Month: July 2013

Need For Special-Ed Teachers Provides Opportunities For Millennials « CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Young people right out of college call it a crisis as the unemployment rate among the millennials is high. CBS 2′s Jim Williams reports there is a profession with lots of job openings, but the work is

Brain Test to Diagnose A.D.H.D. Is Approved

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration announced on Monday that it had approved the first brain wave test to help diagnose attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children. The test uses an electroencephalogram, or EEG, with sensors attached to a

ADHD Drugs Are Dangerous

Studies of Children With Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Find Little Change It’s no longer shocking to hear of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder—and others simply facing a big test—taking ADHD medicine to boost their performance in school. But new studies point

Sensory processing disorders in kids

(Medical Xpress)—Sensory processing disorders (SPD) are more prevalent in children than autism and as common as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, yet it receives far less attention partly because it’s never been recognized as a distinct disease.   In a groundbreaking

Adderall Experiment: What Happens When Someone Who Doesn’t Have ADHD Takes Adderall

I’d wondered for years about ADHD drugs. Then I decided to try them for myself for a week. Here’s what went down. Posted by Sandy Hingston – Ten years ago, my husband and I faced a question so many parents

The Right Incentive Can Erase an Autism Deficit

With the right incentive, such as winning a prize, children with autism do fairly well at inferring the thoughts and beliefs of others, according to a new study By Jessica Wright and With the right incentive, such as winning

Baylor Rett syndrome researcher to receive top honor

By David Templeton – A noted molecular geneticist at Baylor College of Medicine whose work uncovered the genetic foundation for several neurological disorders has been named this year’s recipient of the University of Pittsburgh’s Dickson Prize in Medicine. Huda Y.

Special-needs student’s classroom outbursts led classmate’s parents to seek restraining order

Effort came to end after elementary school, CCSD officials transferred disruptive student By Paul Takahashi An 8-year-old special-needs boy was transferred from a Clark County School District classroom late this spring after a classmate’s parents filed court papers to seek

Rare In-Vitro Technique Raises Autism Risk

A rare in-vitro fertilization technique that addresses male infertility is associated with an increased risk of autism and mental disability in children, compared with standard methods, according to a study that may prompt parents and doctors to take steps to

Battling Dyslexia

By: Rifka Schonfeld – Eric McGehearty, a nationally acclaimed artist with advanced graduate degrees, is also an inspirational speaker who shares his struggles and successes as a dyslexic. His artwork reflects his difficulties reading and helps audiences see into the