Essential Oils for ADHD: Can Essential Oils Enhance Focus in ADHD Children?

Excerpt from: http://www.brainbalancecenters.com/blog/2014/10/essential-oils-adhd/ A search on the Internet results in a lot information about essential oils for ADHD children, with claims that certain types of oils help kids concentrate better. Parents looking to essential oils should approach them with caution because there isn’t much scientific research on the topic. What Are Essential Oils? Essential oils are extracts fromContinue reading “Essential Oils for ADHD: Can Essential Oils Enhance Focus in ADHD Children?”

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and sensory modulation dis… – PubMed – NCBI

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are impulsive, inattentive and hyperactive, while children with sensory modulation disorder (SMD), one subtype of Sensory Processing Disorder, have difficulty responding adaptively to daily sensory experiences. ADHD and SMD are often difficult to distinguish. To differentiate these disorders in children, clinical ADHD, SMD, and dual diagnoses were assessed.Continue reading “Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and sensory modulation dis… – PubMed – NCBI”

The Most Common Misdiagnoses in Children | Child Mind Institute

Excerpt from:  The Most Common Misdiagnoses in Children | Child Mind Institute. When symptoms have multiple causes, mistakes are made By Linda Spiro When you have a headache, you know there are many possible causes, ranging from the mild to the very serious. When you see your doctor, she will likely ask you detailed questionsContinue reading “The Most Common Misdiagnoses in Children | Child Mind Institute”

HealthyChildren.org – Improving Family Communications

Reblogeed from: Improving Family Communications: via HealthyChildren.org – Improving Family Communications. How can I improve communications in my family? Here are a few important ways to build healthy communication Be available: Make time in everyone’s busy schedule to stop and talk about things. Even 10 minutes a day without distractions for you and your childContinue reading “HealthyChildren.org – Improving Family Communications”

Tree Hugging Now Scientifically Validated – Uplift

The author points to a number of studies that have shown that children show significant psychological and physiological improvement in terms of their health and well being when they interact with plants and trees. Specifically, the research indicates that children function better cognitively and emotionally in green environments and have more creative play in greenContinue reading “Tree Hugging Now Scientifically Validated – Uplift”

ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDERS

ATTENTION DEFICIT AND HYPERACTIVITY DISORDERS by Lawrence Wilson, MD © December 2009, The Center For Development Today one out of every five children is diagnosed with a behavior or learning disorder. It is often a nightmarish experience for both parents and children. Also, the problem does not necessarily end when the children grow up. ItContinue reading “ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDERS”

Reblogged article: Your food influences your mood: The second brain residing in our stomachs | | Independent Editor’s choice Blogs

Your food influences your mood: The second brain residing in our stomachs | | Independent Editor’s choice Blogs.     Now, scientists just need to make the link between how cortisol inlfuences the gut brain and we will know that stress causes an increase in food and other types of sensory sensitivities….. The moral ofContinue reading “Reblogged article: Your food influences your mood: The second brain residing in our stomachs | | Independent Editor’s choice Blogs”

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: The Gifted/ADHD Connection

As an educational consultant and private tutor, I’ve seen children medicated needlessly. I’ve seen the prevalent side effects, I’ve heard from frantic Moms after their sons were rushed to the emergency room. The sad fact is that the majority of children who are diagnosed as ADD or ADHD often by their teachers!, are actually highlyContinue reading “Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: The Gifted/ADHD Connection”