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Archives: June 2010

posted: Friday June 25th - 2:00pm

Beat Sock Elves, Non-ADHD Sib Wants Attention, and More

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“Sock Elves” Make Lost Laundry History Since we know that adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) can never have too many handy tips to get organized, we thought we'd share one from ADDitudemag.com forums member Po with ADHD about defending your laundry against the thievery of “sock elves.” Check out her real-life laundry-sorting solution and share your own organizing tip! [Source: ADDitudemag.com Forums] Siblings of Attention-Deficit Kids...
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posted: Friday June 25th - 12:00pm

Neurofeedback Effective for Impulse Contol and Inattention, Public Shapes DSM, and More: This Week Across the ADD/ADHD Spectrum

This Week Across the ADD/ADHD Spectrum is a new ongoing feature, covering -- you guessed it -- news that relates to ADDers, people with LD, and the whole range of alphabet soup diagnoses.

Neurofeedback Deemed Effective Treatment for ADHD The Journal of Neurotherapy has announced that neurofeedback is a safe and effective treatment intervention for patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD). According to the position paper published in the Journal’s current issue, which drew upon data from more than 40 studies, impulse control and attention issues seem to be the symptoms best remediated with the treatments. [Source: Medical...
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posted: Monday June 21st - 12:00pm

Celebs with Learning Disabilities, Master Your Money, and More

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“ADD/ADHD and Your Money” Brought to You by ADDitude One of our attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) experts, Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, took to the web to help adult ADDers get organized and manage their money. As an ADD/ADHD patient and the author of three books on the topic, she certainly knows her stuff. Check out her financial tips, and while you’re at it, don’t forget to subscribe...
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posted: Friday June 18th - 5:30pm

Robots Teach Social Skills, New Stimulant Study, and More: This Week Across the ADD/ADHD Spectrum

Across the ADD/ADHD Spectrum is a new ongoing feature covering news that relates to ADDers, people with LD, and the whole range of alphabet soup diagnoses.

Robots Are the Future of Teaching Children Social Skills? Developers at the University of Southern California are making progress in creating robots to teach autistic children social skills. In tests with a prototype named “Bandit,” researchers found that, under direction and supervision from another room, they could control how a robot teaches a child how to interact with humans. Researchers believe the use of robots is especially...
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posted: Friday June 11th - 1:30pm

Google Background Image Distractions, New ADHD Risk, and More: ADD Chatter Overheard Online This Week

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Google Background Image: Delightful or Distracting? As some of you may have noticed, Google experimented with customizable background images for its search page this week. Some users were surprised -- and rather distracted -- by what they saw when they opened the website and it’s drawn a lot of discussion online. The one-day collaboration with artists is no longer in effect, so search pages are once again...
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posted: Friday June 11th - 10:14am

New Link to ADHD, Call for Health Care Funding, and More: This Week Across the ADD/ADHD Spectrum

This Week Across the ADD/ADHD Spectrum is a new ongoing feature, covering news that relates to ADDers, people with LD, and the whole range of alphabet soup diagnoses.

Pesticide Exposure Examined for Environmental Link to ADHD Researchers from the University of Montreal and Harvard University have found a link between exposure to organophosphate (found in pesticides) and an increased risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) symptoms in children. The level of pesticide exposure typically found in U.S. children may pose a risk for an ADD/ADHD diagnosis, the study's authors concluded. [Source: Medical News Today] NAMI...
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