A Guide for Parents of Children with ADHD

How can you spot signs of ADHD in children? ADHD symptoms can vary by age and it is important for parents to be alert to this. The core symptoms (inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity) can appear at any age, but at each life stage one predominates over the others. In the preschool age (Infant Education), hyperactivity … Read more

How do I detect if my child is autistic?

Dr. Fernandez Fernandez, specialist in Pediatric Neurology, is an expert in the treatment of behavioral disorders and learning disorders. With more than 10 years of experience, he is the coordinator of the Pediatric Neurology Area of the Andalusian Institute of Pediatric Neurology and of the ADHD Group of the European Society of Pediatric Neurology. In … Read more

The Consequences of Confinement in Autistic Children

What does it mean for an autistic person to be confined at home with no opportunity to go outside? When we use the term “spectrum” of autism, we are referring to a wide range of signs and symptoms, as well as different clinical profiles and intellectual levels; thus conceptualizing the classic autistic symptomatology in a … Read more

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that causes sufferers to have difficulties in regulating their activity level (hyperactivity), in inhibiting or curbing their thoughts and/or behaviors (impulsivity), and in maintaining attention in tasks that require cognitive effort (inattention). It is therefore a maladaptive pattern, disproportionate and inappropriate to the child’s age, with symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity … Read more

Warning signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Dr. Russi explains the symptoms and warning signs of autism spectrum disorder in the first year of life, between two and three years of age and at the school level, that is, between three and five years of age. Warning signs of autism spectrum disorders: first year of life Significant irritability or passivity Poor eye … Read more

How do I know if my child has ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder in childhood. It is a cognitive-behavioral disorder with a very heterogeneous clinical symptomatology although identifiable through some core symptoms: inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity, generally well defined, which evolve throughout life. It most frequently affects males, but can be suffered by any person regardless of … Read more

What is a neuropediatrician

A neuropediatrician is a pediatrician who has specialized in treating specific pathologies of the nervous system of newborn children, infants and adolescents. In addition, the neuropediatrician pays special attention to neurodevelopment and the interferences that may occur due to disease, whether neurological or not. In the same line, he also studies how the nervous system … Read more

Can the coronavirus affect my epileptic child?

Since the declaration of the State of Alarm (RD463/2020) as an emergency measure to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV2 infection (COVID-19), the population has become aware of the seriousness of the current pandemic. Although data suggest that children are at less risk of developing a severe respiratory illness than adults, those with chronic pathologies such … Read more

Cross-lateralization: myth or reality?

Dr. MarĂ­a Eugenia Russi Delfraro explains that most people have a natural preference for one side of their body; this is called “laterality”. This side is usually the right (in the case of right-handed people) or the left (in the case of left-handed people). When the person is able to use both sides of the … Read more

Learning disabilities in preterm infants?

A newborn is considered to be full term when it has had a gestation of more than 37 and less than 42 weeks gestation. So by definition, all babies born at less than 37 weeks gestation will be preterm, while those born after 42 weeks will be postterm. However, regardless of the gestational age of … Read more