The LD we are focusing on this month is: DYSCALCULIA
Check out the Following Links to Learn about Dyscalculia…
Have you been LAID OFF or You’ve been Laid off for a while? Believe me, I know what you’re going through. I was laid off from job after 7 years last April 2011.
The job search is hard on everybody – LD or NOT, but with an LD. I get so confused with all the conflicting information and advice… that when it comes to the point that it’s time to decide what to do with that advice… my head starts spinning like little Miss Exorcist… and sometimes it’s so overwhelming that I want to puke pea soup (Okay…TMI -it was right before Halloween when I originally wrote this post).
I don’t have any advice, other than to say… heck with it… try ALL the great advice that you get!
NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK!! -If you haven’t done so already, get LinkedIn, and create your FREE profile, join those groups and make sure you get business/networking cards, you can get them FREE at vistaprint.com
Check the Links (to the right of my blog) and you will find some websites that can help you with your job search. I hope you’ll let me know when you LAND!!
Good Luck with your Job Search!!
I have ADD not ADHD which means I have trouble keeping my attention, concentrating and even remember things, BUT I am not Hyperactive (ADHD), I’m NO doctor, but I know that’s the difference between ADD/ADHD. I’m not physically hyperactive, but my I guess my brain is, I can sit still, but my brain is racing, and thinking about things all the time, and unless I’m totally interested in something, it’s really, really, really hard to pay attention.
Do you have ADD or ADHD?
How have you made it work for you?
Do you have any advice for others with ADD/ADHD?
Attention Deficit Disorder Association www.add.org
ADDitude Magazine: http://www.additudemag.com/
I have a “Hidden/Invisible Disability” ADD and Auditory Processing Disorder and I find it makes it harder for me in some ways, they have high expectations because they don’t believe that I have a learning disability.
- What does it mean to have a HIDDEN/INVISIBLE DISABILITY?
- Do you have a HIDDEN/INVISIBLE DISABILITY? If so, how would you describe it?
- How has having a HIDDEN/INVISIBLE DISABILITY affected you?
- Do you have any advice for other Adults with Hidden/Invisible Disabilities?
Here is some info I’ve found over the net about “Hidden/Invisible Disabilities” (I put the link to the site where I found this info below), but I would love to hear your input also.
1.) ‘Hidden disability’ is a catch-all phrase that simply means that a person’s impairment or condition is not obviously apparent or visible. So it is quite possible that you have students in your teaching group who are disabled but who you may not immediately recognise as such. Your institution’s disability officer may have informed you about the needs of students with hidden disabilities that you teach. But you may only discover that one of your students has a hidden disability once you get to know them better. This could be because they may have decided not to disclose their disability to you or to the institution, possibly for fear of discrimination. Or they may not consider that their impairment or condition is a disability and so may not have been in contact with the disability service. For example many people feel dyslexia is about learning differences rather than being a hidden disability.
2.) A Hidden Disability is (HD) is a serious emotional, behavioral, developmental or neurological disorder with no outwardly apparent symptoms.
Examples of Hidden Disabilties include:
- Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Autism, autistim spectrum disorders
- Developmental disabilities
- Learning disabilities
- Anxiety disorders
- Mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder)
- Attachment disorders
- Tourette’s Disorder
- Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE)
- Brain injury: resulting from trauma, epilepsy, stroke
Although people can’t “see” these disabiltities by looking at a picture of the child, they are real. These issues also pose tremendous financial, emotional and spiritual challenges for affected kids and their families. Many times, parents of children with hidden disabilities tell us that “church is too hard…everyone thinks I’m a bad parent, and no one likes my child.”
We can change this by understanding these issues, learning to manage them, and assisting all members of the family in their spiritual growth. Please visit our Services section to learn how you can help!
3.) Hidden disabilities can be very difficult to deal with. Those of us with them usually look “well” and people have a hard time accepting the fact that we have limits to our endurance. A person with MS might be having a reasonably good day and not need a wheelchair, another with Arthritis can’t deal with all the walking in the grocery store or someone with Fibromyalgia can’t push their limits because their pain levels will climb their personal Mount Everest. If their doctors have found that it’s necessary for them to have access to a handicapped parking permit then why is it up to someone else to question that authority?