Link between ADHD diagnoses and academic expectations identified

first_imgLinkedIn Share on Facebook Brosco and co-investigator Anna Bona, a graduating Miller School medical student, found that from 1981 to 1997, time spent teaching 3- to 5-year-olds letters and numbers increased 30 percent. They also discovered that the percentage of young children enrolled in full-day programs increased from 17 percent in 1970 to 58 percent in the mid-2000s. And 6- to 8-year-olds in 1997 saw time spent on homework increase to more than two hours a week, when a decade earlier their peers were studying less than an hour.While ADHD is a neurobiological condition, Brosco said it is influenced by age-dependent behaviors and demands of the environment. As academic activities have increased, time for playing and leisure has decreased, resulting in some children being seen as outliers and ultimately being diagnosed with ADHD. Although Brosco’s study does not prove causality, it does highlight a need for additional research on the effects of increasing academic standards for young children.“We feel that the academic demands being put on young children are negatively affecting a portion of them,” he said. “For example, beginning kindergarten a year early doubles the chance that a child will need medications for behavioral issues.”Brosco added that the study should not be seen as maligning full-day programming or education for young children. Children should, however, participate in learning activities that are developmentally age appropriate. At such a young age, he adds, what’s most important is that kids experience free play, social interactions and use of imagination. For parents eager to spur academic achievement, Brosco recommends putting away the flash cards and worksheets, and instead playing a board game, cooking a meal or reading a book together.“In the United States we’ve decided that increasing academic demands on young children is a good thing,” Brosco said. “What we haven’t considered are the potential negative effects.” Email Pinterestcenter_img A new study led by Jeffrey P. Brosco, M.D., Ph.D., professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has identified a possible correlation between the prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and increasing academic demands on young children.In an article published in JAMA Pediatrics, Brosco hypothesized that increased academic standards since the 1970s have contributed to the rise in diagnosis of ADHD.“When we researched educational and public policy literature for studies that documented time children spent on academic activities, we were alarmed to find how substantially education had changed since the ’70s,” said Brosco, who is also associate director of clinical services at the Mailman Center for Child Development at UHealth – the University of Miami Health System. “From time spent studying to enrollment rates in pre-primary programs, everything had increased, and not surprisingly, in the past 40 years we also saw ADHD diagnoses double.” Share Share on Twitterlast_img read more

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Offshore Wind Defines Innovation Horizon, MAKE Says

first_imgWind turbine technology has matured significantly, resulting in substantial reductions in LCOE and increased competitiveness of wind energy on the grid. Turbines have grown larger, more productive, cost effective and reliable due to technology investments. The next decade will bring further change, but the role of technology has shifted as the industry continues to evolve and work towards LCOE grid parity.Competitive forces have changed in recent years, resulting in wind turbine technology evolution. Cost control has become critical and turbine manufacturers are utilizing platform-based products and asset-light supply chains to maintain a cost competitive position.Many technology initiatives will become more evolutionary in nature, as turbine OEMs leverage existing platforms and technologies, while differences in regional demand will require mass customization of product lines to meet the needs of global target markets. Wind energy is nearing the critical point of grid parity in many markets, where LCOE is competitive with traditional forms of thermal power generation. Much of this progress is due to technical advances, and sustained technology improvements will enable wind to be competitive in a subsidy free environment.Despite long product cycles, offshore wind defines the innovation horizon, as the most radical technological approaches continue to be applied to this segment. The 6-10 MW turbines that will be introduced over the coming years are stretching the limits of traditional technologies, as these turbines require game-changing technologies in order to deliver a cost-effective turbine with reliability to withstand the offshore environment. Every component must be effectively re-engineered at this scale, resulting in dramatically different drivetrains, rotor systems and power electronics.In the onshore segment, technology initiatives will become more evolutionary in nature, as turbine OEMs leverage existing platforms, technologies and cost positions. The risk appetite of onshore developers do not allow for radically different approaches to turbine design. In addition, dramatically different components will suffer from a supply chain with insufficient economies of scale, limiting the cost competitiveness of ‘revolutionary’ technology.MAKE’s 2014 Wind Turbine Trends is a 56-page report which provides  an overview of the global wind industry’s most critical technology trends, the impact those trends have on wind energy’s Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE) and the regional market drivers behind those trends. It focusses on new product development initiatives within the turbine’s strategic components – blades, gearboxes, generators, power converters, towers, and controls.Press release; Image: Narec (Illustration)last_img read more

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Lake Okeechobee Watershed PDT Meeting

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) are the organizers of today’s Project Delivery Team (PDT) meeting for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project.The meeting will enable federal, state and local agencies and tribal governments to provide their input into the project.PDT meeting, taking place today February 15th 2017, from 9 AM – 11 AM, is available via teleconference and Web.The Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project is an Everglades restoration planning effort that aims to increase water storage capacity in the watershed.This will improve water levels in Lake Okeechobee; improve the quantity and timing of discharges to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries; restore degraded habitat for fish and wildlife throughout the study area; and increase the spatial extent and functionality of wetlands.More Infolast_img read more

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Cinderella’s new deal

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited accesslast_img read more

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The legs on the bus go round and round

first_imgLawyers from London and New York firm Mishcon de Reya were among the record 13,000 taking part in the 2018 London Legal Walk. The 10-kilometre event, organised by the London Legal Support Trust, has so far raised more than £725,000 for free legal advice in London and the south east. For more details go to www.londonlegalsupporttrust.org.uk.last_img

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Murder trial involving Pottersville man continues

first_img 83 Views   4 comments LocalNews Murder trial involving Pottersville man continues by: – May 29, 2013 Share Share Justin Joseph of Fond Cole died on 23rd May 2010Four state witnesses testified on day three of a murder trial in which Shane Degallerie of Pottersville is accused of murdering Justin Joseph of Fond Cole on 23rd May 2010.At the High Court on Wednesday, 29th May, 2013, the nine member jury heard evidence from the state’s second witness, Shawn Walsh who was in Joseph’s company on the night of the incident.Walsh testified that on the night in question, Joseph, who was his good friend, Sam and himself were at Evalette’s shop/bar in Steber Street, Pottersville.He said while he and Sam were in the bar, the defendant entered and showed them a knife. He said that he was always “strapped” and if someone had to fight with him, they would need a gun to shoot him. He subsequently left the bar. Thereafter Joseph joined them in the bar and they ordered some drinks, after which the defendant came back in the bar. Degallerie and Joseph talked and laugh for a while and at one point Joseph was telling the defendant for them to take a drink.Wash said at that point he exited the bar and was talking to a friend outside when he heard a high pitch scream. In turning to the direction of the bar, he saw Degallerie with the knife in his hands and what looked like blood on the wall of the shop.Shane Degalleire. Photo credit Facebook profileAccording to Walsh, at that moment he saw Joseph run outside towards Sam’s vehicle and a short time after Sam came running out.Both he and Sam lifted Joseph and transported him to the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) and while there he saw the defendant outside casualty shirtless with a small wound somewhere in his stomach area.Under cross-examination by defense counsel, Zena Dyer the witness said he did not remember seeing blood on the knife.The second witness, Fitzroy Glenroy “Bobby” Joseph testified that he went to Evalette’s bar that night. There, he met the defendant, Leon and another person playing a domino game and joined in.He said while playing he heard “no Shane” coming from the shop and then saw a guy running from the shop and disappeared. He did not indicate who said “no Shane”.Joseph’s sister, Vernetta Toussaint who also took the stand, recalled that she had seen her brother earlier in the day when he visited her at work and later at the Casualty Department of the PMH.The state’s final witness police constable Javid Prince testified that government pathologist Dr. Jeffrey Nine who performed Joseph’s autopsy had left island on 9th April 2012 and has not returned since.When court resumes on Thursday, the jury is expected to hear evidence from Leon Ford. The shop/bar owner Evalette Smith testified on Monday and Tuesday.Justice Birnie Stephenson is presiding over the matter and the state is represented by acting director of public prosecutions Julien Prevost.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweetlast_img read more

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Police investigates Vieille Case shooting

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNews Police investigates Vieille Case shooting by: Dominica Vibes News – July 8, 2015 Share Sharecenter_img 237 Views   2 comments Share One man is nursing injuries at the Portsmouth Hospital following a shooting incident at Vieille Case on Tuesday 7 July 2015. According to reports, Desprit Carbon was shot in the leg on Tuesday sometime after 4:00 pm, while he was standing on the step of his Vieille Case home. Desprit Carbon is the brother of Police Chief Daniel Carbon. Carbon’s mother, who was standing looking through a window, reportedly witnessed the incident. Reports are that three shots were fired at Desprit from across the street; no one has yet been arrested. A family member, although tight lipped on the incident, told Dominica Vibes on Wednesday 8 July that Mr. Carbon is recuperating however; the extent of his injuries could not be confirmed. “Desprit is a quiet man, he is one of the leading farmers in the community, he is not a trouble maker, for all my life I know this man and I have never heard his name in anything. He goes to his garden and back home and maybe hang out now and then,” one Vieille Case resident told Dominica Vibes on Wednesday morning. Police are investigating the incident. The police public relations officer could not be reached for an official report on the incident.last_img read more

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1ST Marielle Basketball League

first_imgIn the elimination round, AsiaLink swept all their matches against Voiceless Marielle, Filominians Villa, Team Protech, GVCS and Medicare arming them with a twice-to-beat incentive in the semifinals.However, AsiaLink did not seem to need the incentive as they blew past Team Protech in the semifinals, setting up a gold medal match with Voiceless Marielle Warriors.In the gold medal match, AsiaLink needed to withstand a tough challenge from Voiceless Marielle Warriors before eking out with a 77-73 victory to complete its unbeaten run in the month-long tournament.Cedie Eraga was the high point man for AsiaLink in the finals with 23 points, while Denry Rodriguez and Alexander Parcon had 16 and 10 points, respectively. Jay-R Seguia carried the fight for Warriors with 28 markers.Also part of the winning team are Roque Dupa, Arfie Orbita, Raymark Arguelles, Kent Quitayen, Jade Bryan Jardio, Jay-R Samones, Jake Fuertes, Bryan Andrade, Adrian Iargo, Ian Doce and Chester Militar.With the tournament now done, Punzalan said his players now shift their focus on IDC’s campaign in the tertiary level of the Iloilo Schools Sports Association Basketball Meet.IDC advanced to the best-of-three finals of the ISSA Meet where they will battle top-seed John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) starting on Monday at the Western Institute of Technology Gym.“Yes we are in the finals of the ISSA Meet so the players cannot relax pa and, in fact, we are now working double time in terms of our training dahil John B. is not a push over,” Punzalan said.“Good thing lang at we were able to participate in Marielle League where we were able to battle with some experienced players. Malaking tulong din ‘yun sa development ng mga players namin,” he added.“I am just hoping that the players can carry the momentum of our win here in Marielle League sa ISSA Meet. We have a good coach naman for IDC in coach Gerardo (Mosquera) so I am confident we can keep in step with John B.,” he concluded./PN ASIALINK-Iloilo Doctors College withstood all their opponents to clinch the championship of the 1st Marielle V. Basketball League held recently at the La Paz Plaza Gym in La Paz, Iloilo City.While it seemed to be a walk in a park for the squad after sweeping their elimination round matches and also winning their semifinals and finals matches, head coach Philip Doce Punzalan said otherwise.“Akala lang siguro ng iba na madali lang dahil na-sweep namin ‘yung mga opponents namin. But the team prepared hard for each of the match. Talagang pinaghandaan namin,” Punzalan told the Buzzer Beater.He added: “We are just fortunate that all of our hard work, our extra training and planning worked on our favor. And also it also helped na almost half of my players were from IDC so blending the team chemistry was not that hard.”last_img read more

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Cavs Cleared of Any Wrong in the Investigation Regarding Former Guard Patrick McCaw

first_img Related TopicsPatrick McCaw The Cavaliers got some good news today regarding the NBA’s investigation into now former guard Patrick McCaw. There was concern that the team might lose a draft pick or get fined over the situation, which was raised up by the Golden State Warriors, but today the NBA said they found “no violation” of anything the Cavs did.Here’s the official statement by the NBA regarding the investigation:The NBA announced today that it has completed its investigation into the Cleveland Cavaliers’ signing and subsequent waiver of Patrick McCaw. Based on the specific facts and circumstances of this matter, the NBA found that there was no violation of the league’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, including the anti-circumvention rules.McCaw was with the Cavs for a very short period of time after the team inked him off waivers from the Warriors, playing in just three games.He had inked a two-year, nonguaranteed contract in December. After the Cavs released him, they were one of the teams in the running to bring him back, but instead he inked a deal with the Toronto Raptors. Matt Loedecenter_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

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Nishikori shot picked as year’s best

first_imgKei Nishikori’s unbelievable tweener lob at August’s Rogers Cup in Montreal was named the best play of the year on Tuesday in a fan poll on the ATP World Tour website.With Nishikori at the net, David Goffin reached the Japanese star’s drop shot and drove him out of the court with a lob. With his back to his opponent, Nishikori lobbed the ball back between his legs. The Belgian could only stand and watch as the ball floated high over his head and hit the line. Kei Nishikori, Roger Federer Fifty-four percent of voters selected Nishikori’s play over a three-shot sequence by Switzerland’s Roger Federer. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 KEYWORDSlast_img read more

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