Conversation cards can be a useful tool for individuals with ADHD who may struggle with maintaining focus and attention during conversations, particularly during dating situations. These cards can provide structure and direction for conversations, helping to keep the person with ADHD on track and focused on the conversation.
For example, conversation cards might include prompts such as:
- "What did you like most about your last vacation?"
- "What are your goals for the future?"
- "What is a subject that you're knowledgeable on?"
Using conversation cards in dating situations can also help to create a sense of shared control over the conversation. By giving the other person a prompt or question to answer, it can take some of the pressure off of the person with ADHD to come up with something to say. Additionally, it can help individuals with ADHD in dealing with the hyper-focus that can make it hard for them to move on to other topics or switch between conversations.
It's worth noting that people with ADHD might have a more challenging time with more open-ended conversation cards, as they may have difficulties to move the conversation along and maintain focus. Some specific conversation cards that have clear and direct answers might be more helpful.
It is also important to understand that while conversation cards can be a helpful tool, they are not a substitute for addressing the underlying symptoms of ADHD, such as difficulty with attention and impulsivity, and it's always beneficial to seek support from professionals with experience working with ADHD.