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ADD, ADHD and Academic Performance

ADD, ADHD and Academic Performance

Maximizing academic performance depends on the educational system and the student. On the next Line One, host Dr. Woodard will discuss a leading cause of school underachievement, attention deficit disorder, with Dr. Lyn Clark of Anchorage. Topics discussed will include causes of ADD/ADHD, symptoms, diagnosis, other problems often accompanying ADD/ADHD, and treatment options proven to be effective. KSKA: Monday, April 14, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:
April 11, 2014

Helping the Autistic Child

There is a proven therapy to help children with autism. It is not a cure but it does help. On our next program we discuss the use of Applied Behavioral Analysis in the education and management of children with autism with Rebecca Parenteau of The Alaska Center for Autism and Suzanne Letso of the Connecticut Center for Child Development. KSKA: Monday 12/9 at 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm Listen Now
December 6, 2013
Accessible Playgrounds in Juneau a Work in Progress

Accessible Playgrounds in Juneau a Work in Progress

It’s recess at Glacier Valley Elementary School. A dozen kids run straight to a piece of playground equipment that looks like a three dimensional spider web. They climb onto the webbing where they hover ten feet off the ground. Elsewhere in the playground, students crawl up ladders, go down slides, pump their legs on swings. Listen Now
August 29, 2013

POV: Neurotypical

Watch Neurotypical - Trailer on PBS. See more from POV.

Four-year-old Violet, teenaged Nicholas and adult Paula occupy different positions on the autism spectrum, but they are all at pivotal moments in their lives. TV: Monday 7/29 at 9:00pm
July 28, 2013

Alaska News Nightly: December 31, 2012

Coast Guard Still Assisting Crew Of Shell Drill Rig; Autism Bill, Other Measure Take Effect Tuesday; Congress Remains In Deadlock On Fiscal Cliff Deal; Suspect In Mail Thefts Arrested; Lance Mackey Wins Top of the World 350; Long-Time APD Officer Retires; Rasmuson Foundation Pledges Millions To Arts In Alaska; Alcohol Abuse Not Always Talked About In Rural Alaska
December 31, 2012

Chickenpox Outbreak Hits Homer, Soldotna

An outbreak of chickenpox in Soldotna and Homer has state public health officials worried about the high number of local children who are not receiving vaccinations.
October 1, 2012

Alaska News Nightly: June 21, 2012

Firefighters Respond To Interior Wildfire; Senate Passes Farm Bill With Minor Cuts To Food Stamps; Plankton Bloom Discovery Prompts Scientists To Rethink Arctic Food Web; Officials Issue 33 Citations For Illegal Fishing On Kuskokwim; Yukon To Close To Subsistence King Salmon Fishing; Wrangell Medical Center Board Of Directors Fire Hospital CEO; State Senators Hose Alaska Rocket and Space Summit; Law Will Require Insurers Cover Autism
June 21, 2012
Dogs That Take Their Jobs Seriously

Dogs That Take Their Jobs Seriously

Service dogs make a difference in the lives of the disabled by providing companionship and assistance. They can play an important role as guide dogs for the blind, and there are many other types of dogs that medically assist their handlers with epilepsy, diabetes, autism, post-traumatic … Read More

May 11, 2012

Alaska News Nightly: April 16, 2012

Gov. Parnell Calls Special Session To Review Oil Tax Reform; Bills Offer Potential For New Natural Gas Access; Legislation Requires Insurance To Cover Medically Necessary Autism Treatment; Few Details Released On ComSta Kodiak Shootings; Stevens Prosecutor Heads To Private Sector; UA Regents Meet On Kenai Campus; Scientists Anticipate Average Fire Season; Caroline Cannon Wins Goldman Environmental Prize; Holland America Cuts Eagle Tour Route; Budget Includes Funds For Road From Petersburg To Kake; Ken Anderson Wins Kobuk 440
April 16, 2012

Photo Gallery: Conference of Young Alaskans Delgates

The mission of the Conference of Young Alaskans is to connect young Alaskans to a rich history, a vibrant present and a thriving future. The conference will draw delegates from across the state to consider the challenges facing Alaska and her people. Together, delegates will develop an overall vision statement, goals and proposed courses of action in five issue areas. Meet the delegates.
December 21, 2011

A Young Alaskan’s Yearning for Independence Satisfied

September 7 was a red letter day for Mark Falsey. That was the day he got to show off the bedroom in the house he would soon be moving into. Mark was giving personal tours as part of the ribbon cutting ceremony for Elmore House, the third in The Arc of Anchorage’s “Five Homes in Five Years” building campaign. Read more.
December 7, 2011

Austism in the Schools

The number of diagnosed autistic and Asperger syndrome children in Anchorage continues to rise. KSKA's A Closer Look focuses on some of the educational programs for those children and their parents. KSKA: Monday 10/3 at 1:00 pm Saturday 10/8 at 6:30 pm
September 30, 2011

Alaska News Nightly: September 6, 2011

Legislators Investigate North Slope Employment Report Discrepancy, Bokan Part 1: UCore Eyes Mine on Prince of Wales, Postal Service Might Lose $10 Billion This Fiscal Year, New Autism School Slated to Open Next Year, Fort Wainwright Soldier Dies in IED Attack, Military Revises Training Airspace Proposals, OCS Says No Plan to Cut Petersburg Social Worker
September 6, 2011

Alaska News Nightly: March 29, 2011

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March 29, 2011
Kids These Days!: September 7

Kids These Days!: September 7

Tuesday, September 7 at 2pm, repeating at 7pm

The Infant Brain and Early Language Acquisition

Dr. Patricia Kuhl is internationally renowned for her research on the infant brain and early language acquisition and she spoke with KTD! host, Shana Sheehy, all about her fascinating work … Read More

September 6, 2010
Line One: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication

Line One: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication

Many people believe America’s children are being over-medicated for disorders such as autism, ADHD, anxiety and depression. On the next Line One, host Dr. Woodard explores this topic with  Judith Warner author of  We’ve Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of MedicationRead More

April 26, 2010
Line One: Popular Health and Body Myths

Line One: Popular Health and Body Myths

Does sugar cause hyperactivity? Does airborne vitamin C, zinc or echinacea prevent “colds?”  Do vaccines cause autism? Learn the answers to these questions and how we know when Dr. Woodard interviews Aaron E. Carroll, director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research at … Read More

November 9, 2009
Line One: Popular Health and Body Myths

Line One: Popular Health and Body Myths

Does sugar cause hyperactivity? Does airborne vitamin C, zinc or echinacea prevent “colds?”  Do vaccines cause autism? Learn the answers to these questions and how we know when Dr. Woodard interviews Aaron E. Carroll, director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research at … Read More

November 9, 2009
Line One: Hepatitis

Line One: Hepatitis

In honor of World Hepatitis Day, Dr. Woodard welcomes Dr. Brian McMahon, recipient of the Hepatitis B Foundation’s “Distinguished Scientist Award 2009” and Ginger Provo, Nurse Epidemiologist with the State of Alaska. World Hepatitis Day is Tuesday May 19. Are … Read More

May 18, 2009
Line One: Health and nature

Line One: Health and nature


Most Americans need to be more active. A great way to do this is to take advantage of outdoor activities and what better place to do this than Anchorage? Today on Line One, Dr. Woodard discusses the health benefits of outdoor activity with Bob Read More

January 19, 2009