Tuesday, August 7, 2012


The answer is simply no, even if the ADDer has learning disabilities. If we look at the deficits, it is easy to say that the ADDer may not go far in his /her career. But what about the skills? I just met a few adult clients that have both ADD and LD, and could never read well. However, one has a high position in IT and is one of the computer experts in a university. He always thought he was “stupid”and struggled to get his GED. But afterward and several jobs later, his computer skills were recognized and he is one of the most valued employees in the university system. He is also has great mechanical and carpentry skills, and is creative in music. Another client with ADD has excellent interpersonal skills and manages client interactions in a big business.

I am ADD and have a Ph.D., but I can’t figure out how to open an umbrella, shut off the sleep dial on the radio, adjust a thermostat or fasten a necklace. My fine motor and mechanical skills are almost non-existent. Fortunately, I must have good analytical and interpersonal skills to be a clinical psychologist and ADD coach.


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Depends on what career you want to start. Majority off jobs are no problem. But some jobs are just to difficult for people with ADHD.

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