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Inattentiveness that children with ADHD show in the classroom is related to underdeveloped working memory

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may fidget, tap and swivel around in a chair much more than normally developing children because it helps them to learn complex material, psychologists have found. 

It’s one thing to read about learning and attention issues. It’s another thing to see them through your child’s eyes. 

Experience firsthand how frustrating it is when your hand won’t write what your brain is telling it to. 
Or how hard it is to complete a simple task when you have trouble focusing.

Use these unique simulations and videos to better understand your child’s world.
Do they have problems with Reading? Attention? Organisation? Maths? Writing?

If you have a child who’s been diagnosed with ADHD, you may be facing a decision whether to try medication. Stimulant medications have been shown repeatedly to be the most effective treatment for the symptoms of ADHD, helping kids pay attention, concentrate, manage their impulses, and avoid risky behaviors. About 80 percent of kids who try stimulant medications for ADHD find that they have a positive effect on symptoms. To put that in perspective, there is no other medication for a psychiatric condition that has such a high response rate.

1) I’m trying way harder than you’ll ever know even though it doesn’t seem like it to you. I really, truly am.

2) Criticizing me or getting angry at me that my brain doesn’t work better doesn’t help me. It makes me hate myself even more.

3) I’m painfully aware of all the areas that I’m not measuring up. Instead of making a big deal about my shortcomings, try to find ways to help me.

4) An accommodation isn’t the same as enabling. If you help me where I’m genuinely struggling, I’m going to be grateful. Don’t assume that I’m manipulating you.

It's safe to say that we become different people because of our kids. We teach them important life lessons, but they have a lot of things — often unexpected — to teach us too. Especially when those kids have a unique need. Not only do we have to learn the ins and outs of "typical" parenthood, but we have to master everyday challenges that some parents don't.

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