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Can children with ADHD succeed in school?

A child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has deficits in working memory and cannot hold numbers or other information in their memory as long as other children. Of course, a deficit in working memory doesn't mean your child cannot succeed in the classroom. Research has shown that 50 to 75 percent of a child's academic success is dependent on nonintellectual factors such as persistence, psychological health, and curiosity. This means that your child has a great deal of potential for succeeding in school, though teachers in traditional school settings may tend to view ADHD as a disadvantage. One of the gifts of ADHD is your child's enormous curiosity and energy. All of these will help your child succeed in school.
The Gift of ADHD: How to Transform Your Child's Problems into Strengths

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The Gift of ADHD: How to Transform Your Child's Problems into Strengths

As a parent, you already know that your child has many gifts. What you may not know is that attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) related symptoms—the very qualities that lead him or her...

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