Much has been written, in recent years, on what it is to be an adult diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD). Whether interested in diagnostics, treatment, socialization, self-help, or the history of AD/HD, informative and insightful literature abounds. With publication of Navigating the Glass Maze, Tad A. Vogl, Ed.D. takes the reader on a somewhat different journey. Dual-diagnosed with AD/HD and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in his early thirties, Dr. Vogl initiated a series of interviews with four individual graduate students of adult education - all of whom spent many years struggling with undiagnosed AD/HD.
Out of respect for his readership, and in deference to his phenomenological research method, Dr. Vogl has prefaced all interviews and analysis with a candid autobiographical portrait of his own troubles and triumphs with formal learning. Beyond the author's humility, what makes Navigating the Glass Maze especially poignant is the depth of resiliency and insight that Dr. Vogl and each of his informants possess. Through their scholarly investment in adult education, their shared commitment to critical self-examination and a willingness to tell their stories, both plainly and honesty, a compelling and forward-thinking look at AD/HD in higher education has emerged.