ADD / ADHD, ADD / ADHD Treatment, Dyslexia

Noise, types of dyslexia and ADHD

A quick round up of some interesting studies. On the Eide Neurolearning Blog they have an interesting look at how the distribution of the different types of dyslexia and also about outgrowing ADHD.

In Sweden, they have been doing research on the impact of white noise (static) on the performance of children ADHD. Unexpectedly they found that it improved the performance of those with ADHD but reduced the performance of the control group of non-ADHD kids. The author goes on to speculate that dopamine levels underly this behaviour. A summary of the research can be found on Medical News Today or you can read the researcher’s thesis on the subject: Noise Improves Cognitive Performance in Children with Dysfunctional Dopaminergic Neurotransmission [ PDF ]