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2014-04-24 23:05:24

Premier Pediatrics hopes to promote healthy family living among Cedar City families. Cedar City, UT (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Premier Pediatrics, a pediatrics clinic that has served Cedar City families for more than two decades, recently announced that it will be providing educational classes to local parents at no charge. Through its rigorous course offerings, Premier Pediatrics hopes to give back to the community by empowering parents to better understand and care for their children. The...

2014-04-24 08:36:18

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Help Group's Advance LA Resilience Conference 2014, presenting cutting edge research and best practices for young adults with autism, learning differences and ADHD, will be held on Friday, May 2nd at American Jewish University in Los Angeles. The Conference will feature 14 nationally prominent experts who focus their research and practices on how best to support young people with learning differences, autism and ADHD...

2014-04-23 23:04:18

The just-released and updated Revised Edition of "Sensational Kids" presents the latest research in understanding sensory issues in children with autism spectrum disorders, and strategies to help kids with sensory issues succeed in school and in life. Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Research and treatment of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) has come a long way since internationally renowned expert Lucy Jane Miller introduced her landmark book, "Sensational Kids, Hope and...

2014-04-22 23:14:06

According to neuropsychologist Dr. Ashley Gorman with Morris Psychological Group, While most people are able to just soldier through the boring or uninteresting tasks and everyday distractions, ADHD sufferers are more easily rattled than most and may have to work harder to find the situation that's right for them and that allows their strengths to shine. Parsippany, NJ, (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 April 2014 – Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is well recognized and now commonly...

ADHD Can Impact Language And Academic Performance
2014-04-22 05:11:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Children suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are more likely to have language problems, and those issues can ultimately harm academic performance, according to a new study published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics. According to the Australian newspaper The Herald Sun, researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and their colleagues looked at 391 children and found that those with...

2014-04-18 14:02:54

Two Simon Fraser University psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that could revolutionize doctors’ perception and treatment of attention-deficit disorders. This discovery opens up the possibility that environmental and/or genetic factors may hinder or suppress a specific brain activity that the researchers have identified as helping us prevent distraction. The Journal of Neuroscience has just published a paper about the discovery by John McDonald, an associate professor...

language development
2014-04-18 05:20:47

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Spoken language prompts children to spot objects more quickly than images, according to a new study from Indiana University. As any book lover will tell you, language is transformative. The transformative powers, however, may reach father than an emotional reaction to novels or poetry. The study, published in Developmental Science, reveals that spoken language — more so than images — taps into a child's cognitive system and...

2014-04-08 12:31:35

MIAMI, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Balancing a low dose of behavior therapy with a low dose of medication may be the key to helping children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to a new study by researchers at FIU's Center for Children and Families. High doses of stimulant medication and intensive behavior therapy are each known to be effective individual modes of treatment. But medication may suppress a child's growth and decrease their...

2014-04-08 10:48:49

Genetic variants associated with enjoying the effects of d-amphetamine—the active ingredient in Adderall—are also associated with a reduced risk for developing schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), report scientists from the University of Chicago in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on April 7. The results support a long-standing hypothesis that dopamine, the neurotransmitter connected with the euphoric effects of amphetamine, is related to...

Procrastination An Evolutionary Byproduct Of Impulsivity
2014-04-08 05:51:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder, have identified a genetic link between procrastination and impulsivity, suggesting a similar evolutionary origin for these traits. “Everyone procrastinates at least sometimes, but we wanted to explore why some people procrastinate more than others and why procrastinators seem more likely to make rash actions and act without thinking,” said study author Daniel Gustavson, a...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.