Kids have an increased risk of developing attention problems if their mothers inhaled a lot of one particular type of air pollution during pregnancy, a study finds

BY SHARON OOSTHOEK DECEMBER 5, 2014 In a new study published November 5 in the journal PLOS ONE, Frederica Perera and her Columbia University team found that non-smoking pregnant women having high levels of pollutants called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons or PAHs risk having 5x as many children with ADHD. The biggest sources of these PAHs: […] Continue reading →

Dyslexia Likely Not Caused by Ocular Motility Disorders

Medscape News Lara C. Pullen, PhD December 05, 2014 A functional MRI dyslexia study was recently reported 11/30/14 by Ibone Saralegui, MD and colleagues in Chicago at the Radiological Society of North America 100th Annual Meeting. Their results indicated that patterns of brain activation in readers with ocular motility disorders and normal individuals were similar […] Continue reading →

Sight Method of Teaching Reading Causes Dyslexia

New American 25 November 2014 by Sam Blumenfeld The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) recently reaffirmed their belief that “Dyslexia is a language-based learning disorder. Its causes are still not completely clear.” However, the well known author-educator Blumenthal disagrees. Because English words are not ideographically read like Chinese, he believes dyslexia results from the traditional visual […] Continue reading →

ADHD pandemic causes researchers to fidget A global surge in diagnosis and treatment may have more to do with marketing than medicine

Brandeis Now By Leah Burrows Nov. 18, 2014   In a recent paper in the journal Social Science and Medicine, lead author Conrad provides many reasons for this rapid increase in the world-wide diagnoses of ADHD and the use of stimulants. The most important factor is not science but ADHD advocacy groups working closely with […] Continue reading →