by Dr. Steve B. Zimbalist, author of The Brain Revolution: The New Science of Neurodevelopment and a former chief neuroscientist at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School.
“If you have a child with ADHD or a child who has autism, you know what I mean?
You have to develop the brain to get to the level of understanding,” Dr. Zombalist said in an interview with Breitbart News.
“We’re going to see an acceleration in the years ahead with the development of the brain.”
The latest research by Drs.
Zon and Bussmann suggests that a growing body of research indicates that the development and training of the nervous system and its functions is the primary focus of brain development.
“I think there’s a lot of progress, but not much progress yet,” Dr Zombals research fellow, Dr. Matthew B. Bussman, said.
“The amount of work that’s being done is really going to determine how well we’ll be able to keep up with the demand of the population.”
Brain training is a critical component of brain-training programs, Dr Zombalas research assistant, Dr Jennifer Bussan, said in a phone interview with the Breitbart News team.
“Brain training is not just about building muscle, but also building the brain,” Dr Bussans research fellow Dr. Andrea J. Zoback, also a neuroscientists, said, adding that brain training is crucial to the development process.
Dr. Bompan added that she believes the emphasis on training the brain will ultimately lead to more successful outcomes for children and adults with ADHD and autism.
“It’s going to change the way we think about children and their development and how we treat them,” she said.
Brain training programs, which focus on improving cognitive skills and other aspects of the mental health of children, typically emphasize cognitive behavioral therapy, in which the goal is to improve mental health in children by teaching them to use their brains.
Dr Bompans research team has studied the effectiveness of such cognitive behavioral therapies, and found that, in general, the more cognitive-behavioral therapies a child receives, the less likely they are to experience negative outcomes from the interventions.
“This is not a matter of giving kids more money or more toys,” Dr P.M. Boparapu, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Washington, said of the research.
“What it is is that children who are receiving cognitive behavioral treatments have more positive outcomes.”
Dr Bopan added, “I’m really concerned about this being an area of growth that’s going away, and it’s going in the direction of being more expensive and more difficult to do.”
Bompann and Bopas research team also found that the more a child is exposed to cognitive behavioral programs, the lower the likelihood that they will experience adverse outcomes from those interventions.
The study also found a significant correlation between cognitive behavioral and brain-development programs, with the more children in a given program the more likely they were to be cognitively functioning as expected.
“For us, we saw a correlation between children’s cognitive ability and cognitive development.
But the way that we measured cognitive ability was more sensitive to cognitive development,” Dr T.J. Bumpus, a professor of pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and an expert in child cognition, said via phone interview.
“And so if a child was less than optimal cognitively, they were more likely to have a problem in the cognitive development of those brains.”
Dr. T.M./J.P. Bumper, a psychologist at the New York University School of Medicine, said he believes that the increased focus on brain development is a necessary step toward addressing the mental illness and other mental health issues that are often linked to the disorder.
“There is no question that the most effective treatment is to treat the underlying mental health problems,” Dr Traci Bumpum, a psychiatrist and co-author of the study, said by phone.
“But that doesn’t mean we should stop there.
“These children have mental health disorders that are very hard to treat,” Dr N.”
Children are more likely if they have ADHD to have trouble learning new things, they are more apt to have difficulty sleeping, they have trouble getting along in school and they are less likely to be able and willing to take their medication,” Dr C.J./T.B. Bumgarner, a pediatrician at the Child Psychiatry and Developmental Institute at the Hospital of the University at Buffalo, agreed.
“These children have mental health disorders that are very hard to treat,” Dr N.
B/P.B./B.M., a pediatric neurologist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and University of Maryland Medical Center, said on the phone.
However, he noted that he also believes the focus on education is key to the success of cognitive behavioral treatment programs.
“You can’t just say, ‘I’m going to focus