Accomodating attention deficit disorder
The terms ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), or ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) are often used jokingly to excuse someone’s inability to focus.However, ADHD is no joke - it is a pervasive disorder that an estimated 4% of adults manage every day.
Sometimes, medication and treatments that were once effective stop working. For many people, the symptoms of ADHD get better in early adulthood, and some are able to stop treatment.Below is a non-exhaustive list of accommodations many adults with ADHD have found helpful. They may find it challenging to pay attention to a conversation when there are too many distractions in the environment.It is always best to work with your employee with ADHD in an “experimental” approach. The following strategies can help alleviate this problem: Adults with ADHD almost always have challenges when faced with long, boring tasks or tasks that require a lot of detail because these tasks do not stimulate the ADHD brain enough to allow focus.Groups also can provide a way to learn more about ADHD.These groups are helpful for adults with ADHD or parents of children with ADHD.