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Working Memory Deficits, Emotional Regulation and ADHD

The Journal of Attention Disorders published research on working memory deficits, emotional regulation, and ADHD.  Previous research indicates that emotional regulation is related to the development and refinement of executive functions, such as inhibition, planning, and working memory.

The Journal of Attention Disorders published research on working memory deficits, emotional regulation, and ADHD.  Previous research indicates that emotional regulation is related to the development and refinement of executive functions, such as inhibition, planning, and working memory. Methodology of the Study This study investigated the functional relationship between varying working memory demands and ADHD-related […]

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One Simple Tip to Improve Inhibitory Control in ADHD

Inhibitory control allows children to control their impulses and responses to stimuli. Here is one simple tip to improve inhibition in children with ADHD.

Do you work with or parent a child with ADHD?  Inhibitory control allows children to control their impulses and responses to stimuli.  Inhibition is part of executive function skills and it can be difficult for children with ADHD.  It is actually a primary cognitive deficit in ADHD. A recent study indicated that changing sleep patterns can […]

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How to Improve Emotional Self-Regulation Among Children with Autism and Attention Disorders

How to Improve Emotional Self-Regulation

This is a super helpful article on how to improve emotional self-regulation among children with autism and attention disorders.  It is a guest post from OnlinePsychology@Pepperdine, the online Masters in Applied Behavioral Analysis program from Pepperdine University. Do the children that you work with get distracted easily and need to be repeatedly reminded to complete a simple […]

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Extended Time for Tests – What Does the Research Say?

Extended time for tests what does the research say

Extended Time for Tests – What Does the Research Say? If you work with students with ADHD, you are most likely familiar with the accommodation of extended time for tests.  Many students with ADHD and other disabilities have extended time of varying degrees for certain subjects.  Recent research examined the objective effectiveness of extended examination time. […]

Motor Performance and Social Problems in Children with ADHD

Motor Performance and Social Problems in Children with ADHD

Motor Performance and Social Problems in Children with ADHD The Journal of Attention Disorders published research on motor performance and social problems in children with ADHD comparing parent and teacher ratings on the Conners’ Rating Scales-Revised.  The participants included 129 children (9-12 years old) who were assessed with the McCarron Assessment of Neuromuscular Development for […]

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Eye Movements and ADHD

Children with ADHD have decreased attention span and inhibition and increased hyperactivity and impulsivity.  Recent research discussed eye movements and ADHD.  Approximately 3-7% of school-aged children have ADHD, therefore, learning more about the visual system of these children is important.

Eye Movements and ADHD Children with ADHD have decreased attention span and inhibition and increased hyperactivity and impulsivity.  Recent research discussed eye movements and ADHD.  Approximately 3-7% of school-aged children have ADHD, therefore, learning more about the visual system of these children is important. Research on the Visual System and ADHD There has been a considerable […]

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Fidget Spinners and ADHD – What Does the Research Say?

Fidget Spinners and ADHD - What Does the Research Say?

Fidget Spinners and ADHD – What Does the Research Say? Do you have students who are still crazy about fidget spinners?  Perhaps you have teachers asking what is the benefit to the fidget spinners?  Or maybe you have teachers ready to take the fidget spinners and throw them in the garbage!  The Journal of Attention […]

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Handwriting, Working Memory, and ADHD

Handwriting, Working Memory, and ADHD

Handwriting, Working Memory, and ADHD Handwriting is an important skill for written expression in school and at work.  Many times children with ADHD may display difficulties with legibility and speed of handwriting during school activities.  Recent research examined handwriting, working memory, and ADHD in 16 fourth and fifth-grade children compared to age-matched control children.  Each […]

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Acute Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Cognitive Flexibility in Children with ADHD

Acute Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Cognitive Flexibility in Children with ADHD

Acute Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Cognitive Flexibility in Children with ADHD Journal of Attention Disorders published research investigated the acute effects of aerobic exercise on cognitive flexibility in children with ADHD along with heart rate variability.  Using a cross-over design, 36 participants (18 children with ADHD and 18 neurotypical peers) completed cognitive assessments following exercise […]

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Sensory Processing Disorder, Daily Functioning, and ADHD

Sensory Processing Disorder, Daily Functioning, and ADHD

Sensory Processing Disorder, Daily Functioning, and ADHD The European Journal of Paediatric Neurology published research on sensory processing disorder, daily functioning, and ADHD.  The study included 77 children, ages 8-11 years old (37 with ADHD and 39 typical controls).  Each child was evaluated using the Conner’s Parent Rating Scale-Revised: Short Form (CPRS–R:S), the Short Sensory Profile […]