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Top 5 Autism Myths

It calls for the record to be set straight with myths around Autism. In this post, we will take away certain misconceptions associated with raising a child with Autism. Therefore, without further ado, let’s get straight to the concepts that make an already difficult situation weirder to be dealt with. Before we start talking about [...]

2018-06-14T05:19:02+00:00 May 6th, 2016|Categories: FOR PARENTS, TOP, UNDERSTANDING AUTISM|0 Comments

ADHD Evolutionary Advantages

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is the most common of all psychiatric disorders among children and teenagers. It’s evident from the name that you would certainly not want to be living with it. So what are the known causes of ADHD? While a lot of research is still being carried out in this space, genetics [...]

2018-06-14T04:34:05+00:00 May 5th, 2016|Categories: ADHD, FOR PARENTS, UNDERSTANDING AUTISM|Tags: |0 Comments

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 [...]

2018-06-14T04:23:11+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Categories: ADHD, NEWS FEED|Tags: |0 Comments

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 [...]

2018-06-13T05:36:47+00:00 March 8th, 2016|Categories: ADHD, SCHOOLING & LEARNING, TOP|Tags: |0 Comments

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 [...]

2018-06-13T05:29:08+00:00 March 6th, 2016|Categories: ADHD, NEWS FEED, SCHOOLING & LEARNING|Tags: |0 Comments

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. [...]

2018-06-13T05:24:35+00:00 March 6th, 2016|Categories: ADHD, NEWS FEED, SYMPTOMS & CAUSES|0 Comments

Early Identification On Autism Possible Suggests New Research

Autism Spectrum Disorder has been for long found to be significantly higher among male children than female children. In most cases the diagnosis takes a while and most parents are able to identify the autistic traits by the time the child is 2-3 years of age. According to the study published in the JAMA Psychiatry [...]

2018-06-11T04:39:44+00:00 October 10th, 2015|Categories: DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT, NEWS FEED|Tags: |0 Comments

Vaccines and Autism: The Never Ending Controversy

For a while now a great wave of discussion has been going on about two things that apparently should not have any links with each other: Vaccines and Autism. This discussion has been ongoing for more than a decade now and every now and then it keeps resurfacing in the media. The story of the [...]

2018-06-08T05:05:11+00:00 March 13th, 2015|Categories: SHOWCASE, SYMPTOMS & CAUSES, TOP|Tags: |1 Comment

Project EVO: Could this App be a Game Changer for Autism Treatment

While the world is busy finding a cure, detecting a cause, discovering a pattern in the rising numbers of Autistic people, a very different approach is taking place elsewhere. Boston based Akili Interactive Labs is building cognitive games that can aid people with ADHD and Autism. Gaming-- the hobby as well as the industry, has earned a bad [...]

‘Interest Based Reading’ To Aid Students With Autism

Autism, the neurobehavioral disorder, has in recent times gained much prominence, given the rising numbers of children affected by it. A large number of research and studies are being conducted everywhere to find a key to get to the cause of the disorder and thus find a cure. A few studies and efforts, on the [...]

2018-06-08T04:44:08+00:00 March 4th, 2015|Categories: NEWS FEED, SCHOOLING & LEARNING|Tags: |0 Comments
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