Monday, September 10, 2007
From the NIMH: "A genetic variation that boosts risk for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) paradoxically appears to predict who will grow out of the learning disability. Scientists found that brain development in ADHD-afflicted children with this variation was out of whack at age 8 but normalized by 16. ADHD symptoms in this group were also more likely to disappear with age."
Isn't that interesting? But also don't forget that finding that young gifted kids were more likely to have a late blooming pattern in terms of their frontal cortical development (executive function). So how should this impact our expectations? our educational process? or medical treatments?
Outgrowing ADHD? (Thanks, HT: 2E Newsletter)
Eide Neurolearning Blog: Biology of Late Bloomers