Children and adults diagnosed with ADD/ADHD struggle with memory simply because of their shortened attention span. Memory is only as good as the information you put in it, you can’t remember what you put into it.
“People with ADHD tend to have weaker working memories as compared to their overall intelligence. I often say this gap is comparable to the gap people with ADHD have between their potential and their actual performance. People with ADHD tend to have ‘blinkier’ working memory, so information is taken in but then dropped or knocked out before the information transfers into long-term memory.”
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