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Will Your Child Inherit ADHD?

Whether you have recently been diagnosed with ADHD, have been living with ADHD for many years, or suspect you have undiagnosed ADHD, a question almost all parents  ask is: “Will my children have ADHD, too?” The answer to this question depends on several factors. The most significant cause of ADHD is genes, which means that […]

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COVID19 Parents

No Covid-19 vaccine for SA ‘any time soon’, as long as we keep having Loadshedding.

The chance of SA getting a significant volume of the vaccine in the next few months is “improbable”, said Wits University, professor of vaccinology Shabir Madhi. “The most highly optimistic projection is that we’d be fortunate to get any by the end of the second quarter next year.”The other problem is that the vaccine needs […]

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Alternative medicine 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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Newborn chiropractic care Where is the evidence?

Newborn chiropractic care: Where is the evidence? Share   ABC Health & Wellbeing By Bianca Nogrady Updated 20 June 2016 at 10:49 am First posted 20 June 2016 at 10:38 am YOUTUBE: This clip from RN includes segments from the original video showing Ian Rossborough doing spinal manipulation on a newborn To first-time parents, handling […]

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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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Medications Parents

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 […]