inattention

Why teens need up to 10 hours’ sleep
Why teens need up to 10 hours’ sleep (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Technology, other distractions and staying up late make is difficult, but researchers say teenagers need to make time for 8-10 hours of sleep a night to optimise their performance and maintain good health and wellbeing. As soon as teens get ... Read More »

Farsighted children struggle with attention
Farsighted children struggle with attention (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Farsighted preschoolers and kindergartners have a harder time paying attention and that could put them at risk of slipping behind in school, a new study suggests. An estimated 4 to 14% of preschoolers have moderate farsightedness, or hyperopia, but it ... Read More »

Childhood and the touchscreen revolution
Childhood and the touchscreen revolution (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Concerns that tablet computers may harm children’s development appear to be unfounded, early research by Swinburne scientists suggests. Children began to play with tablet computers as soon as they came out in 2010, immediately generating fears that the technology might ... Read More »

Tablet technology to help children with autism
Tablet technology to help children with autism (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Monash University researchers have developed the world’s first tablet technology designed to assist children with developmental disabilities such as autism and Down Syndrome. The technology aims to help children stay focused, in a bid to facilitate learning and inclusion within ... Read More »

After-school exercise program enhances cognition in 7-, 8- and 9-year-olds
After-school exercise program enhances cognition in 7-, 8- and 9-year-olds (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A nine-month-long, study involving 221 children found that those who engaged in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes a day after school saw substantial improvements in their ability to pay attention, avoid distraction and switch between cognitive tasks, ... Read More »

40% of children have poor sleep schedules and 20% are sleep deprived
40% of children have poor sleep schedules and 20% are sleep deprived (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Sleep is vital for healthy bodies and minds, but worrying research shows one in five Australian children don’t get enough of it. Sleep specialists are using World Sleep Day on March 14 to head into schools across Australia and New ... Read More »

Childhood defiance correlated with drug dependence whereas inattention suggests susceptibility to smoking
Childhood defiance correlated with drug dependence whereas inattention suggests susceptibility to smoking (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children who exhibit oppositional behaviour run the risk of becoming addicted to nicotine, cannabis and cocaine whilst inattention symptoms represent a specific additional risk of nicotine addiction. Nevertheless, hyperactivity in itself does not seem to be associated with any specific ... Read More »

 
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