Sleep Problems in Children with Autism or ADHD

Sleeplessness  affects children with autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Cerebral Palsy (CP) and other conditions, which can cause difficulties in learning and produce challenging behavior in the child.  Most often, poor sleep occurs due to problems in achieving an appropriate sleep-awake cycle. There can be various causes for sleep problems, … Read more

ADHD Student Resources

As a massive relief for adult students with ADHD, recent developments in education policies in United States would make it much easier for such individuals to enrol admissions into colleges and build a successful career. Scholarships, grants and other options are now available for those diagnosed with ADHD. Though ADD and ADHD are often deemed as learning disabilities, these … Read more

Can ADHD Medication Drugs Cause Lower Bone Density

That’s the harsh truth! And doctors, so far, didn’t realise they are robbing Peter to pay Paul. Commonly prescribed drugs for treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, like Ritalin, Concerta and Adderall are suspected to affect bone density. The evidence-based research found that young people are affected the most and prolonged usage of ADHD medication may bear serious … Read more

Why Choose Behavior Therapy over Medical Intervention for ADHD

When you need to choose between Behavior Therapy for Autism or ADHD Vs Medication as the right intervention strategy for your child, which one would you go for? The answer, at least as per new research tends to suggest that behavior therapy should always go first! Children who are initiated to ADHD treatment along with behavior therapy … Read more

How to Deal with ADHD & Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a neurologically-based condition and there are substantial differences in dyslexic and non-dyslexic brains. ADHD may bring the risk for an onset of dyslexia, a vastly misunderstood language-based learning disability affecting around 17 percent of the population. Take that without any prejudice or doubt. You must get your child diagnosed early, period. Sooner you … Read more

How important is Attention Span for Children with ADHD and Autism?

How tough it is for you to focus on the present? Do you struggle? Or do you find it cakewalk? Attention span: The real story For children, the ability to concentrate on a task for an extended period of time is a very important skill to develop. Recently, attention-span persistence for a bunch of 4-year olds … Read more

Pesticides may be Responsible for ADHD

The Journal of the Federation of American Societies publishes a recent research by its Experimental Biology (the whole thing reads FASEB) section. Associated were Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Emory University, University of Rochester Medical Center and Wake Forest University. Their joint observations on the ways pesticides affect mice (in-utero and through breast milk) found multiple symptoms of ADHD showing in them. The … Read more