Right to Acceptance – The Fuss Around Neurodiversity?

What is neurodiversity really and what effect does it have on how ‘disabilities’ such as ASD, Dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, etc are viewed? John Elder Robison, a scholar in residence and a co-chair of the Neurodiversity Working Group at the College of William & Mary explains Neurodiversity as the following:

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Pesticide Exposure May Increase the Risk of ADHD

A study published in the Journal of Pediatrics looks more closely at the issue of pesticides and the risk of ADHD — and raises concerns about pesticides in the environment, particularly organophosphates.

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Attention Problems in Early Childhood Can Have Lasting Impact

Children with attention problems in early childhood were 40 percent less likely to graduate from high school, says a study from Duke University that examined how early childhood characteristics affect academic performance.

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ADHD Medication Linked to Slightly Increased Risk of Heart Rhythm Problems

Use of methylphenidate in children and young people with ADHD is associated with a slightly increased risk of abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia) shortly after the start of treatment, suggests research published by The BMJ.

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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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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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Radio Interview: Understanding Your Child’s Concentration Problems

When it comes to lack of concentration in the classroom, there are various options available to help learners to focus their attention better. The difficulty however, is knowing which one will really help your child.

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ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder

Nadia van Rooyen tells the story of how her son Dihann overcame his attention and concentration difficulties. After hearing the success story of Dihann, LIN went to speak to Connie Senekal, owner of the Edublox Learning Centre in Swakopmund.

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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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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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