This is research pertaining to the role working memory (mainly deficits in working memory) plays in children and adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Russell Barkley’s unifying theory of ADHD proposes that the main deficit in people with attention disorders is not Attention per se; rather, there are deficits in Executive Functions, including working memory.

For this essay, summarize the recent developments in the area of working memory. Next, describe how working memory is hypothesized to affect people with ADHD. What has the research shown? What do you think is going on? Describe the merits of “working memory training” that is popping up to address deficits in working memory in people with ADHD. And finally, how does stimulant medication work for people with ADHD? Word count is at least 800 words.

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An Absurdly Easy Solution To Your Poor Working Memory