You'll Never Learn If You Can't Remember

Before something is learned, it must pass through working memory. People with ADHD are often distracted, and might need to re-read a worksheet three times before the information travels through their working memory to the long-term. This is a problem. Here are solutions.

How Parents Can Help

Working memory improves with age until it hits a peak in your late 20s. Then you lose 5% per decade. Most people don't really notice the decline until their late 50s because adults develop tricks to help trigger memories. School-aged kids, however, are still developing their working memories and can benefit from learning the ways you remember things as an adult, like making a grocery list or marking events on the calendar. 
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