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Learning Disabilities

Attention and ADHD

adhdPaying attention refers to the brain’s ability to take in, categorize, and prioritize sensory information and to focus on those things deemed most important. Contrary to a common misconception, attention problems do not result from an inability to take in sensory information but instead from an inability to distinguish among and respond appropriately to different types of information – some important, some insignificant.

Learn about how attention issues like ADHD can affect a child’s academic success, understand how the brain affects attention, watch for telling signs of an attention disorder and find tips and strategies for combating attention disabilities.

  • The Importance of Attention
  • Attention Processes
  • Signs of an Attention Disability
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