Best Parts of ADHD
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) includes styles of thinking, feeling, and behavior that can interfere with a child’s ability to do well at home, with friends, and at school. Children with ADHD usually have a poor sense of time, are hyperactive, disorganized, impulsive, forgetful, and do not like to do things that require sustained mental effort (such as homework). For these and other ADHD problems, there are evidence-based assessments, treatments, and strategies that can help improve functioning dramatically. These are good things about having ADHD—the available aids.
But the best parts of ADHD are these:
- Great sense of humor
- Creative, out-of-the box thinking
- Rarely bored
- Periods of hyperfocus—really paying close attention to the task at hand
- Fast thinker
- A whiz at starting projects
- Desire to be and do better
For ADHD diagnostic criteria see: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/diagnosis.html
Hi Stephan, and Happy New Year. There are many dependencies as you can ingiame. It all depends on the clients willingness to be coached. I had a client last year that went through 6 weekly sessions, but felt she was able to take the bull by the horns and run with her projects after that time. She was able to create a new business and new products and started to get a marketing plan together. I still communicate with her and she is doing quite well! When I first started coaching 4 years ago, I had a friend of mine that went through 15 weekly sessions. I have also done bi-weekly sessions with folks, but find that they fall behind with their goals. From my experience, the weekly sessions do a better job at keep clients moving forward and making progress.