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Developmental Disorders and Screening Test

Childhood disorders or developmental disorders, most often occur and are diagnosed when the child’s of school-age. According to Department of Health, Hong Kong, there are basically ten types of developmental disorders. Hearing Impairment Visual Impairment Cerebral Palsy Autistic Spectrum Disorders Dyslexia Mental Retardation & Developmental Delay Language Delay Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Development Co-ordination Disorder Anxiety Disorder Other than Cerebral Palsy, Development Co-ordination Disorder and…

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What is Special Educational Needs (SEN) ? The case in Hong Kong

The term ‘special educational needs‘ has a legal definition, referring to children who have learning problems or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. In Hong Kong, under the prevailing government policy, children with severe or multiple disabilities attend special schools where they are provided with intensive support services. Other students with SEN are placed in…

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5 ADD Interventions That Apply to All Kids

  A friend of mine has been going through the very lengthy and detailed process of testing her son for Attention Deficit Disorder. As I listened to her explain the symptoms, many sounded like my daughter. One expert describes this kind of brain as choosing what is most interesting instead of what’s most important. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve sent my daughter to turn…

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ADHD Not a Real Disease. Scientist claims everyone fits some of the criteria for ADHD

One of the world’s leading pediatric neuroscientists, Dr. Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D, recently stated publicly that Attention Deficit/Hyper-Activity Disorder (ADHD) is not ‘a real disease,’ and warned of the dangers of giving psycho-stimulant medications to children. Speaking to the Observer, Dr. Perry noted that the disorder known as ADHD should be considered a description of a wide range of symptoms that many children and adults exhibit, most of which are factors that everyone of us displays at some point…

5 Strategies To Help Your Child Combat ADHD

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly referred to as ADHD, is a neurobiological disorder characterized by developmentally inappropriate impulsivity, inattention, and hyperactivity. People with ADHD can be very successful in their life. For example, some well-known people have been diagnosed with ADHD such as Albert Einstein (scientist), Dwight D. Eisenhower (US President), Hillary Duff (actress/singer), Whoopi Goldberg (actress), Jason Kidd (basketball player), and Suzanne Somers (actress). However, without appropriate…

Different Options for Coping with ADHD

The key behavioral signs of ADHD in children are inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Adults with ADHD often exhibit signs of depression, mood swings, anger and relationship issues, poor time management skills, and procrastination. Research indicates that it is caused by a genetic chemical imbalance in the brain and therefore can be inherited although there are some who believe that factors like food additives contribute to the disorder. Most do agree though that triggers…

Link between ADHD-like behaviour and sleep habits

A new study finds that children’s bedtime habits can lead to a misdiagnosis of ADHD, according to the New England Center for Pediatric Psychology. “ADHD is a difficult diagnosis because its based on symptoms,” Dr. Mary Graber said. “We require that kids have symptoms in more than one situation.” The study by the New England Center for Pediatric Psychology found that children who do not…