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October 2017

7 Facts You Need To Know About ADHD

1. ADHD is Real Nearly every mainstream medical, psychological, and educational organization in the United States long ago concluded that Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a real, brain-based medical disorder. These organizations also concluded that children and adults with ADHD benefit from appropriate treatment. 2. ADHD is a Common, Non-Discriminatory Disorder ADHD is a non-discriminatory disorder affecting people of every age, gender, IQ, religious and socio-economic background. In 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the percentage of children in the United States who have ever been diagnosed with ADHD is now 9.5%. Boys are diagnosed two to three times as often as...

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What is a Sensory Processing Disorder?

Does your child crash into walls? Does she throw a tantrum when you try to brush her teeth? Does he cover his ears in a crowded amusement park or shy away from birthday parties? Does she seem insensitive to pain, or overly sensitive to sound or light? If so, your child may be one of many children who have difficulty processing the information that they take in through their senses.  When children have difficulty processing or making sense of the sensory information they take in, they may have difficulty responding appropriately in a given situation or environment.  When this difficulty is...

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