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    Aiea G
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    Good afternoon,
    I have severe A.D.D. and desperately want to successfully pass the GB exam. I want to ensure I have thorough knowledge and not get easily distracted. Is/are there materials reading/audio that might be more A.D.D. friendly? Have you heard of any successes from those with A.D.D. I have been out of college for over 10 years, so I am looking for the most optimal product.
    Thank you.

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    #194542

    Prabhu V
    Participant

    Hi,

    Can you pls explain what is ADD (is it Attention deficit disorder?)

    regards

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    #194543

    MBBinWI
    Participant

    @aieag: I have found that the ideal set of materials for someone in your circumstance is….

    Oh, look! Pretty butterflies.

    Have a nice day.
    (couldn’t resist)

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    #194547

    marcy
    Guest

    I have always had good luck with the Six Sigma for Dummies book by Gygi, DeCarlo and Williams. It synthesizes the concepts down into small digestible bites.

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    #194548

    Jackie Jaskula
    Guest

    Try this website. They have newsletters and articles for adults with ADD, ADHD or parents of children with same. Lots of information about study guides, time management, etc.

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    #194549

    Jackie Jaskula
    Guest

    Would have helped if I’d included the link. Oh, puppies…

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    #194550

    Jackie Jaskula
    Guest

    What am I doing wrong?! I really did include the link the second time.
    http://connect.additudemag.com/site/newsletter/

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    #194551

    Jeff Marth
    Participant

    Beyond just specific reading materials, there is a trick you can use when reading. Find a transparency sheet that is tinted blue. Place that over the page as you read.

    The purpose is to decrease the contrast between the black text and (now) surrounding blue, which was once white. The decreased contrast forces you to place more attention on being able to read the text and leaves less focus for distractions. Worked for me when I was having trouble.

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    #194555

    Anita REgo
    Guest

    The beauty of life is that everyone has a capacity and your attention will be sustained if you are kicked by it. Find out what kicks you and you will succeed in that line. I am saying this as a parent of a child with attention deficit disorder. My son can sit for hours on certain things and these are his hobbies too. I am working towards making a career out of his hobbies. I am sure you know where your calling is.

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    #194729

    Aiea G
    Participant

    @matr: Thank you for pointing me to the Six Sigma for Dummies.
    @jjaskula: Thank you for the reference. I was looking more for Six Sigma materials that might be more ADD friendly.
    @jpmarth: My psych did mention using color transparencies (color overlays) when reading to possibly help my dyslexia (caused by A.D.D.), which I tried, however, my head started to hurt. The color I used was a light rose color, so that may have been the problem. Thank you for the reminder and suggestion to try blue.
    At Anita REgo: Unfortunately, the thing I love to do at work cannot be official until I pass the exam and reading is something I struggle with because I am not a fan of sitting still for too long. I love to shop, sing, dance, play music & video games while I am at home…and projects when I am at work. Thank you for the kind words. I wish I was diagnosed when I was young and not at age 31.

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    #194730

    Andy U
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    Aisea: Has your condition been properly diagnosed? Many people loose concentration and become easily distracted – the brain is a muscle and requires proper exercise and nutrition. One way of increasing brain function is to eat food that looks like brain tissue (law of signatures) for example walnuts and cauliflower. Other cultures also have a long tradition of natural remedies, such as ground pearls in Chinese Medicine and Avena Sativa in Ayurvedic medicine; with low recorded incidences of dementia.

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    #194732

    uma
    Participant

    Hi Aiea. Please search for six sigma audio books online. Many of them come with sample clips. you could listen to them and see which one of it keeps you more focused and buy it. Also to your relief once you understand the basic concepts of Six Sigma there wouldn’t be much reading needed. I appreciate your efforts.Good luck.

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    #195917

    Thomas
    Guest

    With havin so much content do you ever run into
    any issues of plagorism or copyright violation?
    My site has a lot of unique content I’ve
    either created myself or outsourced but it appears a
    lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my permission.
    Do you know any ways to help stop content from being ripped
    off? I’d genuinely appreciate it.

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    #195930

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    Thomas There was a very long period in the late 90’s where there were a lot of lawsuits over IP as it relates to Lean and SS (I have been in several). With proliferation of material you are going to struggle proving you have original content particularly if you do not have a government issue copyright. You really need not just an attorney but specifically an IP attorney to answer this question.

    If you just want to protect it then you need a good IT person. There are some good people out there but I am pretty sure whatever you do to protect it there is some person sitting in a room with a computer unwrapping it as fast as you think you are protecting it.

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