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Another symptom documented by research to be associated with ADHD is inconsistent and highly variable work performance. Because most children with ADHD are of average or greater intelligence, their inability to produce consistently acceptable work often perplexes those around them. On some days or at certain times, these children seem able to complete their assigned work easily, without help. At other times or on other days, they finish little if any of their work and may not get much done even with close supervision. Over time, this erratic pattern creates the impression that a person with ADHD is just lazy. As a child psychiatrist once said, "Children [with ADHD] do well in school twice and we hold it against them the rest of their life."






Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents by Russell A Barkley, PhD

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