The Meaning of ADHD

The more your child understands about ADHD, the better. Learn how to explain the condition in a way she can understand, and teach her it's nothing to be ashamed of.

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Explaining Distractibility to Children With ADHD

“Our brain is always reacting to things we see and hear. If we paid attention to everything around us, we couldn’t pay attention to the teacher’s words or to what Mommy is asking you to do. Our brain has a way of blocking out what is not important, so that we can pay attention to what is important. I call this part of the brain the filter. One set of filters blocks out unimportant sounds and another blocks out unimportant sights. Your filter for blocking out unimportant sounds is not working well. So anything you hear comes right in and gets your attention, distracting you.”


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