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ADHD: The Facts$
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Mark Selikowitz

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780198867371

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198867371.001.0001

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Poor concentration

Poor concentration

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ADHD: The Facts

Mark Selikowitz

Oxford University Press

Children with ADHD often have difficulty giving close attention to details. However, it is wrong to believe that children with ADHD cannot concentrate at all. Their mechanisms for concentrating are inefficient and unreliable, not absent. Difficulties with concentration result in children with ADHD often being confused and unable to understand instructions, and attentional difficulties may give children with ADHD an unfocused appearance. Often, children with ADHD have difficulty in adjusting their level of attention to suit the situation. This chapter discusses poor concentration in children with ADHD. It includes the attentional processes (internal and external) in the brain, and difficult tasks for attentional mechanisms.

Keywords:   ADHD, concentration, attention, executive function, distractibility, vague, dreamy, frontal lobe

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