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Stephen is a Senior Directing major at Carnegie Mellon. He is also the current President of Carnegie Mellon's Film Club. He recently completed his Thesis Project within the School of Drama: a production of Mac Wellman's "A Murder of Crows." He is currently working on creating a collective of Film Enthusiasts across Carnegie's Campus as well as other colleges and universities around Pittsburgh. You can find out more about Stephen and his talk on his website: www.stephentonti.com or follow his blog "Caffeine, Nicotine, and ADHD: a guide to maintaining sanity."
The university began as the Carnegie Technical Schools, founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1900. In 1912, the school became Carnegie Institute of Technology and began granting four-year degrees. In 1967, the Carnegie Institute of Technology merged with the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research to form Carnegie Mellon University. The university's 140-acre (0.57 km2) main campus is 3 miles (4.8 km) from Downtown Pittsburgh and abuts the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Schenley Park, and the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in the city's Oakland and Squirrel Hill neighborhoods, partially extending into Shadyside.
I find i am more intelligent (or aware) then most others around me, i work harder at work, i can multitask better, i learn faster, better memory, i am more athletic then a lot of others around me.
Originally posted by minkmouse
Learning IMHO is not something everyone does in exactly the same fashion and that's the failure of the "One size fits all' education system. I'm an aspy with ADD and teaching me is very hard in the traditional educational sense. You can talk at me till you're blue in the face and chances are I won't learn a thing. However, if I find something interesting and desire to know more just get out of my way because I'm on a mission. At the end of the day, I will understand completely what I set out to learn. I really think the "One size fits all" system is very valuable if you only want to churn out masses of compliant sheep. Now off to watch the videoedit on 20-4-2013 by minkmouse because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Terminal1
What gets me is when people self diagnose themselves. My sister swears up and down she has it yet she can sit and read a book half the day or play her WoW for hours on end amongst other things.
Maybe I just don't get it or have it wrong.
Sometimes I wonder if TV with its commercials fragments thinking and does not allow a brain to keep a thought going for more than anfew minutes conditioning people into ADHD and OCD symptoms.
But I am no doctor and really have to claim ignorance.
I can write programs, repair a tv, and repair my car. At school I learnt NOTHING! All I saw was a persons mouth opening and closing and a lot of hot air. Had they said to me - Heres the problem, can you find a solution? I think I could've coped, but all I got was "NOT LIKE THAT, DO IT LIKE THIS" and that made no sense to me whatsoever.
Inattention may not become apparent until a child enters the challenging environment of school. In adults, symptoms of inattention may manifest in work or in social situations.
* Difficulty paying attention to details and tendency to make careless mistakes in school or other activities; producing work that is often messy and careless
* Easily distracted by irrelevant stimuli and frequently interrupting ongoing tasks to attend to trivial noises or events that are usually ignored by others
* Inability to sustain attention on tasks or activities
* Difficulty finishing schoolwork or paperwork or performing tasks that require concentration
* Frequent shifts from one uncompleted activity to another
* Disorganized work habits
* Forgetfulness in daily activities (for example, missing appointments, forgetting to bring lunch)
* Failure to complete tasks such as homework or chores
* Frequent shifts in conversation, not listening to others, not keeping one's mind on conversations, and not following details or rules of activities in social situations
Hyperactivity symptoms may be apparent in very young preschoolers and are nearly always present before the age of seven. Symptoms include:
* Fidgeting, squirming when seated
* Getting up frequently to walk or run around
* Running or climbing excessively when it's inappropriate (in teens this may appear as restlessness)
* Having difficulty playing quietly or engaging in quiet leisure activities
* Always being 'on the go'
* Often talking excessively
why do we suppress cognitive diversity
Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a diagnosis described by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) as an ongoing pattern of anger-guided disobedience, hostilely defiant behavior toward authority figures which goes beyond the bounds of normal childhood behavior.