Talking About ADHD Language Guide

AADPA is excited to release the newly developed ‘Talking about ADHD’ guide. The guide was developed in conjunction with Neurodevelopment Australia and has been endorsed by the ADHD Foundation, ADHD Australia, and Parents for ADHD Australia.The aim of the guide is to encourage people to think about and stop using words/rhetoric (including words that elicit …

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Developmental Language Disorder and Mental Health

Will every person diagnosed with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) struggle with their mental health? How do you support a loved one with mental health challenges? What do health professionals and educators need to know about working with people with DLD who also have mental health issues? In this very practical episode of The Talking …

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Can Your Home Affect Your Child’s ADHD?

Researchers at the University of NSW are seeking volunteer research participants to identify home features impacting children and adolescents with ADHD. By participating in this research you can help us better understand how to make homes more suitable for people living with ADHD. Who Can ParticipateBe over the age of eighteen, andBe a parent guardian …

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Drug Turns Back the Clock on Cognitive Decline

Could this be the proverbial silver bullet necessary to enhance cognitive function amongst an XXY community and more, early signs certainly seem to point that way. Bring on the human trials, our community is more than ready for this. When faced with stressful stimuli — anything from oxygen or nutrient deprivation to viral infections — …

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Children with ADHD can now be prescribed a video game

The American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) permitted marketing of the first game-based digital therapeutic device to improve attention function in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The prescription-only game-based device, called EndeavorRx, is indicated for paediatric patients ages 8 to 12 years old with primarily inattentive or combined-type ADHD who have demonstrated an …

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Connection Between Hubs Responsible for ADHD & ASD

Between 14-30% of children and adolescents worldwide have learning difficulties severe enough to require additional support. These difficulties are often associated with cognitive and/or behavioural problems. In some cases, children who are struggling at school receive a formal diagnosis of a specific learning difficulty or disability, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia or developmental language disorder, or …

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What are the Differences Between Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Neurodevelopmental conditions is a name doctors and scientists give to differences from the expected brain and behaviour development during childhood. There are many ways that brain development can be different. One of the most well known neurodevelopmental conditions is autism, which has some similarities with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), but also some important differences.