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Study: Comparing Iconic Memory in Children with and without ADHD

Amadi et al. (2013) studied the possibility of iconic memory impairment in children with ADHD, and compared the results with that of children without ADHD.

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A Parent’s Story: Amazing Improvement in Reading and Spelling

A mother in Utah shares her son's progress after doing Edublox for five months. He was diagnosed with apraxia of speech, poor working memory, sequential processing disorder and severe ADHD. His parents also suspected severe dyslexia.

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School Readiness Impaired in Preschoolers with ADHD Symptoms

Preschoolers with symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are much less likely than other children their age to be ready for school, research from the Stanford University School of Medicine has found.

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Childhood Methylphenidate Treatment Predicts Later Antidepressant Use

A 12-year longitudinal study, which monitored 6,830 children from early childhood into adolescence, has shown that consistent treatment with MPH-based medications during childhood increases the risk of antidepressant use during adolescence.

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Digital Media May Put Youth at Risk for ADHD

Teens who spend lots of time using digital devices are prone to psychiatric problems, reports a team of scientists in a new study. Children who are heavy users of digital devices are twice as likely as infrequent users to show symptoms of ADHD, the study finds.

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Study: Inattentive Kids Show Worse Grades in Later Life

Researchers studied children with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and found that inattentiveness was linked to worse academic performance up to 10 years later, regardless of ADHD, even when they accounted for the children's intellectual ability.

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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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Early Exposure to too Much Manganese Causes Attention Deficits in Rats

Researchers using a rodent model of childhood manganese exposure have found that too much manganese early in development causes lasting attention deficits and other impairments.

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Real Help for ADHD and other Learning Difficulties

Does your child have the ability to excel academically, yet struggles to reach his full potential? Is your child battling to concentrate, plan and organize, or is his memory poor? Does he struggle with reading? Does he, for example, confuse b and d? Does he read slowly and hesitantly, or with poor comprehension? Does he spell words as they sound, for example “rite” for “right”?...

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Drug Treatment of Hyperactivity in Kids May Have Levelled off in UK

The tendency to treat childhood hyperactivity (ADHD) with drugs may have reached a plateau in the UK, following a steep rise in the number of prescriptions for these medicines over the past 20 years, reveals research.

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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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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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