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ADHD in the News 09-08-15

More ADHD cases being diagnosed at younger ages, report finds (CNN, September 3, 2015)

"One-third of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the United States have been found to be diagnosed before 6 years old, according to a new report. While there's concern about possible misdiagnosis at a such a young age, researchers involved with the report say the data shows promising trends on how children with the neurobehavioral disorder are being diagnosed. (CNN, September 3, 2015)..." Full Story

 

ADHD Evaluations Driven Mainly by Parents, Not Educators, Says CDC Report (Education Week, September 4, 2015)

"The stereotype that overwhelmed teachers are the ones primarily pushing parents to have their children assessed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is not borne out by a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Education Week, September 4, 2015)..." Full Story

 

Company pushes brain-balancing program for learning disabilities; evidence lacking (Journal Sentinel, September 5, 2015)

"Roxanne Carlson vividly remembers the shock she felt three years ago when a psychologist said her son Levi had issues he might never overcome. He'd need to get a job coach, the psychologist told her, and may even have to spend his life on government disability. (Journal Sentinel, September 5, 2015)..." Full Story

 

Report finds pediatricians now integral to ADHD diagnostic practices (AAP News, September 3, 2015)

"Just under 40% of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are first diagnosed by a pediatrician, and almost all are using valid diagnostic tools as recommended by AAP guidelines, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (AAP News, September 3, 2015)..." Full Story

 

Adult ADHD Impacts Kids, Too (Psychology Today, September 7, 2015)

"My daughter is 15. Both my daughter and I want her father (my husband, who has ADHD) to be less grumpy, critical, disinterested, etc. Can you provide some advice?. (Psychology Today, September 7, 2015)..." Full Story

 

Thoughtful Parenting: Helping teens with ADHD get organized (Steamboat Today, September 6, 2015)

"The life of teenagers is a lot more complex these days, as teens are inundated with tasks that need their constant attention...Organization and time management are more important than ever...Following are three great apps for teens with or without ADHD. (Steamboat Today, September 6, 2015)..." Full Story

 

A strength-based approach to dealing with ADHD (Herald.net, September 6, 2015)

"I recently attended a week long seminar on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) taught by Ed Hallowell M.D...The seminar focus was on understanding the strengths and special abilities that individuals with ADHD bring to the table. ""We want to help kids and adults with ADHD unwrap their gifts” he says. It’s a refreshing and affirming approach. (Herald.net, September 6, 2015)..." Full Story

 

     


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