Inside the adult ADHD brain
Anne Trafton | MIT News Office June 10, 2014
Brain scans differentiate adults who have recovered from childhood ADHD and those whose difficulties linger.
About 11 percent of school-age children in the United States have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). While many of these children eventually “outgrow” the disorder, some carry their difficulties into adulthood: About 10 million American adults are currently diagnosed with ADHD. Read Article
Even when test scores go up, some cognitive abilities don’t
Anne Trafton, MIT News Office December 11, 2013
MIT neuroscientists find even high-performing schools don’t influence their students’ abstract reasoning.
To evaluate school quality, states require students to take standardized tests; in many cases, passing those tests is necessary to receive a high-school diploma. These high-stakes tests have also been shown to predict students’ future educational attainment and adult employment and income.Read the article
New process may diagnose the dyslexia in children earlier
(NECN) October 7, 2013
Some early warning signs of dyslexia include delayed speech, problem with phonetics, trouble creating words that rhyme and family members with a history of dyslexia.
John Gabrieli said kids who have language skills that put them at risk for dyslexia, even before they read, have smaller and less organized fibers.
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