Sunday, March 11, 2012 9 Comments
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A not-so-new form of Self-advocacy
by Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
In support of the Walking A Mile in Another’s Shoes
and the ADD & Memory Series
Practically all of us here in ADD-land have what the neuropsychs call “short-term memory deficits.”
Not only does that make it tough to run our lives, day to day, it also has a negative effect on what we are able to remember about our pasts.
Since one’s memories become the fabric of one’s sense of self, self-esteem can only be battered by the trade winds of today if you have no reliable sense of past to keep you moored.
It also makes it difficult to explain ourselves, our decisions, and our conclusions – even to ourselves!
Many of you who battled with teachers who accused you of cheating because you had the answer but couldn’t “show your work” know just what I mean by that statement.