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ADHD and Hyperfocus: It's a Good Thing

ADHD children hyperfocusThe ability or tendency to hyperfocus is often a characteristic of ADHD.

Even though kids who have ADHD often have a lot of trouble paying attention at school, many of them can easily focus on something they're passionately interested in.

One little boy finally started to read when he was given a book on dinosaurs--his passion! He could focus on dinosaurs all day long.

Although the tendency to hyperfocus in ADHD kids is often considered a negative symptom, I disagree. It can mean the difference between success and failure!

Of course, hyperfocusing isn't always

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