This article describes an updated understanding of ADHD. Published in Educational Leadership, a national magazine for teachers and school administrator, it describes how ADHD is not primarily a problem of behavior, but more a problem with the management system of the brain. The article explains how ADHD involves working memory problems which impact reading and writing. Parents may want to share this with teachers and read it for themselves.
Dr. Sherif Zaher
In the simplest terms, the brains of children with ADHD have yet to come fully “on-line.” It is conjectured that while certain important brain pathways are working normally, cortical regions involved in attention, impulse control, and stimulus integration abilities, have yet to become fully active.