ADHD – ‘Talent for Today’s Multi-Tasking World’Advertising, Media, Photo Gallery, Tech & Science Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
Parents who worried about their child having ADD or ADHD should be comforted by a Harvard Medical School paper, published in the AMA Journal of Medicine, that found that ADD and its sister, ADHD, may actually provide an advantage in functioning in today’s fast paced world.
For example, ‘so-called’ normal kids typically are fairly anal about completing a project from start to finish and therefore miss all the other things buzzing around them. Those with ADD or ADHD pick up on all that is going on around them and quickly can focus their attention from one thing to another. This talent to multi-task is vital in today’s ever changing world and not spend too much time focusing on one thing. Take Twitter, which limits messages to 140 letters….since anything that can’t be expressed within this limit will probably bore everyone.
Also, the study goes on to say, that what was seen as a handicap….the strong tendency of those with ADD / ADHD not to complete any projects they start, was found also ideal in the work environment. It fosters teamwork among colleagues as the ADD /ADHD worker allows his colleagues the opportunity to share in the praise of his projects and work cooperatively.
For those parents of disadvantaged normal kids, take heart in the knowledge that ADD /ADHD is rising, so if you’re planning another child, the odds are increasing in your favor that he’ll have ADD or ADHD.
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