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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

New Programs Help Prepare Low-Income Children for School Success

Jan. 28, 2016 — New pediatric programs report an increase school readiness in children of low-income ... read more

Computer Modeling Provides Insight Into Cellular-Level Effects of Schizophrenia Risk Genes

Jan. 21, 2016 — Numerous genetic variants associated with risk for schizophrenia have been identified. However, little is known about how these genes have their effects in the ... read more

Learning a Second Language May Depend on the Strength of Brain's Connections

Jan. 20, 2016 — Learning a second language is easier for some adults than others, and innate differences in how the various parts of the brain "talk" to one another may help explain ... read more

Traumatic Experiences During Early Childhood Linked to Poor Academic Performance, Behavior Problems in Kindergarten

Jan. 14, 2016 — Adverse experiences in early childhood, including incarceration of a parent, and physical and psychological abuse, impede on learning and behavior development as early as kindergarten, according to a ... read more

Interaction During Reading Is Key to Language Development

Jan. 8, 2016 — A new study finds babies make more speech-like sounds during reading than when playing with puppets or toys -- and mothers are more responsive to these types of sounds while reading to their child ... read more

Teens With Autism and Caregivers Should Plan Early for Adulthood

Jan. 6, 2016 — As the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders continues to rise, medical professionals have emphasized early diagnosis, intervention and treatment. However, less attention has ... read more

Is Your Toddler Ready for Reading Lessons?

Jan. 6, 2016 — Even before they can read, children as young as 3 years of age are beginning to understand how a written word is different than a simple drawing -- a nuance that could provide an important early ... read more

Jan. 5, 2016 — An analysis of medical records data from three health care systems finds no evidence that prenatal exposure to antidepressants increases the risk for autism and related disorders or for ... read more

Brain Differences in Premature Babies Who Later Develop Autism

Dec. 21, 2015 — Extremely premature babies run a much higher risk of developing autism in later childhood, and even during the neonate period differences are seen in the brains of those who do, research concludes. ... read more

Making Bicycling Safer for Kids With ADHD

Dec. 16, 2015 — Researchers hope new avenues of study about why children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder have more accidents while crossing the street on their bicycles will help parents teach their ... read more

Helping Children at High Risk for Aggressive Behavior Found to Have Long-Term Benefits

Dec. 16, 2015 — A new longitudinal study examines an intervention for children at high risk of developing behavior problems. It found that teaching soft skills, such as self control, prevented criminal and ... read more

Distractibility Trait Predisposes Some to Attentional Lapses

Dec. 15, 2015 — People vary according to different personality traits, such as extraversion or conscientiousness, and new research suggests that they also vary according to a particular cognitive trait: ... read more

Interactions Between Attention-Grabbing Brain Networks Weak in ADHD, Study Says

Dec. 15, 2015 — Interactions between three brain networks that help people pay attention are weaker than normal in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a new ... read more

Sex Differences in Brain May Underlie Neurodevelopmental Disorders More Common in Males

Dec. 10, 2015 — Female infants have larger gray-matter volumes than males around the temporal-parietal junction of the brain, research shows. This brain region is important for processing of social information that ... read more

New Report Finds 43 Percent Increase in ADHD Diagnosis for US Schoolchildren

Dec. 8, 2015 — Twelve percent of US children and teens had a diagnosis of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in 2011, a number that has jumped by 43 percent since 2003, according to a large national ... read more

Dec. 3, 2015 — To better understand and address a number of neurological disorders, we need a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms that regulate neuronal communication. A new study has revealed an ... read more

Impact of Social-Emotional Learning on Academic Achievement

Nov. 23, 2015 — Teaching social and emotional skills to inner-city students can contribute to their academic achievement, new evidence shows. The project involved all students enrolled in regular or bilingual ... read more

Brains With Autism Adapt Differently During Implicit Learning

Nov. 19, 2015 — A crucial difference in the way learning occurs in the brains of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been identified by scientists. They have examined how the brains of typical and ASD ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — A simple test using a raisin can predict how well a toddler will perform academically at age eight, according to new ... read more

Two Synthetic Phonics Programs Equally Effective at Teaching Young Children to Read

Nov. 19, 2015 — Two of the synthetic phonics programs, Letters and Sounds (L&S) and Early Reading Research (ERR), used by English primary schools to teach young children to read are equally effective overall. ... read more

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