Tag Archives: ADD

Slower Growth in Working Memory Linked to Teen Driving Crashes

[Source” Science Daily] Research into why adolescent drivers are involved in motor vehicle crashes, the leading cause of injury and death among 16- to 19-year-olds in the United States, has often focused on driving experience and skills. But a new … Continue reading

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Pediatric Therapy Corner: Strategies for Students With Scattered Minds

[Source: Edutopia] Imagine a team without a coach guiding players toward working together to execute a winning strategy. Imagine a company without a leader to make sure that employees across departments are equipped and organized to collaborate on continually improving … Continue reading

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Fluoride Exposure in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD Symptoms in Kids

[Source: Psych Central] Pregnant women with higher levels of fluoride in their urine may be more likely to have school-age children with certain symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), such as inattentiveness and cognitive problems, according to a new Canadian study … Continue reading

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Heavily Decorated Classrooms Disrupt Attention and Learning In Young Children

[Source:  Association for Psychological Science] Maps, number lines, shapes, artwork, and other materials tend to cover elementary classroom walls. However, too much of a good thing may end up disrupting attention and learning in young children, according to research published in Psychological … Continue reading

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ADD Could Stem from Impaired Brain Coordination

[Source: Science Daily] People with attention deficits have difficulty focusing and often display compulsive behavior. The new study suggests these symptoms could be due to dysfunction in a gene — ErbB4 — that helps different brain regions communicate. The gene is a … Continue reading

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