Parents

The End of Chiropractic

An article written by 3 chiropractors and a PhD in physical education and published on December 2, 2009 in the journal Chiropractic and Osteopathy may have sounded the death knell for chiropractic. The chiropractic subluxation is the essential basis of chiropractic theory. A true subluxation is a partial dislocation: chiropractors originally believed bones were actually out …

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Standard of care for children

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS POLICY STATEMENT Organizational Principles to Guide and Define the Child Health Care System and/or Improve the Health of All Children Committee on Pediatric Workforce Scope of Practice Issues in the Delivery of Pediatric Health Care ABSTRACT. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of nonphysician pediatric clinicians …

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Hillcrest ADHD Support Team

Hillcrest ADHD Support Team (HAST) is a support forum for parents, teachers and adolescents which is overseen by Dr John Flett. It draws on the expertise of professionals who deal with ADHD to answer queries and provide support. We hold regular meetings and post onto our Facebook page. For more information on how to join HAST …

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Further Information

Complementary and Alternative Treatments Overview and Principles In the past decade, there has been a tremendous upsurge of scientific and public interest in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD). This interest is reflected not only in the number of scientific articles, but also in the explosion of books and articles for parents and teachers. Great strides have been …

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Psychosocial Treatment

Psychosocial Treatment for Children and Adolescents with AD/HD* Psychosocial treatment is a critical part of treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) in children and adolescents. The scientific literature, the National Institute of Mental Health, and many professional organizations agree that behaviorally oriented psychosocial treatments—also called behavior therapy or behavior modification—and stimulant medication have a solid base …

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Managing Medications

Managing Medication for Children and Adolescents with ADHD* Individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience chronic problems with inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity to a greater degree than the average person. It is a lifespan disorder, affecting children, adolescents and adults. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurobiological condition affecting 5-8 percent of school age children.1,2,3,4,5,6,7 with symptoms …

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Reading and Writing Strategies

Reading and writing strategies for children with an attention deficit disorder (ADD) Afrikaans version download [wpdm_file id=6] 1. This is the most common problem area for children with an ADD. They are often verbally proficient and have a wide general knowledge, but they find it difficult to get it down on paper. The main reason …

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Helping to Understand ADHD

Understanding ADHD. What is ADHD? Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder characterized by developmentally inappropriate impulsivity, inattention, and in some cases, hyperactivity. Everyone has occasional difficulty sitting still, paying attention, or controlling impulsive behavior. For some children and adults, however, the problem is so pervasive and persistent that it interferes with their daily lives …

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Child & Adolescent Assessment

Child & Adolescent Assessment Edit Entry ASSESSMENT PACK Parents Assessment pack Download [wpdm_file id=9] Teachers Assessment pack Download [wpdm_file id=10] In order to maximise time spent during consultation the following should be made available at least one week before appointment. Child Assessment Instructions Your child is being assessed for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and …

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