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New Insight into how Autism Might Develop in Human Brain

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

In a study published in Stem Cell Reports, a McGill team of scientists led by Dr. Carl Ernst, researcher at the Douglas Hospital Research Centre, revealed a molecular mechanism that may play a role in the development of autism. By taking skin cells from patients and reprogramming those...

Meta-Analysis: Neurofeedback Drives Enduring ADHD Symptom Improvement

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

July 1, 2018

“Do the benefits of neurofeedback endure after treatment ends?”

This is an important and common question asked by caregivers considering the alternative therapy of neurofeedback and weighing its promises of improved focus, diminished impulsivity, and reduced hyperactivity. Many studies provide evidence...

Feds Urge Steps To Make Group Homes Safer

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Five months after a scathing report found that injuries and even deaths of those with developmental disabilities living in group homes often go...

Is Autism Linked To Food Allergies?

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A new study finds that food allergies are far more common in those with autism, but researchers are still trying to discover how and why....

Is the Rate of ADHD Higher in Children Born Prematurely?

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Authors: ADDitude.com

June 28, 2018

Early premature birth may result in higher levels of attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) symptoms in preschool and school-age children, even after accounting for genetic and environmental factors, according to a new study of children born before the gestational age of 34 weeks published recently in JAMA...

7 Ways to Live Your Best Life with ADHD

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Life with ADHD is not without challenges, but setting guidelines for yourself can minimize your upsets and maximize your efficiency.

Start with these 7 rules to live better and stress less with ADHD.

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Q: How Can I Control the Chaos in Our Tiny Home?

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Q: “I have a blended family; five of us have attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD). We live in a tiny 1970 trailer with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. I work full-time and, between chores, homework, and family activities, it’s a chaotic home environment most of the time. I just want some peace and normality for...

“An Open Letter to the Friend I Disappointed”

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Dear friend (potential or former) whom I disappointed,

I am sometimes inconsiderate, but never intentionally or maliciously.

I am late to important appointments. I forget important papers. My house is messy, my car is worse, and I procrastinate. I interrupt people. I don’t always wait my turns. I blurt out things best left...

“All Hail the Summer Entertainment Director”

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Authors: ADDitude.com

It’s the middle of the night, and the light from Laurie’s lamp wakes me up. I see her clicking away on her phone, and writing something in a notebook. “What are you doing?”

“Next month, I signed up the kids for a Vacation Bible School across town and I’m looking for coupons for ice cream...

Scientists Learn More About How Gene Linked to Autism Affects Brain

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

New preclinical research shows a gene already linked to a subset of people with autism spectrum disorder is critical to healthy neuronal connections in the developing brain, and its loss can harm those connections to help fuel the complex developmental condition. Scientists at Cincinnati...

How Can I Make My Teen Care About School?

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Your teen is barely passing high school, and doesn’t seem to care.

When teens stop trying, overparenting is rarely far behind.

Concerned parents try to motivated with more nagging, nudging, lecturing and pleading. This reaction is natural, but it’s also counter productive. How can you motivate kids to develop an...

“The Other Impostor Syndrome”

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Every grad student knows about Impostor Syndrome: the belief that, despite your achievements, you’re not as skilled or intelligent as others believe you to be, and the accompanying fear of being “found out” as a fraud who works twice as hard as everyone else to make up for her deficits.

Works twice as hard as...