|Additude Article: Notes from La La Land|
The piece is called "Daydream Believer". They asked me to write a first person narrative about growing up with ADHD. They wanted it to be poignant, witty, informative, down to earth... I had never written a piece like this for a major publication and I had my doubts that my article was what they wanted. I was hoping for it to be at least down to earth and informative as witty and poignant are a bit harder to get exactly right.
The article that was published is a bit different from what I wrote. The piece was shortened and changed a bit and in the printed edition of the magazine they misspelled Tess Messer). Overall I am thrilled. After all, Tess Messer is not my real name, it is my "web" name and because the name of this website are correct in the online and printed version, I am good.
On a completely different note, Denise Goldberg is an IEP advisor with a fantastic website called Special Education Advisor. A few weeks ago she asked me if I would write a piece on ADHD-PI for her site and I was again honored and said yes right away. She has now published the article. It is called "Spotting Inattentive ADHD". I was thrilled that Denise allowed me to contribute to her site and I believe that her site is a fantastic resource for those of us with kids in school.
One of the physicians that I work with was fired and I am filling in for his schedule which is taking up a lot of my time. Hopefully you will enjoy the Additude and Special Education Advisor articles. I promise to post something just for Primarily Inattentive ADD very soon.