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Pay Attention: Improving Student Focus and Attention in the K-12 Classroom

Pay Attention: Improving Student Focus and Attention in the K-12 Classroom

We’ve all seen the typical elementary classroom, whether in real life or on television– with the aloof student squirming and struggling to pay attention while most of the class attentively answers questions and discusses the topic at hand. This is a common occurrence, a staple of today’s classroom.

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By | March 17th, 2017|C8Schools|Comments Off on Pay Attention: Improving Student Focus and Attention in the K-12 Classroom

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

The Three Types of ADHD

While it still appears from time to time in some clinical administrative paperwork and other such documents, the term “ADD” (Attention Deficit Disorder) is actually no longer used. In the wake of this, professional psychologists have broken ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) into three classifications, or types of ADHD: “Inattentive ADHD,” “Hyperactive ADHD” and “Combined ADHD,” with each of them exhibiting their own host of manifesting symptoms.

 

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By | March 29th, 2016|C8Kids, C8Parents|1 Comment

ADHD and Its Impact on Academic Performance

Did you know that the range of IQ scores for kids with ADHD is the same as kids who do not have the disorder? ADHD is not a sign of low intelligence. Why then, you might ask, is my child having such a hard time in school? Children with ADHD often have poor grades, low self-esteem, and an inability to interact appropriately with others. ADHD can make it so difficult for the child to control his behaviors that he appears to have an inability to learn. Fortunately, that is not the case. Kids with ADHD are eager learners. All they need is the key to unlocking their potential.

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By | February 25th, 2016|C8Parents, C8Schools|Comments Off on ADHD and Its Impact on Academic Performance

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

Positive Reinforcement and ADHD: A Little Goes a Long Way

Everybody loves praise for a job well done, and positive reinforcement is an effective way to foster self-confidence in your child. If your child has ADHD, giving him praise and positive reinforcement is especially important. Kids who have ADHD need guidelines and boundaries. If you focus on appropriate behavior and reward your child for it, the positive behavior is likely to continue.

Positive reinforcement has many forms. Stickers, behavior charts, and happy faces on completed homework assignments are motivators to encourage a child to strive to excel in the classroom. Trips to the park or family game nights are great ways to reward appropriate behavior at home.
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By | January 28th, 2016|C8Kids, C8Parents, C8Schools|Comments Off on Positive Reinforcement and ADHD: A Little Goes a Long Way

Could Video Games Possibly be Prescribed for ADHD Treatment?

Children with ADHD struggle in the classroom when the symptoms of their condition upset the natural order of things. Distractibility, impulsivity, and inappropriate classroom behavior are obstacles to learning for kids with ADHD. Studies have revealed that 1 in 10 children between the ages of 4 and 17 in the United States have ADHD or other learning disorders.
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By | December 23rd, 2015|C8Kids, C8Parents, C8Schools|Comments Off on Could Video Games Possibly be Prescribed for ADHD Treatment?

Executive Function Disorder vs. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Executive Function Disorder vs. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder in children. The disorder is more common in boys than in girls. Symptoms often persist throughout the teenage years, and even into adulthood. Recent studies indicate that approximately 11 percent of school age children in the United States have a diagnosis of ADHD. The percentage is rising.

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By | November 16th, 2015|C8Healthcare, C8Kids, C8Parents, C8Schools|Comments Off on Executive Function Disorder vs. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Language Processing and ADHD in Children

If your child has ADHD, you are all too familiar with the behaviors and symptoms associated with the condition. Some children with ADHD also struggle with a wide range of language disorders, making it even more difficult to succeed in the classroom. The ability to understand and process spoken and written language is essential to the learning process. The importance of language comprehension begins in infancy and continues throughout adulthood. The child with ADHD is more likely to have a language processing disorder than peers of the same age.

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By | October 20th, 2015|C8Healthcare, C8Kids, C8Parents, C8Schools|Comments Off on Language Processing and ADHD in Children