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Parent Tips of ADHD Teens: School Issues and Social/Peer Relationships

Conference Transcript David: Good evening. I’m David Roberts. I’m the moderator for tonight’s conference. I want to welcome everyone to Our topic tonight is for Parents of ADD, ADHD Teens. We’ll be covering school issues, social and peer relationships, what to do during the summer, driving issues, how you, as a parent, can help your…

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Animal-Assisted Therapy

Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) is gaining momentum amongst behavior therapists across America. A publication in the Western Journal of Nursing Research and the Journal of Developmental Disorders recently advocated for the use of animals, specifically canines, in the treatment of pervasive developmental disorders (PDD). Such disorders include autism, Rett’s, childhood disintegrative disorder, Asperger’s and other PDD…

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Benefits of Aqua Therapy Amongst Children with ASD

Recent studies by the Franciscan Hospital for Children, Boston University, and Drexel University uncovered evidence that developmental rehabilitation through aquatic therapy aided in combating the negative behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Researchers Maria A. Fragala-Pinkham, Stephen M. Haley, and Margaret E. O’Neil conducted a 14-week program with children diagnosed with ASD to test…

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Vaccine Has No Links to Autism

MMR shot is associated with increased risk of febrile seizures – considered harmless but in rare cases can flag underlying epilepsy Today, the journal Pediatrics published an update to the 2011 Institute of Medicine report on the safety of early childhood vaccines. The new study, “Safety of Vaccines Used for Routine Immunization of U.S. Children: A Systematic Review,”…

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Stories of Success: Two ADD Individuals Struggling Through Childhood to Adult Success

Straight-forward, positive problem-solving helped one mom support her kids to overcome challenges. Over seventeen years ago, just a week and a half into kindergarten, my bright, sweet five-year-old daughter Dria told me she had “failed seven times, once each day” for failing to follow her teacher’s directions. By first grade, she had fallen into the…

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Tips on Coping with ADD

A mother of an ADD child has 19 helpful suggestions for parenting a child with Attention Deficit Disorder and coping with the challenges. A Mother’s Point of View The following is a compilation of personal thoughts and ideas derived from several years experience raising my son, an interesting, delightful, and lovable child, acquired by using…