With ADD ADHD We Need Experts
Who would you nominate?
Long Definition of Expert:
An expert is someone widely recognized as a reliable source of technique or skill whose faculty for judging or deciding rightly, justly, or wisely is accorded authority and status by peers or the public in a specific well-distinguished domain. An expert, more generally, is a person with extensive knowledge or ability based on research, experience, or occupation and in a particular area of study.
Short Definition of Ex
(Would we have to define “widely” or “extensive” or “special”?)
I’ve studied ADD ADHD a lot and have worked with ADD ADHD patients. Mainly though, I have lived with it. And lived with it. And lived with it.
I don’t consider myself a scientific expert although I make an effort to stay knowledgeable. And I don’t know a lot about ADD ADHD in kids. (When I was a kid I didn’t know I had it.)
Some scientific experts are Drs. Farone, Barkley, Parker, Mason and Levin. They don’t always agree with each other but seem to know what they’re talking about, based on scientific studies and not just opinion.
And most certified coaches know about ADD ADHD.
If I am an expert it would be on strategies.
If we have ADD AHD we need strategies to help us cope and make our life better. But we need to know how to devise strategies and tweak them to fit our unique selves and unique situations, and we need to know how to use them. I think those are the things I know something about. An expert!
Should be, after all this time.
So, Tip O the Day:
Try to be sure your “expert” knows what they’re talking about.
Tip O the Day Number Two
It is up to you to educate yourself about ADD ADHD and become an expert too. So, you’re reading this blog right now. Good for you!