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Which types of alternative therapies can be used for ADHD and learning disorders?

Which types of alternative therapies can be used for ADHD and learning disorders?

Others: Interactive metronome (check their website) integrative listening systems (check their website) music lessons martial arts classes. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Learning Disorders (Definition)

A learning disorder or learning disability is a condition in which a person (usually a child) has trouble reading, understanding, working with, or producing speech with words, sentences, paragraphs, ...Read more


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What kinds of alternative therapies can be used for learning disorders? Do any of them work?

What kinds of alternative therapies can be used for learning disorders?  Do any of them work?

Special education : Services help a child with average or above iq & learning disabilities. Language-based ld's are the most common: dyslexia & disorder of written expression. Non-verbal learning disabilities can impact math, social understanding & executive functions. Intellectual disability in a child who has measurable cognitive & adaptive abilities significantly below average also is treated educationally. ...Read more

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Are there any good natural or alternative therapies that help supplement medications given for ADHD inattentive type?

Are there any good natural or alternative therapies that help supplement medications given for ADHD inattentive type?

Yes: There are several promising studies using zinc, magnesium, vit b6 amino acids, phosphatidylserine and neurofeedback.There are also numerous studies proving the efficacy and safety of medications (if used properly by a knowledgeable physician) behavioral intervention and parent skill training, although time consuming is efficacious and for the most part free of side effects.Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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What can l do to help my son he has add, adhd, & a learning disorder? He takes no medicine. It's hard to teach him. What can l do its hard to reach him

What can l do to help my son he has add, adhd, & a learning disorder?  He takes no medicine. It's hard to teach him. What can l do its hard to reach him

Professional consult: Children with add, adhd, and/or ld can be very challenging. Since I do not know your son's age or grade, I do not know what the school's involvement is; has the teacher made suggestions?; have you observed the teacher during a class?; have you consulted with any school specialists?; have you observed the specialists?; if he has not had a complete educ/psychol. Evaluation, pl. Consider doing so. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a non verbal learning disorder coupled with ADHD and aspbergers syndrome?

What to do if I have a non verbal learning disorder coupled with ADHD and aspbergers syndrome?

NVLD vs. Asperger's: You certainly have a difficult combination. Asperger's disorder is an anxiety disorder with weak social pragmatics and weakness of the right hemisphere. The symptoms overlap with nvld. Adhd is an independent variable. Neuropsychological testing can help define the areas in need of assistance. Treatment for the anxiety may improve social skills and attention ability. ...Read more

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Are there good alternative therapies for borderline personality disorder?

Are there good alternative therapies for borderline personality disorder?

Not that I am aware : Of. The major problem is in interpersonal relationships, so the hallmark of treatment is developing a more healthy relationship with a therapist and dialectic behavioral therapy for the self harming behaviors. ...Read more

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Are there any effective alternative therapies for treating menstrual disorders?

Are there any effective alternative therapies for treating menstrual disorders?

Menstrual disorder: Depends on what kind of mentrual disorder you are referring too. There are many types of menstrual disorders with many types of treatment. ...Read more

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What exactly are alternative therapies for neurological disease?

Alternative treatmen: This depends on what neurological disease you are referring to. There are many neurological disease, and many of which have different alternative treatments. ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for fabry disease?

Are there safe alternative therapies for fabry disease?

Enzyme Replacement: Enzyme replacement therapy can reduce lipid storage, ease pain, and improve organ function. ...Read more

Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Adhd (Definition)

ADHD is characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Behavioral intervientions are often tried first ...Read more