Latest Attention Stories

2012-10-16 11:33:14

Including educational, occupational, economic and social outcomes Men who were diagnosed as children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appeared to have significantly worse educational, occupational, economic and social outcomes in a 33-year, follow-up study that compared them with men without childhood ADHD, according to a report published Online First by Archives of General Psychiatry, a JAMA Network publication. ADHD has an estimated worldwide prevalence of 5...

ADHD Behaviors Linked To Prenatal Mercury Exposure
2012-10-09 08:37:20

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Globally, about ten percent of children have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Its causes, however, are not very well understood. A new study, published online in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, has made a link between low-level prenatal mercury exposure with a greater risk of ADHD-related behaviors. Additionally, the study found that maternal fish consumption during pregnancy can help reduce the...

How Memory Load Causes Inattentional Blindness
2012-10-02 10:46:38

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online How many times have you driven a route that you were familiar with, made it safely to your destination, and then realized that you can´t recall any of the specifics of your journey? Maybe you were focusing on the music on the radio or the stress of the day. Perhaps in our increasingly digital existence, you were paying attention to incoming texts or listening to the turn-by-turn directions of your GPS unit. This psychological...

2012-09-29 23:02:59

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities (SKLD) is pleased to announce a workshop with Dr. Peg Dawson, the renowned expert on ADHD and executive function disorders on October 22 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Stamford Marriott Hotel in Stamford, CT. The ticket price of $75 includes breakfast and complimentary parking. Westport, CT (PRWEB) September 28, 2012 Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. (SKLD) is pleased to announce its presentation of a workshop with Dr. Peg Dawson, the...

2012-09-25 23:02:07

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities (SKLD) is pleased to announce that it has received a $25,000 grant from the Laurence W. Levine Foundation. The purpose of the grant is to support SKLD´s programs, including the expansion of its comprehensive website and free e-newsletter. The grant will support the continuing development of reports on current news and research, in addition to action-oriented information from experts. In addition, the grant will help enhance the practical and...

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