Youngest children in class more likely to be diagnosed with learning disability

(University of Turku) Children born in December are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with a learning disorder as those born in January. ADHD was found not to affect the association between month of birth and the likelihood of a learning disability diagnosis.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Abstract The clinical use of the quantitative EEG (QEEG) from the pioneering work of John has received a new impetus thanks to new neuroimaging techniques and the possibility of using a number of normative databases both of normal subjects and of subjects with definite pathologies. In this direction, the term personalized medicine is becoming more and more common, a medical procedure that separates patients into different groups based on their predicted response to the quantitative EEG. This has allowed the study of single subjects and to customize health care, with decisions and treatments tailored to each indivi...
Source: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Clin EEG Neurosci Source Type: research
This article was based on an older article originally published onMay 20, 2017. ↩
Source: The Splintered Mind by Douglas Cootey - Category: Psychiatry Tags: ADHD Goodreads Writing Source Type: blogs
This study investigated the association of a performance-based measure of executive functioning (EF) with academic, social, and behavioral performance ratings in a convenience sample of 153 children aged 5 to 12 (78% male, 83% Caucasian) diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Multivariate regression showed that above and beyond age and ADHD severity, poorer EF performance was uniquely associated with more impairment in reading, written expression, and math by teacher report, and more impairment in the overall school and reading domains by parent report. ADHD symptoms were more strongly associated w...
Source: Journal of Learning Disabilities - Category: Disability Authors: Tags: J Learn Disabil Source Type: research
Families of children with neurodevelopmental disorders are especially vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic. Physical distancing requirements and closure of schools and services in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic are likely challenging to everyone but may be particularly impactful for families with children with neurodevelopmental disorders ([NDDs], eg, intellectual disability, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder [ADHD], autism spectrum disorder [ASD]). Although a small number of children may experience less stress or anxiety due to reduced social and academic expectations,1 for many children with NDDs, and par...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: These normative ranges and predictive model can be used to provide a benchmark of self-efficacy to indicate how youth may respond to a concussion, and to inform clinical care during recovery. PMID: 32910683 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Brain Injury - Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research
Conclusions: Findings provide additional evidence that ADHD-related functional impairment ratings are susceptible to noncredible presentation and highlight the need for assessors to include both SVTs and PVTs in ADHD evaluations. PMID: 32924813 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The risk for major psychiatric disorders was consistently elevated across all types of FDRs of individuals with ASD. FDRs of individuals with ASD-ID are at further higher risk for ASD and schizophrenia. Our results provide leads for future investigation of shared etiologic pathways of ASD, ID and major psychiatric disorders and highlight the importance of mental health care delivered to at-risk families for early diagnoses and interventions. PMID: 32914742 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychological Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Psychol Med Source Type: research
I came across this old blog post that I never shared here. It’s from March 2013. I updated it a bit. I hope you enjoy it.If I thought ADHD could throw monkey wrenches into my plans before, divorce was like dumping the entire plumber ’s toolbox into the works instead. It’s taken a bit of time to heal, to sort out the mess, and to know what to do with all those monkey wrenches.We have joint custody so we split parental duties as well as time spent with the kids right down the middle. She gets medical, and I get school. Since I am in charge of making sure my girls ’ school paperwork is in order, I like...
Source: The Splintered Mind by Douglas Cootey - Category: Psychiatry Tags: ADHD Family Goodreads Somnambulating Source Type: blogs
Authors: Iasevoli F, Barone A, Buonaguro EF, Vellucci L, de Bartolomeis A Abstract INTRODUCTION: Neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) are a group of complex and heterogeneous disorders, caused by the disruption of normal brain development. Antipsychotic agents are frequently used in these disorders to treat maladaptive conduct. However, a systematic evaluation of their safety/tolerability in NDDs is still lacking. Given the unique neurobiology of NDDs, antipsychotics may be expected to elicit distinctive side effects. AREAS COVERED: PubMed was systematically searched for all published studies from 1980 until 202...
Source: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Drug Saf Source Type: research
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