Richardson: Learning disabilities and other types of brain disorders are often found in individuals with ADD/ADHD. Integrative processing is a deficit that will not allow such individuals to take in information, process it quickly, and make use of it. It is not that they do not understand the information, but conflicting signals will make it difficult or impossible to fully process.
Working memory problems is another disability challenge for the person with ADD/ADHD. Working memory or short-term memory deficits affect information that is told to a person in the moment. Since this processing problem affects information one hears or reads, it can seriously impair most academic performance.
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