Wednesday, February 24, 2010
What Percy Jackson and the Olympians Can Teach Us about ADHD
When you watch a movie you have the power to suspend reality and imagine anything you want: nothing is impossible. You can even be a demigod with ADHD and dyslexia.
In the debut movie “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,” Percy is a 17 year old high school boy with ADHD and dyslexia struggling with school, and getting into lots of trouble. Unbeknownst to him, he is also the son of Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea.
The character Percy illustrates the real-life paradox facing individuals with ADHD and dyslexia. He has unique strengths that are way above average but also has some noticeable weaknesses. I have worked as an ADHD coach for over 10 years, and found often that there is no middle ground for ADDers. Percy’s ability to get things done in some situations is superior, and in other situations is very inferior.
Posted by A Michne on 02/24 at 04:12 PM
Friday, February 19, 2010
Interview with Attention Talk Radio today!
I had a great time being interviewed by Jeff Copper of Attention Talk Radio today about the difference between Coaching and ADHD Coaching. The conversation also got into some interesting topics about attention. beliefs, strengths and more. I hope you find it valuable. www.blogtalkradio.com/attentiontalkradio/
Posted by myg on 02/19 at 09:35 PM
Monday, February 08, 2010
Identify Your Strengths and Make Them Stronger**
By David Giwerc, MCC, Founder and President, ADD Coach Academy
We live in a performance-oriented world. It’s also a world where too much emphasis is placed on identifying a person’s weaknesses and then focusing on improving the performance of those weaknesses. This negative focus can take its toll on a person’s innate strengths, which may be downplayed or overlooked in the quest for “improvement.”
Posted by David Giwerc on 02/08 at 10:21 AM
Strengths & Progress