Some families have opted to use homeschooling for their children with ADHD and other executive function disorders. Homeschooling offers the ability to customize how your child learns, but there are challenges as well.
New research conducted in the United Kingdom and Taiwan lends more credence to the idea that Omega-3 fish oil supplements can improve the attention of children with ADHD as much as conventional drug treatments when they have low blood levels of omega-3. This could lead to more personalized ADHD treatments incorporating nutritional supplements.
Research has shown that up to seven of every 10 children with ADHD have clinical sleep disturbances. This is important because disturbed or inadequate sleep can exacerbate the symptoms of ADHD including hyperactivity, impulsivity, or irritability. Here are a number of steps parents can take to help a child with ADHD get a better night’s sleep.
Recent research conducted at Florida International University has estimated that on average, families of kids with ADHD spent $15,036 per child—not including medication or therapy—and families of kids without ADHD spent $2,848 over the course of a child’s development. The study aims to alert parents to the importance of early diagnosis and treatment to help reduce the impact on the family.
A study conducted in Finland is demonstrating how ADHD symptoms can persist from childhood into adulthood with negative consequences if left untreated. It is a rare look at the progression of ADHD symptoms. The study findings underscore the importance of diagnosing and managing both childhood and adult ADHD.