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Can You Repeat That?

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  1. Thank you for this article. I had a feeling that it’s ADHD, but I wasn’t sure if I’m just losing it. I hate that – I can be looking directly at someone who’s explaining something to me and take in a word here or there. It happens often, not always, but definitely enough to frustrate me and I’m sure, whoever I’m listening to. And it’s not only someone talking to me, but it can be watching a video, a lecture, or almost anything else that should have my undivided attention. I’m a 43 year old mom and wife, along with being a Graduate Student. I study online and in a way, it’s actually working out really well. I don’t have any lectures or verbal instructions that I have to focus and take in at that moment, but I have lots of reading and videos to watch for my classes. I can read well as long as I’m medicated, and if I need to watch videos or parts of videos over again, I can. No worries. At work though, I have to ask others to repeat themselves that I’m working alongside, have instructions or directions for me. I hate it. Thanks for the heads up – now I know I’m not hitting dementia already. Phew. (At least I hope I’m not…)

    • That’s interesting — I can see how online education could be an excellent fit for ADHDers. Thanks for commenting!


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