Season 1 - Episode 25 | April 1, 2021
Living With ADHD in a Pandemic
About The Episode
ADHD is challenging enough under normal circumstances, let alone in a pandemic. Between working from home and distance learning, both students and adults can experience feelings of isolation, loneliness, distraction and boredom. Important tasks can get overlooked or ignored without the typical structure and oversight of the office or classroom. We sat down with Ross Loofbourrow, an adult with ADHD who’s learned to embrace his differences as strengths and tap into his hyper-focus in a positive way. Ross believes ADHD is a superpower: in this episode, he’ll not only explain why, but share tips that may just make you feel the same way.
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Working remotely while the kids distance learn from the dining room table and the dishwasher’s full and the couch covered in laundry and the dog needs a walk and it’s already snack time even though you just cleaned up breakfast…The past year has been a time of distraction and overwhelm for all of us, especially those with learning and attention differences. ADHD is a common neurodevelopmental condition that affects about 9% of children in the U.S. between the ages of 3 and 17. In today’s podcast episode, we’re talking with Ross Loofbourrow, an adult with ADHD who has learned throughout his lifetime to use his differences to his advantage, and leverage his strengths as superpowers. Ross will share his experiences living through a pandemic with ADHD — the joys, the struggles, and the strategies he’s learned along the way.