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ADD Diagnosis in Young Children
In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics announced the expansion of the time frame to diagnose Attention Deficit Disorder. These guidelines allow kids to be diagnosed between the ages of four to eighteen. What implications does this new diagnostic standard have for children, parents, and doctors?
How Brains Focus Our Concentration
What does it take for us to concentrate on a task? How do our brains help us to focus? Which is more important, efficient selection or sensitivity enhancement? What types of environmental factors cause us to lose focus? A study by the RIKEN Brain Science Institute worked to find these answers.
Learning Disabilities Occur with ADD
Children with Attention Deficit Disorder with or without hypertension may also have specific learning disabilities, too. Studies from the University College London and University of Rochester Medical Center shed light on challenges faced by children with Attention Deficit Disorder.
Positive Self Talk Helps ADD
Positive self-talk is when a person puts the best spin that they can on events. The person tries to find the positive in an event as they think about it. Positive self-talk can be a powerful tool in building a great life with Attention Deficit Disorder.
Conversations and Attention Deficit Disorder
Do you know somebody with an annoying conversational style? Interrupting, talking off topic, and losing track of a conversation might be seen as rudeness. Maybe, it just says that the out-of-step conversationalist has Attention Deficit Disorder. Here are some tips for creating better conversations.
20 Ways to Improve ADD Symptoms Without Meds
When it comes to treating the troublesome symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder, countless people think only about medication and therapy. Here are twenty other strategies that a person can use to improve their negative symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder.
ADD Executive Function and Intense Exercise
A recent study posted in the British Journal of Sports Medicine examined the effects of short bursts of exercise on higher-level thinking that takes place in the pre-frontal cortex. The brainís executive function is affected by the intense exercise; learning for students with ADD may be improved.
The Hidden Curriculum Revised and Expanded Review
Some teens and young adults seem to know what to do in social situations; others seem clueless about social events. The Hidden Curriculum for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations for Adolescents and Young Adults by Myles, Trautman, and Schelvan gives guidance for social interactions.
Enjoy Spring Break with ADD
Spring Break can be a time of renewal for families who have children with Attention Deficit Disorder. Plan some enjoyable activities. Structure the time, so that everybody will enjoy the family time together. Here are some articles that can help your family create a fantastic Spring Break.
ADD Can Persist Into Adulthood
All over the world, children are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, which affects about 7 percent of all children. Do children "grow out of it," or does ADD persist into adulthood? See what a recent study says about the effects of Attention Deficit Disorder.
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