health & dyslexia: diet & nutrition medication

Medication & Dyslexics

vegThere will always be debate over whether certain medications can help to control children with ADHD and some other specific learning difficulties (SpLDs).

Some children have had excellent results once the right medication has been sorted out. Medication where appropriate, should only be used with other forms of treatment, i.e., psychotherapy, behaviour therapy etc and if it is re-assessed regularly. The most common form of medication used is Methylphenidate (Ritalin) and Dextroamphetamine Dexedrine, Adderall).

It should be noted however, that there is still a lot of controversy over these medicines and used only as a last resort.