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mctavish23 08-08-08 08:14 PM

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Not being able to complete daily classwork in a timely manner is a legitimate, brain based,neurobiological executive function

impairment (executive dysfunction); caused by ADHD.

IT'S NOT A "CHOICE."

The Reason: of the 6 types of Attention defined by neuropsychology, 5 are considered to represent "input" functions of the brain

While the one and only "output" function of the brain (sustained or persistent) attention, is the one disrupted by ADHD.


The other points to consider would be:

1) ADHD disrupts goal directed planning & task completion ( i.e., the ability to track time;also known as "Time Blindness);"

2) Doing your work and either losing it or forgetting to turn it in, is another Executive Dysfunction caused by ADHD;

3) research does NOT support extra time on a test as working

There's more but for now, this 'll do.


hope that helps

tc

mctavish23

(Robert)

Juliak 08-20-08 03:03 PM

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i think these are some of the reasons everyone i know thinks i strange :(

Kcasey11 10-28-08 09:55 PM

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I have struggled through high school as a student who didn't qualify for aid , because i got pretty good grades and took honors classes . Despite the multiple reports and testings that say I have severe Dyslexia and ADHD . It is so annoying for me , because i can't get any help or pity at all just because i work my butt off to get the grades that i get , they were not the best . Sometimes i wish i didnt try or dropped the 4 AP's i am taking this year , just s i could qualify for aid . Because all of those 12 things have happened to em , especially the forgetting homework part . I wish people didnt think of ADHD as a excuse but rather as a medical condition.

QueensU_girl 10-29-08 04:20 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Didi (Post 406078)
They should make all teachers carry this with them at all times, you are a genious! Now, how do I get you to explain this to my chemistry teacher. (He's still getting his head around how I can forget my periodic table 22 times in a row, but always remember where I put it after I get to school)

ADD is a working memory problem. Read up on Executive Function and then you will understand how ADD can hinder our ability to learn things like CHEM and Math and Accounting, etc.


http://www.chrisdendy.com/executive.htm

Johnny123 11-29-08 06:02 AM

Re: 12 Things ADHD High Schoolers want their Teachers to Know
 
Oh i've got a 13,

13. Please don't hate me if i let the wrong words slip out.

(yeah i think my teachers hate me).

HyperChick17 12-08-08 02:38 PM

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Alot of my friends and teachers think that "ADHD doesn't effect school / homework" and "ADHD is only an excuse so you don't have to do something"
How can I get them to understand?

Baird 01-23-09 07:34 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by HyperChick17 (Post 672054)
Alot of my friends and teachers think that "ADHD doesn't effect school / homework" and "ADHD is only an excuse so you don't have to do something"
How can I get them to understand?

Slap upside the head.

No, all jokes aside you should just show them this topic to show that you are not alone.

I completely agree with 8, if you drift off teachers can ridicule you by making jokes but I don't have the guts to tell anyone because of my rock bottom self esteem.

RedSkittles 02-21-09 06:43 PM

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omgoodness. This is a wonderfull list and i agree with you 110%!!

bosst 03-11-09 08:33 PM

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haha thats so great.

Grithor 04-18-09 04:53 PM

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That's a great list :)

mitchck 05-01-09 10:31 AM

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My science teacher really needs this one. The last time he asked me a question, it went like this:
teacher- (random question), Mitchell?
me- Sorry, I don't know.
teacher- yes because you weren't paying attention
me- I was, but I still don't understand the question
teacher- stop messing about... blah blah *gets angry* *condemns me to mcdonalds job*

SkepticSeraph 08-28-09 04:32 PM

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ive got a 2...

-im not stupid...

jamie-forsyth 02-10-10 08:21 AM

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Also As Number 13 , When I Seem Hyper or Not as I Normally Am Ask Me Why Not Just Say To Me " Have you took your tablets".

jamie-forsyth 02-10-10 08:24 AM

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had the same finished my work and watched a 2 minute youtube video teacher said why come back to college next year for level 3 why not get a job in sainsburys pushing trollies because thats all your worth .. it really annpyed me ..

teacher abc 02-12-10 05:56 PM

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I am a Special Education teacher and also an "adoptive" (not really adopted legally...just in every other way) parent of a child in college with ADHD. That is a wonderful list. I plan to copy it and distribute it after break. Fairly recently, I came across a colleague in a grad school class that told me that she did not believe that learning disabilities do not exist...I don't even want to tell you what she said about ADHD. She thinks the kids are all lazy. I just shook my head and walked away, feeling sorry for her students. I can see how much the ADHD impacts my son who is struggling in college. He missed the discussion in English class about the paper due Monday, so he really didn't know until today what he has to do. Now, it might not seem like a big deal to a lot of people (like my daughter) to do a two page paper over the weekend, or to me, it is to a kid who has trouble sitting still for than 15 minutes at a clip. When he was in high school, people called him lazy, never figured out that with a scribe, he could write an essay and knew how to write well...


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