ADHD and Work

John Neyman Jr
Dr. John is a counselor and therapist to ADHD children and their parents

ADHD is known to be a concealed disability.

Major problems are encountered by ADHD especially in terms of communication and social interaction. As they grow, they will face one of the major challenges in life – that’s work. We can’t deny the fact that they will find it difficult to stay in a workplace and do the things they ought to do. However, there are things you can do to help them out. It’s never too late for ADHD patients as long you know what to do.

This is competitive world and we all want to have a job that would satisfy our needs as well as our family’s needs. We also don’t want to waste what we’ve studied for years. Since ADHD usually fails in organizing things and usually restless, they would normally hate paper works. However if proper ways of coping is done this can be managed.

There is what we call the Disability Employment Advisers or (DEA). The DEA are the one who gives information regarding career or work opportunities for those with disorders and disabilities. This could help the ADHD patients a lot. Also, there are those that seek the advice of the guidance counselors, job prospects on internet and ads on newspapers.

It is best that you’ll be honest in applying the job. Admitting that you have ADHD would be a start. There may be possibilities that the company will not out rightly deprive you from work and may help you otherwise. Usually, this also depends on the case of your ADHD or how severe the symptoms are, and the position you are applying for. So being honest in giving information is important so that the company can properly assess him and give him the job appropriate for him..

Prepare yourself during interview. It is important that you have knowledge regarding the company’s background where you want to apply. Give your forte or your strengths and weaknesses. You also must dress properly in order to present yourself well.

One of the symptoms of ADHD is forgetfulness which can possibly affect your performance at work.

Focus is also a problem since ADHD patients has short attention span. So it is significant that you have a guide and reminders at all times so that you can do your work smoothly and complete.

Communication and listening skills can also hinder you from work. For this reason, it is possible that your boss may feel ADHD is just an excuse for performing poorly. If this concern rises, you can always talk to your boss or those in authority on the problems you face so they can help you and you can be at your best at your job.

ADHD patients must be aware of these things.

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