Consider how research support for ADHD treatments are typically established. The ‘gold-standard’ approach would be a randomized-controlled trial in which children with ADHD are randomly assigned to the treatment or control group. The treatment, whatever it happens to be, would be carefully implemented in a research-based protocol. If possible [Read more…] about Survey: Parents view Exercise as more effective than Prescription Medications to treat children with ADHD
Given the ongoing changes and controversies surrounding ADHD diagnosis and treatment, let us highlight 5 key articles written by Duke University’s Dr. David Rabiner to summarize recent scientific findings and their implications, plus a very relevant online course to help parents and professionals help children with ADHD.
- Key insight: Evidence-based guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics on the evaluation and treatment of ADHD are frequently not followed. Many children are diagnosed with ADHD in the absence of clearly meeting DSM diagnostic criteria, and behavioral treatment is rarely recommended.
- Key data point: Pediatricians prescribed ADHD medication to roughly 93% of youth diagnosed with ADHD. Documentation that behavioral treatment was recommended, however, was present in only 13% of the charts.
In order to successfully promote children’s healthy brain development, every parent whose child has been diagnosed with ADHD should learn how to systematically navigate and monitor the range of potential ADHD treatments based on the latest scientific evidence. This course aims at providing the necessary information, frameworks and toolkits to make well-informed decisions, in conjunction with professional advice, about medication, behavioral therapy, exercise, neurofeedback, working memory training, meditation, diet and supplements.
By the end of this 6‑hour online, self-paced course participants will have gained the understanding and information required to navigate, prioritize and monitor ADHD treatments, both conventional and complementary, to maximize short-term and long-term healthy brain development for children with ADHD. Click HERE to learn more and purchase access (20%-off discount code: SB20)
“Behavioral therapy should be used before medication in treating children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research. [Read more…] about Challenging status quo: Why shouldn’t behavioral therapy, instead of medication, be first-line treatment for ADHD?
Dear SharpBrains reader,
I hope you are doing well.
I am writing to let you know about an upcoming online course on how to navigate ADHD treatments that I am developing with Alvaro Fernandez, founder of the SharpBrains service tracking applied brain science. The course will take place this May, and is intended to equip parents and allied professionals with the information they need to [Read more…] about New course to provide an updated review of conventional & complementary ADHD treatments
Dear colleagues and friends,
?We are pleased to announce an exciting collaboration between SharpBrains and the Attention Research Update to offer a new online course in May 2015, designed to equip participants with the understanding and information required to navigate and prioritize ADHD treatments–both conventional and complementary–to maximize healthy brain development for children with ADHD.
Course description: Every parent whose child has been diagnosed with ADHD should learn how to systematically navigate and monitor the range of potential ADHD treatments based on the latest scientific evidence. This course will provide the necessary information, frameworks and toolkits to make well-informed decisions, in conjunction with professional advice, about medication, behavioral therapy, exercise, neurofeedback, working memory training, meditation, diet and supplements.
Who this is for: This new course can be a valuable resource for parents whose child has been diagnosed with ADHD and also for professionals seeking to stay updated.
- Dr. David Rabiner, founder of the Attention Research Update, is an Associate Dean and a Research Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University.
- Alvaro Fernandez, named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, is the co-author of The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age (2013).
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Friends of SharpBrains can register with a 10% discount using promotional code: sharp2015
Wishing you and yours an excellent 2015,
- The SharpBrains Team