Monday, 10 December 2012

What's it like to have ADHD?

This is a fascinating website I happened upon late last night - ADHD Voices. The creators have interviewed 150 young people between 9 - 14 years about their experiences of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and then used their recordings as the narration / dialogue for a series of animated videos.

I recently heard a fellow SEN Coordinator say they have found that students identified as having ADHD are commonly 'more one than the other' in terms of the low attention, daydreaming aspect and the hyperactivity, impulsivity aspect - and that maybe the term should be split up. I'm not sure what position to take on this, because I simply don't know enough about it, but this video does seem to reflect this twofold difference in experience of the condition.

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