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Gifted individuals come from various backgrounds: science, community activists, politics, law, medicine, entertainment, the arts, and sports. To name but a famous few: Ansel Adams, Anne Bancroft, Beethoven, Alexander Graham Bell, "Pappy" Boyington, Hans Christian Anderson, Lewis Carroll, Leonardo da Vinci, Walt Disney, Cher, Thomas Edison, "Magic" Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Robin Williams, Henry Winkler, and Stevie Wonder. Try using any of these role models to explain to your child how they are in the company of greatness, and share the same kind of "race car brain." It helps to have role models. As John J. Ratey, M.D., Edward Hallowell, M.D. so aptly point out, "'attention deficit disorder'" is a highly misleading description of an intriguing kind of mind." The list above would certainly indicate so.
i have add/adhd it doesnt really stop me from doing anything. i have friends i am smart and i love life just beacause i have add i felt like i didnt fit in but i got over that and people dont notice that i have add! people with add/adhd are normal people so we should get treated like it!
Though, I can identify myself as a "word player", my grades in writing were never really good - just satisfactory. Struggling to write in a coherent way teachers find it "difficult to understand". In terms of originality and humour it was always easy for me to win the student competition in school. Now, when writing a scientific thesis for study it is more difficult for me. I am surprised that Edison and Bell had ADD or ADHD.