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Study suggests the real deficit underlying Attention Deficit Disorders is not Attention, but Working Memory

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Many par­ents have observed that their child with ADHD stays atten­tive and engaged dur­ing ‘high inter­est’ activ­i­ties, e.g., while play­ing video games, but has con­sid­er­able prob­lems stay­ing focused on less inher­ent­ly engag­ing tasks, e.g., doing school­work. This dis­crep­an­cy in atten­tion dur­ing pre­ferred and non-pre­ferred activ­i­ties has led some to Read the rest of this entry »

Study: Sports-related concussions can impact academic performance, especially in high school

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Con­cus­sions Are Hav­ing An Alarm­ing Impact On The Aca­d­e­mics Of Stu­dents (Reuters):

Stud­ies in the last five years have focused large­ly on the ath­let­ic side of the equa­tion — “tak­ing them off the field, not putting them back on the field with symp­toms, but this is real­ly look­ing at the stu­dent side of the equa­tion,” said Read the rest of this entry »

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