Austin and Central Texas students are heading back to school this month with new backpacks, lunchboxes, and probably a few butterflies in their stomachs. There’s always an air of excitement surrounding the new school year when meeting new friends and teachers, and of course, reconnecting with old ones. This year, there may be some bits
ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, has become one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders affecting children and adolescents. The CDC’s most recent report on ADHD estimates that there are more than 6 million kids affected by this condition in the United States. Yet for young people living with ADHD, there is still often confusion
As of 2016 more than 6 million children in the U.S. had ADHD (CDC), and that number has likely only increased over the past five years. ADHD, or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a common neurological disorder that causes children (and adults) to be easily distracted, have difficulty paying attention or lose focus, or act impulsively.
How much do you know about ADHD? There’s a fair chance that someone in your immediate circle is affected by it. According to a recent study in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), roughly one in ten children and teens in the U.S. face challenges of this common neurodevelopmental disorder. The CDC also says
Do you know what “FFFF” is? It stands for Fight, Flight, Freeze and Fib. These words describe our natural reactions when we are confused, scared or challenged. For special needs children, especially those with ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the FFFF response can easily go from zero to sixty in no time at all.
Students across Central Texas are heading back to school over these next few weeks. But whether they are going back in person, online, or participating in a hybrid option, there are bound to be fears and anxieties (both for children and parents) with the start of this new school year. Child Neurology Consultants of Austin’s
The FDA recently approved a new type of therapy for children (between the ages of eight and twelve years old) with ADHD in the form of a videogame. The game is called EndeavorRX and is available solely by prescription from a doctor. Dr. Dilip Karnik, one of Child Neurology Consultants of Austin’s board-certified pediatric neurologists
Join us on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. CT The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented change and stress. To help support our families during this time, we have launched a series of video broadcasts streamed live on Facebook about various topics that impact our patient families. You can access our past videos here.
Could there be a link between a TBI (traumatic brain injury, like a concussion) suffered early in childhood and ADHD later on? New research hints that may be a possibility. A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that young children hospitalized with a head injury may be at a greater risk for developing ADHD
Holiday gift-giving for children can be overwhelming to say the least. There are so many options, and no shortage of advertisements wooing them on TV, online, and everywhere else in between. There are additional considerations in order too when choosing a gift for a child with a learning and developmental disorder, like autism, or ADHD.