Topic: Study finds brain neurotransmitter may be key in ADHD
Children diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have significantly lower concentrations of the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain compared with typically developing children.
Kennedy Krieger Expert Advises Parents on What to Look for During Early Childhood
Young children often have problems paying attention or concentrating, but when are these problems serious enough for parents and teachers to be concerned? According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 11 school-aged children are diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), but research suggests that the warning signs often appear even before the demands of school begin. As many as 40 percent of children have significant problems with attention by age four, and ADHD is now the most common mental health disorder diagnosed in the preschool years.
Representatives from the Center for Learning and Development and Department of Neuropsychology at Kennedy Krieger Institute will be attending the Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) Regional Education Conference on ADHD in Baltimore on Saturday, May 19, 2012.
Interactive Autism Network asks families to report on bullying experiences of children with ASD
(Baltimore, MD) -- Today, the Interactive Autism Network (IAN Project) launches a national survey to study the impact of bullying on children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Bullying, a pervasive problem among youth, has attracted the national spotlight in recent months because of the lasting, and sometimes tragic, effects on children and teenagers across the country.
Kennedy Krieger researchers uncover structural features of the brain that may contribute to disorder’s development
(Baltimore, MD) -- A study published today in AJP in Advance, the online advance edition of The American Journal of Psychiatry, the official journal of the American Psychiatric Association, reveals for the first time shape differences in the brains of children with ADHD, which could help pinpoint the specific neural circuits involved in the disorder. Researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Md.
Study Reveals Link Between Early Number Sense and Elementary Math Scores
September 14, 2011 (Baltimore, MD) -- A new study published today in the journal PLoS ONE reports that the precision with which preschoolers estimate quantities, prior to any formal education in mathematics, predicts their mathematics ability in elementary school, according to research from the Kennedy Krieger Institute.
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