Some people with ADHD have trouble with set shifting — a type of flexible thinking. Set shifting allows people to see mistakes and change how they approach a situation. It also helps them move on from a thought or an activity to something else.
When people get “stuck” in what they’re doing or thinking about, they’re not processing other information. Then, when they tune back in and register everything that’s happening, they may experience sensory overload.
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