40 Page Book | disability, a creative collection my of neurological non-conformities
This project was extremely personal for me, as it focuses on my two learning disabilities that I struggle with on a daily-bases, Attention Deficit Disorder (A.D.D) and Double Deficit Dyslexia (D.D.D).
Learning disabilities are real conditions that are most of the time over looked or joked about. I wanted to create a book that explains my struggles, visually. During the project, I learned more about myself and how my non-conformities have shaped me into being an artist + designer.
A.D.D is a range of behavioral disorders occurring primarily in children, including such symptoms as poor concentration, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. On average, every classroom of 30 students has 1 to 3 children with ADD/ADHD. In my case, I am one of those kids but I struggle with poor concentration, which leads to impulses, but luckily those tend to be creative.
Dyslexia in general terms is a disorder that involve difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols, but that do not affect general intelligence. For me, the Double Deficit thing means I have trouble isolating sounds and can't quickly name letters and numbers when I see them.