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Calm Your Hyperactive Child by Dr. Sabina Dosani

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Memory gym

Poor short-term memory affects reading, maths, exam performance and causes no end of daily hassles from forgotten lunchboxes to missed homework.

I’ve even met mothers who asked for their children’s hearing to be tested. They were convinced their kids must be deaf as they seemed so unaware of what was going on…

ADHD has a catastrophic effect on short-term memory. Children may remember a birthday party a couple of years ago in almost photographic detail, yet manage to forget instructions from a teacher in seconds.

Children with ADHD usually have good long-term memories but poor short-term – or working – memory. These short-term memory problems mean that children underperform at school, especially in tests. Instructions are forgotten, ...

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