Reading with ADD or ADHD — ADD Tip o the Day 440

The next ADD or ADHD post will be on how to study, with more good comments from Abhi.  Then a neat one about how we keep keeping ourselves busy. 

The current tip is on reading.  If I’m hoping to retain anything I read, or sometimes even to follow a fiction plot as it unfolds, I need to discipline myself, close my eyes at the end of each page and ask, “Now what did I just read?” 

Has great results, very hard to do.

doug      add, adhd,deficit,attention,ritalin

Here is a nice comment on Abhi’s strategy for controlling breaks (ADD Tip o the day 439):

This is an interesting productivity strategy. Music can be both energizing and relaxing. The time for the songs provides just the right amount of time for a break.

By Irene Caniano

Here’s an interesting post:   The 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People          from Sharyn      clik

message for falls from reddit – check out all the discussion around abhi and studying  clik

and come back here for Tip 441 on studying

About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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3 Responses to Reading with ADD or ADHD — ADD Tip o the Day 440

  1. Pingback: Studying With ADD or ADHD — ADD Tip o the Day 441 | ADHD in Hawaii Blog

  2. homey – the reading aloud is a good strategy, i fear i dont have the patience. can you do the experiment for a few days of reading a page and then saying – what did i just read? and then again at the end of the chapter? would be very interested in your results. i fear it might also be to slo, but could be very useful if developed into a habit.
    thank you for commenting, i apppreciate it


  3. homemakersdaily says:

    I sometimes having trouble recalling what I read – especially if it’s non-fiction. It helps me to read aloud. I also benefit from highlighting although that’s not as effective now that I’m primarily reading on my Kindle. I like reading fiction on my kindle but non-fiction in paper. That works best for recall and finding information I need. But I don’t get too many paper books anymore.


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