Unfocused, Distracted, Sidetracked, Disorganized, Late, reluctant, forgetful, impulsive, impatient, talkative, driven...
THESE CARDS HAVE BEEN DEALT TO EVERYONE AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER
but for someone with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder the deck seems to be stacked!
(note: ADD/ADHD is not the only qualifier for playing with this deck of cards. ADHD can only be diagnosed by a qualified professional).
FATIGUE, STRESS, SENSORY PROBLEMS, LANGUAGE BARRIERS
and (dare I say )
can deal you these cards too. .
The danger is accepting these cards/labels as a lifelong liability.
Danger Accepting the Stacked Deck
Symptoms may become a source of self criticism or self imposed limitations, which can become self defeating
The diagnosis covers a broad range of symptoms that may not be true for all individuals
Lack of information and limited resources can set in motion blaming and shaming
Constant reminders of weaknesses can hurt self esteem, and motivation,
There is a chance that individuals become stereotyped, and mishandled, or dismissed
A Better Game Plan
- Rather than focus on limitations, spend time exploring unique strengths and creativity
- Research and find resources and strategies to strengthen weak areas
- Celebrate success, find ways to express uniqueness, recognize differences in how you sense the world around you
- Become informed, and elicit support from teachers, and mental health specialists
People with ADD/ADHD
Was it Einstein who pondered the concept of time? It has been theorized that Albert Einstein by today’s measures could be diagnosed with ADHD/ADD. It appears that he would be among good company too. Some of the most creative and “successful people in world may have had or were thought to have ADD/ADHD:
Frank Lloyd Wright
Vincent Van Gogh
Charlotte and Emily Bronte
Edgar Allan Poe
Ralph Waldo Emerson
George Bernard Shaw
Henry David Thoreau
William Butler Yeats
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders
Lewis and Clark
Evil and Robbie Knievel
Alexander Graham Bell
John F. Kennedy
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