Importance of Sleep for People with ADHD & Learning Disabilities Who Suffer From Sleep Deprivation

Sleep deprivation is often overlooked among students with ADHD/LD and adults. ADHD has a 50% co -morbidity with other learning disabilities.  The National Sleep Foundations notes that ADHD is linked with a variety of sleep issues.  A recent study found that children with ADHD had higher rates of daytime sleepiness than children without ADHD.  This…

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Mentoring Students With Learning Disability, Dyslexia and ADHD Helps Develop Valuable Life Skills

For Students with a learning disability, dyslexia and ADHD issues mentoring is a proven approach to help students achieve their academic goals. A mentor can help students choose an academic program to achieve their career planning, and improve their job placement rates after their graduation. A mentor help develop skills to self -advocate, allows the student…

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Increase in ADHD Diagnosis, The Latest Average Attention Span Statistics.

What is the impact of constant connectivity with smartphones and tablets on our young people’s concentration ability? The average child’s attention span has decreased from 12 to 8 seconds according to a Microsoft study. Constant connectivity is having an alarming effect on our brains. It appears that we are losing the ability to focus. “Heavy multi-screeners find it difficult…

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Toxic Chemical Exposures May Contribute to Learning and Developmental Disabilities

According to the National Institute of Health and research studies, toxic chemical exposures may play a role in learning and developmental disabilities. The exposure prenatal and during early childhood to certain chemicals may cause a disruption in normal neurological development or function that can last a lifetime. Through scientific studies the following chemicals, although not…

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Understanding ADHD Research Studies

By CHADD | Review by Zahavit Paz, LD Resources Foundation Often I find research in general confusing and contradictory information the information out there that seems to contradict itself. The purpose of research is to find answers to questions. Research allows us to find the right solutions for key issues on ADHD. However often it’s very…

ADHD Alternative Treatment: What You Need to Know

ADHD Alternative Treatment: What You Need to Know By Kate Kelly Whether or not your child is taking ADHD medication, you may wonder what else might help reduce symptoms. Medication remains the most effective treatment for roughly 80 percent of kids with ADHD (also known as ADD). Behavior therapy can also be helpful. But there are alternative treatments you can try in addition…