Stories tagged: ADHD
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 5 p.m.
Awareness grows around sensory processing issues
Awareness is growing about sensory processing issues among children. More schools offer subdued lighting and varied seating to allow movement, from exercise balls to specialty cushions, for all students. And …
Mon., May 29, 2017, noon
America’s love-hate relationship with the fidget spinner: Is technology to blame for our restlessness?
You’ve probably seen the kid spinning a thing that looks like a miniature alien spaceship on his thumb and wondered what that was all about. Or maybe you’ve noticed a …
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 6:31 p.m.
Kids with ADHD have some smaller brain regions than normal, study finds
Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder have several brain regions that are slightly smaller than usual, more evidence that the disorder should be considered a neurological condition, a new study says.
Tue., May 3, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
CDC: Preschoolers with ADHD often given drugs before therapy
Too many preschoolers with ADHD still are being put on drugs right away, before behavior therapy is tried, health officials say.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2011
Mr. Dad: Child needs activities to suit his gifts
Dear Mr. Dad: There’s something going on with our 9-year-old son. He reads at a high-school level, does the most amazing math calculations in his head, and is a wonderful …
Tue., June 1, 2010
Detection of ADHD in girls lags frighteningly
The diagnoses and treatment of medical conditions seem always to be growing by leaps and bounds. But the understanding of girls and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) – now more commonly …
Mon., May 17, 2010
Study links pesticides, kids’ ADHD
CHICAGO – A new analysis of U.S. health data links children’s attention-deficit disorder with exposure to common pesticides used on fruits and vegetables. While the study couldn’t prove that pesticides …
Sun., Nov. 15, 2009
College students’ cheap fix
By her sophomore year of college, Kaley, a Washington State University student, routinely popped the prescription drug Adderall to help her study. The 20-year-old has never had a prescription for …
Mon., Oct. 26, 2009
Yoga can be an effective therapy for children with special needs
As she stands on her tiptoes – stretching her arms and legs and lengthening her entire body – 9-year-old Samantha Carlson takes a deep breath and smiles. “Stretch out high,” …