Hyperactivity Improves Working Memory in ADHD Boys

July 26, 2010 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

We’ve discussed how squirming, fidgeting, and moving around can actually improve the focus of kids with ADHD, but were you aware that hyperactivity can also boost working memory? Although hyperactive behavior is normally associated with restlessness and boredom, a new study by Mark Rapport and colleagues in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology suggests a link between fidgeting and improved memory.   Unlike previous research on the subject, which used  flawed methodology like subjective ratings from parents, Rapport’s study used objective methods for measuring hyperactivity and its impact on working memory.

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A Game for Impulsive ADHD Kids

July 19, 2010 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

Are you tired of punishing your ADHD child for impulses that he or she cannot control? Most parents who have impulsive ADHD children are often at their wits’ end. Children with ADHD hyperactive/impulsive type are not only unable to learn from past mistakes; their tendency to act before they think often gets them into trouble or places themselves and others in dangerous situations.  Besides natural ADHD treatments like neurofeedback, what else can you do to teach their child control their impulsivity?

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Animal Assisted Therapy for Kids with ADHD

July 12, 2010 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

Natural treatment for ADHD is now going to the dogs, in a manner of speaking. Child and adolescent psychiatrists in some parts of Europe, the United States, and Australia have been trying animal assisted therapy (AAT) on children with ADHD. This innovative approach makes use of furry, four-legged friends to help children manage their ADHD symptoms, and it is proving to be just as effective as more traditional treatments.

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Neurofeedback Works for ADHD, Says Journal of Neuropathy

July 5, 2010 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

Although it’s not the most affordable of therapies available, neurofeedback is one of the most promising and interesting natural treatments for ADHD.  Basically, the goal of neurofeedback is to “train” a child to change the way his brain works, so that he can function as if he doesn’t have ADHD. In other words, neurofeedback teaches a brain how to not have ADHD.  Sounds fascinating, doesn’t it? Neurofeedback treatments are non-invasive and safe for children to take, especially if they have problems maintaining their focus and ignoring irrelevant stimuli. We have an article in the Article Library that explains how this mechanism works.

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