Teaching Safety Rules to ADHD Kids Isn’t Enough

August 22, 2011 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

Numerous studies over the past 3 decades have identified ADHD children as being more accident-prone than kids without the condition. The findings suggest that ADHD kids tend to be able to identify risky situations, but have an impaired ability to estimate just how much damage is possible, and have trouble identifying ways to prevent the accident.

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Getting Your ADHD Child to Read

August 15, 2011 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

Reading is an important part of a child’s development, both intellectually and emotionally. This is especially important for ADHD children, who tend to lack the focus and interest needed for a quiet sit-down activity. Getting an ADHD kid interested in reading will not only open countless doors to success, but some experts believe that avid reading helps improve ADHD.

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A Video Game That Treats ADHD Naturally?

August 8, 2011 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

Video games have long been thought to worsen ADHD, but current research seems to be turning the tables on popular opinion. L. Eugene Arnold, M.D. of Ohio State University is working to develop a video game system that improves ADHD through neurofeedback.

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Are Sickly Children at Risk for ADHD?

August 1, 2011 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

A parent recently posed a very interesting question – are sickly children more likely to have ADHD than healthy ones? Before her daughter was diagnosed with ADHD, she had frequent asthma attacks and was prone to ear infections. When she compared notes with a fellow parent who has a son with ADHD, she discovered that the boy also suffers from chronic allergies and experienced upper respiratory tract infections on a regular basis.

Most doctors would say that there is no connection between ADHD and these illnesses; after all, ADHD is a neurological problem while these common childhood illnesses are caused by environmental irritants, genetics, or bacteria. But if you look beyond the superficial symptoms and asses the body as a whole, you’ll find that these health problems are no coincidence.

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