What is ADHD?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be found in people of all backgrounds, however it is common for one to have a learning disability as well. There are several aspects of ADHD, such as short attention span, fidgeting, lack of concentration, restlessness, overactive, and impulsiveness. Researchers are still striving to better understand the causes of ADHD, however it is believed that it is due to a chemical imbalance in the brain.
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Strengths of people with ADHD
- Though people with ADHD are found to be easily distracted, it can actually be an asset.
- They have the ability to evaluate their surroundings when others may not notice or initially find significant.
- Research has shown that people with ADHD can be creative. Since people with ADHD tend to follow instructions, they find creative ways to solve problems and think outside of what may be considered the social norm.
- People with ADHD tend to have difficulty expressing their emotions, however this provides them with the ability to clearly communicate with their peers.
- They are also well-suited for specialised jobs. Due to the fact that people with ADHD are found to be adaptable yet impatient, they are compatible for jobs that involve traveling or changing tasks. For example, people with ADHD are inclined to pursue a career in photography or journalism.
This section of the Incluzy site is dedicated to helping with ADHD transition back into the workforce. We hope you enjoy this section and share it with your friends and family.