- Last Updated on Friday, 31 July 2015 22:24
Electronic devices tempt us to try to multi-task, but according to research, only 5% of people can multi-task efficiently.
People have a maximum attention span of around ten minutes, thus the amount of attention we can devote to processing, encoding, storing and retrieving information is limited.
When students divide their attention by simultaneously trying to take notes as they listen to the teacher, check Facebook, answer texts and respond to email, their notes are less effective because they are distracted by non-academic activities.
Taken from an article in The Conversation
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 16:22
"Exercise is good for all of us. Not only does it add to our health and well being, but striving to be physically fit teaches us many other skills as well. For the child or adult with ADHD, exercise and sports can help reinforce teamwork, discipline, cooperation, and how to work toward a goal. Plus, physical activity often increases self-esteem and satisfaction with life." (CHADDarticle on Exercise, Sport and ADHD)
Doing it with thousands of other people like in the Sun-Herald City2Surf presented by Westpac can be an amazing experience. Having the goal to complete the City2Surf even just walking can provide an incentive to do the preparation and build up fitness on a daily or weekly basis.
- Last Updated on Friday, 29 May 2015 22:09
Once upon a time in the far away land of Chicago was a girl who had ADHD. She realised she was running a bit low on jeans for work and contemplated washing all the clothes that had begun piling up in various locales around her apartment. You know, the living room on the side of the couch, the hall outside the bathroom and underneath the bed are all great substitutes for a hamper, which the ADHD girl did not own.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 28 May 2015 11:13
Being diagnosed with ADHD as an adult is a life-changing event. You finally figure out why you are the way you are, and it’s only natural for you to want to share the experience with your closest friends and family. Sadly it might come as a shock to discover that your nearest and dearest aren’t as encouraging and supportive as you had hoped, saying things like:
- Last Updated on Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:43
Losing weight is never easy, but for adults with ADHD it can be particularly difficult to shed those extra kilograms. Kathleen G. Nadeau (Ph.D.), writing for ADDvance, believes the reason for this is that “many diet plans are very ADHD-unfriendly”.