visual checklist is if they don't understand what the task is. So that's where a demonstration might be needed. Or they feel like it's too hard, in which case you can break up that into even more mini tasks.” –Laura Matteson
Notice how Laura takes the shame and responsibility off the learner when they are stuck. This is my kind of mama and teacher!
Our guest today, fellow ADHD mom, Laura Matteson, shares with us how to use visual strategies to enrich our lives, communicate with our kids, and bring more fun into our everyday lives.
Laura shares her ADHD journey to self-acceptance and how she now uses her ADHD gifts to help moms, kids, and business owners find more joy in learning.
We also cover how to overcome obstacles to bringing more visual communication into your family, including the ever-present “but I’m just not creative.”
Join us as we dive into how to connect more with your child through communication that works.
Laura (she/her) is a visual translator and founder of Illustrative (a visual support studio) and spends most of her time managing her ADHD/Dyscalculia, 2 children, 1 spouse, 1 creative business, and 3 flower boxes (that are miraculously all still thriving!). Through all of these facets of her life, Laura has seen that when people show up as their natural selves, they conserve energy for what matters. She loves helping other external thinkers communicate in their own way while also being understood by others.
Links mentioned in this episode:
• Laura's Website: https://www.illustrative.us
• Laura's Instagram: @illustrative.us
• Stop Medusa Mom download this free video to help you calm down when you're about to lose your cool
Find links to everything mentioned in this episode & read the transcript here: https://www.patriciasung.com/podcast/episode-183-more-than-chore-charts-visual-communication-connect-with-your-ADHD-child-Laura-Matteson-illustrative