ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is characterized by inattentiveness, impulsivity and hyperactivity.



What is ADHD?



Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, which can feature inattentiveness, impulsivity and hyperactivity, is another form of neurodivergence. In some cases, it may be referred to as ADD, as people with ADD have all the traits of ADHD with the exception of hyperactivity.


Those with this learning difference can create unique advantages by bringing energy and new approaches to the work environment. Unlike other neurodiverse conditions, the strengths of people with ADHD have are usually a result of their “hard wiring” and not developed through challenges they face.


It is also synonymous with some of the most unique skills and characteristics of any neurodivergence with respect to ‘hyperfocus’ and ‘hyperactivity.’




“If I'm interested in what I'm doing, I can be super focused. If I'm not interested, I'll put it off.”


"I hate seeing the same patterns in games. If a pattern repeats I'll stop playing that game immediately."


Common ADHD challenges:

  • Time management
  • Concentration
  • Staying on topic
  • Rationality
  • Articulation


Common ADHD strengths


Hyperfocus

When interested, people with this condition can be very focused on and committed to specific projects and tasks, making them super efficient!

Creativity

The imaginative and busy minds of those with this allows for original ideas and novel solutions to problems, time after time!

Enthusiasm

Despite periods of low energy, people with this neurodivergence also have bursts of speed, enthusiasm and determination!

Innovation

The fearless and sometimes irrational approach that those with ADHD can often exhibit leads to bold, innovative ideas!

Examples of good jobs for people with ADHD

  • Graphic Designer
  • Emergency Services
  • Teacher
  • Chef
  • Computer Technician
Simone biles - ADHD

The phenomenal gymnast, Simona Biles, has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder!


With a total of 30 Olympic and World Championship medals, Biles is the most decorated American gymnast of all time!


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