Tips for the employer
- Find out if the ADD-er function better in a small compact and personal business, or a larger company where he/she is more lost in the crowd. Things like being late is less noticed
- Make sure the ADD-er don't get underloaded. In "Normal" conditions overloading is prevented by find easier work. On the contrary the ADD-er becomes boring with monotonous work or just overload. The work must include a challenge, preferably without deadlines, adapted to the talents and versatility of the ADD-er.
- Professions that are popular among people with ADD are IT, design, helping people, education, uniformed services, care, performer or other professions requiring a degree of technical ability, creativity or dexterity. It is possible that the ADD-er has more talent than property qualifications.
- Choose a practice-oriented education.
- Consider two different part time jobs if necessary. It will cost more tax.
- Before you start the reintegration process, make sure the ADD-er can be carefree focussing at work and leaves a tidy environment.
- Ensure that if needed the ADD-er gets help in financial matters. There are municipalities that dyscalculia is seen as a handicap and there are municipalities where the problem is not accepted as a limitation. Finding help in financial matters appears to be especially difficult when there are no debts.
- Remember that the ADD-er daily consumed more energy. It is likely that the ADD-er can find a better balance in his/her life,when he/she works a day less or part-time For a single household it can cause a problem in financial form.
- The fact that ADD-ers are "night people" does not mean that he/she can have a better day and night rhythm when working night shifts. The bad hold of a day and night rhythm is simply shifts to other hours.
- Geef the ADD-er more start-up time and time to prepare in the morning and evening hours, start later and finish earlier, sometimes used to give some rest. Consider working for 6 hours.
Add-ers are very often need their own place. Their own office can increase performance.
- ADD-ers perform best in an independent function.
- ADD-ers function best when they work at their own pace.
- ADD-ers necessary need to have a degree of freedom.
- ADD-ers are the problem solvers, the creative, and the strategists.
- Do not set deadlines.
- When boredom the enery level of an ADD-er sinks at a rapid pace down.
- An ADD-er has a need to clearly know what you expect from him/her.
- ADD-ers handle large amounts of information.
- Give information quickly and in small portions.
- Allow some form of derivation, like gently play the radio or soft noise.
- Make sure the ADD-er do not have to serve multiple masters.
- Make sure the ADD-er has a contact person. Talk daily with the ADD-er about which tasks remain and which are still has to be done.
- Provide variety in the tasks of the ADD-er.
- Make sure the ADD-er has time to plan, and now and then can take a break.
- Protect the ADD-er against himself and avoid overtime.
- "Minimize paperwork to maximize success"
- Try to have regular a short consultation with the ADD-er
- ADD-ers are real good in delegation of tasks.
- Approach the ADD-er in a humorous way.
- Some form of reward or praise does good for an ADD-er.
- Adders have a poor sense of time.
- Make review in the work possible.
- In an ADD-friendly environment, an ADD-er will make remarkable performance.
- Many ADD-ers hypersensitive.
- Make sure the ADD-er is occasionally able to withdraw.