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ADHD Treatment: CDC Recommends Therapy Before Drugs

Government health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are urging medical providers to refer parents of preschoolers who exhibit symptoms of ADHD to therapy sessions, rather than turning first to medication. Taking a closer look at the CDC’s viewpoint and discussing the benefits of a full cognitive and exercise program will help shed some light on why decisions regarding treatment are not easy ones for parents to make.
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By | July 8th, 2016|C8Parents, News|Comments Off on ADHD Treatment: CDC Recommends Therapy Before Drugs

Kids with Vision Problems at Higher Risk for ADHD

The American Academy of Optometry recently published a study on their findings from the CDC’s national survey of children’s health. What its members found was that children with vision problems were two times more likely to develop ADHD. Examples of these types of vision problems included disorders of eye alignment (more commonly known as crossed eyes) and eye movement (nystagmus), with researchers – led by Dawn K. DeCarlo, OD, MSPH, FAAO of the University of Alabama at Birmingham – analyzing data from the cross-sectional 2011-2012 National Survey of Children’s Health, itself conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Further, the sample included 75,171 children aged between four and 17, with telephone interviewers having asked about the child’s vision as assessed by a health care provider, ADHD, intellectual impairment and condition severity.

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By | June 20th, 2016|C8Kids, News|Comments Off on Kids with Vision Problems at Higher Risk for ADHD

Dr. Wexler to Speak at SXSWedu in March

C8 Sciences is happy to announce that our co-founder and Chief Scientist, Bruce E. Wexler, M.D., will be presenting at the SXSWedu conference in Austin Texas on Monday, March 7, 2016.

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By | February 3rd, 2016|News|Comments Off on Dr. Wexler to Speak at SXSWedu in March

Treating ADHD with Video Games? A CBC Radio Interview

Treating ADHD with Video Games?

Dr. Wexler Says “All Games are Not the Same”

Bruce Wexler, the highly regarded psychiatric neuroscientist from Yale University, was recently interviewed on Canada-based CBC Radio about the specifics behind video games and treating ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). The interview comes in the wake of Dr. Wexler developing his own game that he believes boasts potential as a “non-pharmaceutical ADHD intervention” method to improve focus and mental agility, and also comes in the midst of an overwhelmingly formidable gaming culture raised on a steady diet of games – a culture which, inexplicably to many, encompasses kids and adults.

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By | June 9th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Treating ADHD with Video Games? A CBC Radio Interview

ACTIVATE™ Featured In CEI Educational Newsletter

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It was the prolific sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov who once lamented that society’s wisdom could not keep up with scientific breakthroughs. If that was true in Asimov’s day, it is ever more true today. We have noticed it especially in the areas of research we happen to specialize in: neuroplasticity and ADHD. That’s why we’re always so grateful to see the work of C8 Sciences and Dr. Bruce Wexler get the attention it deserves.

In their Wow! newsletter, the Center for Educational Improvement delved into the science of working memory, a subject we’re all familiar with here at C8 Sciences. In the context of the subject, the newsletter ran a terrific story entitled: “Working Memory, ADHD and a Non-Invasive Cost-Effective Intervention for Schools: Yale’s C8 Science ‘ACTIVATE™’.” In case you’re not a newsletter subscriber yourself, we wanted to take a moment and hit the highlights of the article, because the authors did a wonderful job explaining ACTIVATE™ to a whole new audience.

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By | February 13th, 2015|News|Comments Off on ACTIVATE™ Featured In CEI Educational Newsletter

Brazil and China: Two Countries Making a Difference in the Treatment of ADHD

Dr. Bruce Wexler’s Travel Blog

Brazil and China: Two Countries Making a Difference in the Treatment of ADHD

My time spent researching neuroplasticity and cognitive function has opened the doors to a number of rewarding experiences, but my recent travels to Brazil and China will forever hold a special place in my heart. Wrapped up in our progress with American children, it’s easy to forget the intense global interest that surrounds ADHD and why our work with ACTIVATE™ is so important.

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By | January 9th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Brazil and China: Two Countries Making a Difference in the Treatment of ADHD

Studies on the Correlation Between Physical Exercise and ADHD

Recent Studies on Physical Exercise and ADHD Corroborate ACTIVATE™’s Unique Approach to ADHD Therapy

When it comes to addressing ADHD symptoms in children, there have been extensive studies concentrating on medication and very few concentrating on adjunctive therapies. While Ritalin, Adderall and other promising medications have proven effective, the scientists behind the ACTIVATE™ program wanted to explore therapeutic territory left largely ignored. Now, C8 Sciences’ bold approach to ADHD therapy is being corroborated by some major new scientific studies.

While ACTIVATE™ takes a multi-pronged approach to cognitive training, the physical exercise portion of the program has always been key in getting extraordinary results. Mainstream science has lagged in linking physical exercise and ADHD improvement, but a new study from Michigan State University shows that ACTIVATE™’s remarkable achievements are no fluke.

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By | November 26th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Studies on the Correlation Between Physical Exercise and ADHD

C8 Sciences Launches New Global Cognitive Training Studies

C8 Sciences Launches New Global Cognitive Training Studies

C8 Sciences recently announced new studies taking place in countries around the world using its ACTIVATE™ program. The results of these studies could be vital in showing how ACTIVATE™ has such a profound impact on ADHD and other brain disorders.

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By | October 31st, 2014|News|Comments Off on C8 Sciences Launches New Global Cognitive Training Studies

Harvard University Working Memory Case Study Published

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“Building the Brain’s Air Traffic Control System”: A Harvard University Working Memory Case Study

A recently released Harvard University working memory case study thoroughly and exhaustively investigated the way in which early experiences shape the development of executive function in the human brain. To call the study “exhaustive” is really an understatement; with some 11,000-plus words devoted to the core material, it would take a great deal of time to go through every aspect of these pages…but we’ll do our best within the context of this blog to break down the essential ingredients of the study into a more compact summary.

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By | August 25th, 2014|C8Schools, Case Studies, News|Comments Off on Harvard University Working Memory Case Study Published

Helping Children with Autism Using Brain Training Apps

ACTIVATE Continues Helping Children with Autism and Revolutionizing Education with Brain Training Apps New Features

Helping Children with Autism Using Brain Training AppsWe’ve always been a fan of brain training apps. While many argue a lot of technology is making us brain lazy, the other side of the coin is there exists a number of brain training apps designed to have a positive impact on our brains. There are solutions that, among other things, challenge executive function, improve memory and strengthen logic, push your cognitive capacities, and enhance reaction time and thinking skills. Best of all, besides keeping your mind sharp and active, these brain training apps manage to do so under the guise of game play and fun.

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By | January 13th, 2014|C8Healthcare, C8Kids, C8Parents, C8Schools, News|Comments Off on Helping Children with Autism Using Brain Training Apps