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Archives: February 2014

posted: Tuesday February 25th - 10:02am

A Must-Read: The State of Learning Disabilities in the U.S.

A new report from the NCLD puts LD in perspective.

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Parents of children with ADHD, as well as adolescents and adults with attention challenges, have good reasons to stay on top of the latest research on learning disabilities: Between 30 to 50 percent of all individuals with attention deficit also have LD. The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is the best source for timely and practical information on LD in children and adults, and its recently...
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posted: Wednesday February 19th - 11:35am

Back to School: Continuing Ed for Doctors

A new CME program in ADHD will increase the chances that doctors will make an accurate diagnosis—and prescribe the best treatment—right off the bat.

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A wrong diagnosis of a child by a physician or professional is a terrible thing. Parents go through an initial phase of shock and worry, followed by relief: “We finally know what is making Julie act the way she does. It’s ADHD.” Parents read up on attention deficit, make themselves experts, and discuss treatment with their doctor. They are guardedly optimistic. They try behavioral management techniques. They...
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