Attention deficit disorders

Youngest kids in class may be more likely to get ADHD diagnosis

(HealthDay)—A new study from Iceland adds to existing evidence that kids are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder if they're among the youngest in their grade at school.

Health

New screening tool helps identify children at risk

When a baby is born, new parents often wonder, "Will he be the next President of the United States?" or "Could she be the one to find a cure for cancer?" But the underlying question for many specialists is, "Is this child ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Educate yourself to boost achievement in kids

With school days just around the corner, a University of Michigan researcher has some advice for parents who want to increase their children's academic success.

Health

Preemies born in poverty 4 times less likely ready for school

Advances in neonatal care enable two-thirds of premature babies born with respiratory problems to be ready for school at an appropriate age, but those living in poverty are far less likely to be ready on time than their better-off ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Large-scale study shows power of pre-k

Scientists from UNC's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) today reported that Georgia's Pre-K Program produces significant positive outcomes for children, regardless of family income level or English language ...

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