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Attention Problems and ADHD

04

Mar'16

ADHD Children Sleep Both Poorly and Less

A study from Aarhus University has now documented that there is some truth to the claim by parents of children with ADHD that their children have more difficulty falling asleep and that they sleep more poorly than other children.

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10

Oct'15

The Brain Is Plastic. And That Is Good News

Your son may be dyslexic, your daughter may have ADHD. Until quite recently these problems were regarded as devastating, but fortunately this is no longer the case. Today we know that the human brain is plastic — that it can change. And that is good news for your children.

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10

Oct'15

Ways to Treat and Beat ADHD

Does your child have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Thousands of children are diagnosed every year and with this diagnosis comes a tough decision for parents to consider the right avenue of treatment.

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11

Sep'15

Divided Attention: What It Is and How to Improve It

Divided attention is a higher-level skill where you have to perform two (or more) tasks at the same time, and attention is required for the performance of both (or all) the tasks. Examples include driving a car while carrying on a conversation with a passenger, or eating dinner while watching the news.

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11

Sep'15

Three Key Aspects of Attention and Concentration

Lack of attention is often linked to poor memory. Parents may think their child has an attention problem, but the root cause is often a memory problem. Working memory is the cognitive system responsible for the temporary storage and manipulation of information...

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12

May'15

Understanding Your Child’s Concentration Problems

As the mid-year exams loom, children will write tests to measure how much they remember what they have learned. Being able to concentrate in class is a critical step in the learning process and is fundamental for success at school.

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10

May'14

How the Brain Pays Attention

Picking out a face in the crowd is a complicated task: Your brain has to retrieve the memory of the face you’re seeking, then hold it in place while scanning the crowd, paying special attention to finding a match. Neuroscientists have now identified a brain circuit that's key to shifting our focus from one object to another.

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25

Oct'13

More Sunshine Tied to Fewer Cases of ADHD

Fewer children have Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) where sunshine is plentiful, according to research published in the journal Biological Psychiatry.

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13

Apr'13

The Western Diet and ADHD in Kids

A Western diet that contains too many processed foods isn’t healthy for anyone, but it may be especially harmful for adolescents prone to ADHD. According to a new study from Australia, the typical Western style of eating may increase the risk of ADHD in adolescents.

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16

Oct'12

Exercise May Lead to Better School Performance for Kids with ADHD

A few minutes of exercise can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder perform better academically, according to a study led by a Michigan State University researcher. The study shows for the first time that kids with ADHD can better drown out distractions and focus on a task after a single bout of exercise.

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