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How to Improve Working Memory in Children with ADHD

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Working memory is the ability to temporarily hold information in the mind so as to recall it when needed. It’s an executive function that allows us to store and use items on our “mental shelf” to get things done.

In school, students rely on working memory to answer questions about a text they’ve read, and to solve multi-step math problems.

At home, working memory helps a child follow directions and stay on task.Working memory fails when the volume of information to juggle surpasses storage capacity.

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