TedTalks on ADHD

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ADHD TedTalks

Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator – “In this hilarious and insightful talk, Tim Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window – and encourages us to think harder about what we’re really procrastinating on – before we run out of time.” (14-mintes)

Executive dysFunction – “Tune up your Mental GPS” with Sucheta Kamath (18-minutes)
Analogy for explaining executive functions, a poorly operating GPS for the car

Forget big change, start with a tiny habit – Behavior guru BJ Fogg explains why change comes best in small steps. He also suggests that you look to the habits you already have for support. We all have habits already, so why not piggyback and stack a new habit on top of that one. (18 minutes)

Not Wrong, Just Different with efficiency expert Rebecca Hession. “Also knowledgeable about ADHD from living with and loving her husband and son with ADHD. She is passionate about changing our current model of assembly line education that does not value positive ADHD traits.” (18 minutes)

ADHD – Approach with Science – Tracey Sweetapple at TEDxRockyViewSchools (16 minutes) Tracey is a school counselor who faced a steep learning curve when her own daughters were diagnosed with ADHD. Well researched and thought out. Doesn’t pull any punches about the negative consequences.

Dyslexia Doesn’t Define Me: Piper Otterbein – “What was important is that I found something I loved to do and strengthened what I enjoyed.” (7 minutes)

ADHD: Undiagnosed in Millions, Do You Have it? (4 minutes) Alan Brown gives us a call to action to be advocates to bring awareness and attention to ADHD so individuals do not fall through the cracks and have the safety net they need to succeed.

ADHD As A Difference In Cognition, Not A Disorder: Stephen Tonti, young film director talking about his life with ADHD from childhood through to adulthood. – “ADHD is misunderstood as an inability to focus, but it is much stranger than that. It is not a lack of focus PERIOD. It is that I have a hard time selecting something and giving it my full attention. Something has to grab my attention and peak my curiosity and then I can hyperfocus. ADHD is Attention Different not Attention Disorder.”

Living with ADHD in the age of information and social media (9 minutes) A personal understanding of ADHD comparing it to living in a hyperlink-enriched world of information. Wikipedia, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and similar media create a highly multifaceted, multidirectional information environment well suited to the ADHD mind. 9 minutes with Theo Siggelakis. (Note: Theo may or may not have “outgrown” childhood ADHD. You decide.)