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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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Aug'17

Licensing and Motor Vehicle Crash Risk Among Teens with ADHD

Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are licensed to drive less often and, when this group is licensed, they have a greater risk of crashing, according to a new study.

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06

Nov'16

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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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'15

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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01

Apr'15

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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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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10

Jul'12

Brain Training Helps Children with ADD and ADHD

It seems as if all and sundry are being diagnosed with “Attention Deficit Disorder” (ADD) or “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” (ADHD) these days. It is all too easy to put a label on behaviours that don’t conform to the norm; what do these behaviours actually mean and what can be done to treat them?

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13

Apr'12

About ADD / ADHD Labels

It seems as if all and sundry are being diagnosed with “Attention Deficit Disorder” (ADD) or “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” (ADHD) these days. It is all too easy to put a label on behaviours that don’t conform to the norm; what do these behaviours actually mean and what can be done to treat them?

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28

Mar'12

Brain Training Clinic Is Well Worth Your Attention

Many children are being “diagnosed” with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) these days, but Susan du Plessis, director of educational programmes at Edublox reading and learning clinic, believes the disorders can be cured or even prevented if certain behaviours are intercepted and the brain is trained from an early age.

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