Subject: RE: New TECHWR-L Poll - ADD
From: Joyce Fetterman <JoyceF -at- gtsoftware -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 10:32:44 -0400

Gene Kim-Eng wrote:
<< It may be that I don't understand the nature of ADD, but this doesn't
sound to me like an attention "deficit," but rather, the ability to focus
concentration precisely where it needs to be, to keep it there for as long
as it needs to be, and to refocus it elsewhere when necessary, all of which
would seem to be to be the exact opposite of what I thought ADD was...?>>

If you'd like a quick eye-opener, go to>, scroll down
almost to the bottom of the page, and click the Try It Yourself link. It
takes just a few moments, and you _will_ be amazed.

The problem (as I understand it) isn't so much a deficit of attention, it's
an inability to filter out the noise in order to focus on a single task.
Many kids with ADHD can indeed focus on video games for long periods because
the continuous action and bright colors allow the child to follow what's

On the multi-tasking note, yesterday on Good Morning America: "Other
research said it takes a person 50 percent longer to complete two tasks done
simultaneously than if they were done separately."


Make April 15th just another day!


Now Shipping -- WebWorks ePublisher Pro for Word! Easily create online
Help. And online anything else. Redesigned interface with a new
project-based workflow. Try it today!

Doc-To-Help 2005 now has RoboHelp Converter and HTML Source: Author
content and configure Help in MS Word or any HTML editor. No
proprietary editor! *August release.

You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as:
archiver -at- techwr-l -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Send administrative questions to lisa -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.


Previous by Author: New in Canada - GTA
Next by Author: Re: online tutorial
Previous by Thread: RE: New TECHWR-L Poll - ADD
Next by Thread: Re: New TECHWR-L Poll - ADD

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads