Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is characterized by inattentiveness, impulsivity and hyperactivity.
What is ADHD?
The worldwide percentage of adults with this learning difference is estimated at 2.5%, although figures vary.
Males are three times more likely to be diagnosed with the neurodivergence than females
Research shows that approx 41% - 55% of families with one child with ADHD, have one parent with the learning difference too.
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
- Staying on topic
Common ADHD strengths
Examples of good jobs for people with ADHD
- Graphic Designer
- Emergency Services
- Computer Technician