Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pfizer Epilepsy Scholarship

What Is Pfizer's Epilepsy
Scholarship Award?

A 1-year, $2000 scholarship honoring outstanding students who have:

Overcome the challenges of epilepsy
Been successful in school
Done well in activities outside the classroom or in the community
Shown a desire to make the most out of college or graduate school

Experts in education and medicine will choose the winners.

Winners will receive a 1-year, $2000 scholarship!


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Behavioural rewards 'work like drugs' for ADHD

Behavioural rewards 'work like drugs' for ADHD Behavioral Reward Incentives May Benefit Children With Attention-Deficit Disorders.BBC News (4/18) reported that, according to a study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, "the brains of children with attention-deficit disorders respond to on-the-spot rewards in the same way as they do to medication." Researchers in the UK came to this conclusion after using electroencephalograms to measure "brain activity as children played a computer game, offering extra points for less impulsive behaviour." The investigators "found that the incentives helped the children perform better at the game, although not to the same extent as the child's normal dose of" medications, such as Ritalin (methylphenidate).http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8625741.stm

Sunday, April 18, 2010

New blog for Houston Pediatric Specialists

A first for Houston. Independent pediatric specialists with news, resources and information.

Neurology, Sleep Disorders/Snoring, Infectious Disease, Psychiatry, Pulmonary

Special Needs Library Houston

"Parents of children with special needs know how difficult it is to find the time to locate the most appropriate resources for their family, whether it’s financial aid information, specialized and donated products, therapies, advocates and lawyers to help with the public education system, recreational activities, or other needs for their family. That is why most of us have turned to our informal networks of friends and caregivers to get this information. One group of families decided that it would be much better to expand this network through the Internet, and this website is the result."


Editors note: I can only tell parents and patients about my experience and what the books tell me about childhood neurologic. Parent networks and libraries such as this one keep us informed on the day-to-day operational facts and helpful hints. I recommend this resource