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My Journey #2: Language Learning Disability and Immigration

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Listening and speaking is such an everyday occurrence, we hardly notice the mechanisms that actually make it happen. So it isn’t too surprising that evaluators often overlook, or simply don’t consider, a learning disability that involves the processing of language. But those who work with aphasia, or experience it, know what I am talking about. A language learning disability (LLD) is like a mild form of aphasia. Children or adults who have LLD struggle ... Read More »

My Journey #1: It Takes One to Know One

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Photo of Markus In May, I talked about the film Shine and shared some insights for managing ADHD as an entrepreneur. Since that time, I’ve started thinking again about my own journey. When I started my journey to figure out “what I wanted to do in my life” I was about 13 or 14 years old. I’d like to go back to the beginning and share my journey with you, and I hope that ... Read More »

SHINE: The Entrepreneur’s Journey

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Last week, I saw a movie called SHINE sponsored by Biznik, a local community of entrepreneurs and small businesses dedicated to helping each other succeed. (Really... "Shine" and "Shine Your Strengths" -- I knew there had to be some kindred spirits involved!) Let me tell you about the film and how it can help to inform individuals with ADHD who want to work for themselves. SHINE: The Entrepreneur’s Journey is ... Read More »

Is the SAME person testing, observing & diagnosing your learning disability?

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

When you get yourself or your child tested for learning disabilities: two things happen:

  1. First, the individual is tested and observed.
  2. Then, the results of those tests are analyzed and you are diagnosed.
I feel it is critical that the person doing the diagnosing is also the one who is directly involved in the testing process so they can clinically observe the patient. It can make a huge difference in a diagnosis when the diagnostician is NOT the tester/observer. Ask ... Read More »

Career Evaluation and Transition

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Adults with ADHD are an interesting bunch. You generally thrive on high-stimulus environments, function at the speed of light… then crash. You’re intensely creative, yet can be too interested in the world to focus in on details or just one thing at a time. Many adults with ADHD are simultaneously perfectionists and procrastinators. Deadlines can seem scary and can easily be avoided at all costs. All this can lead to frustration in the workplace. The ... Read More »

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