Aspertools: The Practical Guide for Understanding and Embracing Asperger’s, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Neurodiversity

By: Dr Harold Reitman If you ask Dr. Harold Reitman, labels are a lousy way to describe a unique human being, whether it's Asperger's, high functioning autism, ADHD, dyslexia, Tourette's or even the so-called neurotypical brain itself. One size does not fit all. Everyone's brain is different. Helping others 'get it' when it comes to [...]

Helping a Child with Nonverbal Learning Disorder or Asperger’s Disorder: A Parent’s Guide

By: Kathryn Stewart The book offers readers ways to evaluate their child’s strengths and weaknesses in areas such as visual and spatial functioning, writing problems, information processing and organizational skills, social and emotional capabilities, language skills, and interactive abilities. It offers specific strategies for intervening and helping the child to cope with these obstacles, such [...]

Why Some Children on the Autism Spectrum Are Misdiagnosed with ADHD

Asperger's Syndrome no longer exists as a standalone diagnosis. But many of the symptoms associated with this type of Autism Spectrum Disorder are mistaken for ADHD along the way. Find out if your doctor is on the right path. By Eileen Costello Asperger's and ADHD Most children with symptoms formerly associated with Asperger's Syndrome, [...]

Neuropsychiatric Disorders and Pediatric Psychiatry

Theory of Mind and Neurodevelopmental Disorders of Childhood Research Article From: Pediatric Research (2011) 69, 101R–108R; doi:10.1203/PDR.0b013e318212c177 By: Baris Korkmaz Abstract To a large extent, the human infant is socialized through the acquisition of a specific cognitive mechanism known as theory of mind (ToM), a term which is currently used to explain a related set of intellectual abilities that [...]

Cognitive Flexibility, Theory of Mind, and Hyperactivity/Inattention

Research Article From: Hindawi - Child Development Research Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 741543, 10 pages By: Brad M. Farrant, Janet Fletcher and Murray T. Maybery Abstract The present study analyzed the concurrent and longitudinal relations among cognitive flexibility, theory of mind, and hyperactivity/inattention in a sample of 70 typically developing children ( age = 61.4 months, SD= 8.3 [...]

What if Paleo Really Is the Answer?

Studies show that a high-protein, low-sugar, no-additive diet, combined with ADHD-friendly supplements, can improve symptoms for kids and adults. Dr. Sandy Newmark explains. By: By Sandy Newmark, M.D. Food for Symptom Relief I've used nutritional interventions for hundreds of people with ADHD during the past 24 years. Dietary changes can result in significant improvements [...]

The co-occurrence of autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children – what do we know?

By Yael Leitner Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) often co-occur. The DSM-IV had specified that an ASD diagnosis is an exclusion criterion for ADHD, thereby limiting research of this common clinical co-occurrence. As neurodevelopmental disorders, both ASD and ADHD share some phenotypic similarities, but are characterized by [...]

The effect of ADHD on the life of an individual, their family, and community from preschool to adult life

By V A Harpin Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic, debilitating disorder which may impact upon many aspects of an individual’s life, including academic difficulties, social skills problems, and strained parent-child relationships.  Whereas it was previously thought that children eventually outgrow ADHD, recent studies suggest that 30–60% of affected individuals continue to show significant symptoms of the disorder into adulthood. Children with the disorder are at greater risk for longer term negative [...]

ADHD Rates Rise Around Globe, but Sympathy Often Lags – The New York Times

By KATHERINE ELLISON NOVEMBER 9, 2015 11:58 AM Last year, Sinan Sonmezler of Istanbul refused to keep going to school. His eighth-grade classmates called him “weird” and “stupid,” and his teachers rebuked him for his tendency to stare out the window during class. The school director told his parents he was “lazy.” Sinan has attention-deficit hyperactivity [...]