A growing number of American schoolchildren are being diagnosed with disorders that impact their ability to succeed in school.
According to the National Institute for Mental Health, the number of American children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is growing. Children are often diagnosed with ADHD after a teacher spots the symptoms of ADHD, such as struggling to follow instructions, difficulty focusing or becoming bored too quickly.
Sensory Processing Disorder is another condition influencing student success, impacting one in 20 children, according to the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation. Children with this diagnosis may appear oversensitive to smells and noise, unaware of pain or people, and may become easily overwhelmed.
Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are another growing population. ASD, also referred to as Pervasive Developmental Disorder, includes the diagnoses of Asperger’s Syndrome, Rett’s disorder and Childhood integrative disorder. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in 88 children has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
While drugs are often the first approach to managing a medical condition, parents may be curious about other options. Apex Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Cincinnati is offering natural ideas for managing these concerns. Parents and teachers can learn about drug-free approaches to treating ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder during an informational session on Tuesday, February 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Springfield Township Senior Center. An RSVP is required to attend. To reserve your seat, call Apex Chiropractic at (513) 931-4300.
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