September 10th, 2014
Before-school physical activity may help improve a child’s attention span in the classroom.
A new study suggests offering daily before-school, aerobic activities to younger at-risk children could help in reducing symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in the classroom and at home.
Michigan State ...
September 8th, 2014
New research may help to dispel the fear that watching fast-paced television programs adversely affects young children’s ability to concentrate.
In fact, the research suggests the programs may give children some additional benefit in performing other tasks.
The study was presented at the British ...
September 5th, 2014
A new approach that includes stimulant and antipsychotic medication, along with parent training on behavioral management techniques, has been found to reduce aggressive and serious behavioral problems in aggressive children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
The approach is welcomed as finding a safe ...
August 27th, 2014
The debate continues on whether prenatal antidepressant use increases the risk of autism among children.
New research suggests prior findings that show an increased risk of autism after medication use, may actually reflect the known increased risk associated with severe maternal depression.
The new ...
August 19th, 2014
Although physical disabilities have declined among U.S. children, there has been a sharp rise in mental and developmental problems, especially in those from wealthier families, according to a 10-year analysis published in the journal Pediatrics.
Children from poor families, however, still bear the ...
August 18th, 2014
New brain-imaging research reveals how the brain reorganizes itself as children learn basic math facts.
"As children learn basic arithmetic, they go from solving problems by counting on their fingers to pulling facts from memory," researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine ...
August 16th, 2014
A new study has found significant mental health problems, including behavioral issues, in children whose parents are incarcerated.
In fact, according to researchers ...
August 14th, 2014
A novel method to diagnose attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be in plain sight.
In a new study from Tel Aviv University published in Vision Research, involuntary eye movements accurately reflect the presence of ADHD, as well as the benefits of stimulants used to treat the ...
August 13th, 2014
Emerging research has discovered that many common behavioral problems stem from the same neurocognitive deficits.
The finding suggests that disorders may be detected, and cared for early in the spectrum of care by focusing on a few critical behaviors.
Investigators from the University of ...
June 20th, 2014
A new study suggests a possible biological link between youth musical training and improved executive functioning in both children and adults.
Researchers from Boston Children's Hospital used functional MRI brain imaging to show that musically trained individuals demonstrated enhanced activation of specific areas ...