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ADHD and Handwriting

[Source:  Journal of Attention Disorders via Your Therapy Source] Journal of Attention Disorders published research on kinematically characterizing the handwriting of 14 boys with ADHD-combined type and 14 typically developing boys. The boys wrote a series of four cursive letter ‘l’s … Continue reading

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Chronic Childhood Stress Leaves Lasting Impact on Brain

[Source:  Psych Central] Extreme stress experienced during childhood, such as poverty, neglect, and physical abuse, might alter the parts of the brain responsible for learning, memory, and the processing of stress and emotion. These changes may be linked to negative … Continue reading

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Promising Results from Clinical Trial of Rett Syndrome Drug

[Source:  Medical News Today] Rett syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes mental retardation, autism, and physical deformities, has no cure. However, a small clinical trial has found that a growth factor known as IGF1 can help treat some symptoms of … Continue reading

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Child Focused and Context Focused Therapy Are Equally Effective

[Source:  Your Therapy Source via the Can Child Centre] A group of researchers at the CanChild Centre in Canada completed research comparing child focused therapy and context focused therapy for children with cerebral palsy.  The participants included 128 children with … Continue reading

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Research Finds Inner-Ear Dysfunction is Common to ADHD, Dyslexia and Autism

[Source:  Special Ed Post] Two recent studies in Pediatrics have shown that ADHD is comorbid with language and anxiety disorders. And prior research has indicated that ADHD, dyslexia or LD and Autism overlap with each other as well as additional impairments involving … Continue reading

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