Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Working Memory Problems Correlate with Academic and Behavior Problems at School - Another ADD Look-Alike

Strong spatial working memory correlates best with academic success. Children with impaired auditory and spatial working memory had the highest rates of attentional and behavioral complaints noticed by teachers. The obvious question is - how many children thought to have attention deficit disorder have limited working memory instead? Most children who are prescribed medications for attention deficit disorder are not assessed for focal memory or learning difficulties.

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