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Autism and ADHD – Do They Run in Families?

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Autism & ADHDDo They Run in Families? Researchers recently reporting in an article by HealthDaily News; Autism, ADHD in One Child Tied to Raised Risk in Siblings, that autism and ADHD are so closely linked that they not only run in families, but each increases the risk of the other in future siblings. Researchers found that younger siblings of children…

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Home Activities That Improve Executive Functioning

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Home Activities That Improve Executive Functioning- Written by Michael Smith,Play Attention's Lead Executive Function Coach  Play Attention improves the cognitive skills that lay the foundation for strong Executive Functioning, but many of our clients would like to know other activities they can do outside of their Play Attention sessions to improve cognitive skills even more.  In…

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A Diet That May Reduce ADHD Symptoms

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A Diet That May ReduceADHD Symptoms The Ketogenic diet is very low in carbohydrates and high in fats. Most ADHD diets tell you to increase healthy fats and protein and reduce refined carbohydrates which can regulate blood sugar. This can also reduce mood swings and improve attention. ADDitudemag.com recently published an article reviewing whether the Keto diet…

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How School Stress Negatively Affects Your Child’s Brain – What you can do to help

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How School Stress Negatively Affects Your Child's BrainWhat You Can Do to Help Stress is defined by the American Psychological Association as; any uncomfortable "emotional experience accompanied by predictable biochemical, physiological and behavioral changes. Some stress can be beneficial for our well being; however, when stressors become chronic this is when it can affect our health.” Chronic…

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Do Sleep Problems Cause ADHD?

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Do Sleep Problems Cause ADHD?  We all know that if you don’t get enough quality sleep you will not have good attention. ADDitudeMag.com recently hosted a webinar about how sleep affects the ADHD brain and the two experts, Joel Nigg, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Super, M.D., gave some helpful insight on the subject. Here are some pinpoints from…

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