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Preparing Foster Kids for School Lessens Impact of Moves

May 19, 2015 — A new study clarifies the impact of school moves experienced by children in foster care but also points to how to limit the damage, say researchers. Foster children in the study were 3.28 times more ... read more

Some Children Lose Autism Diagnosis but Still Struggle

Apr. 26, 2015 — About one in 14 toddlers diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder no longer met the diagnostic criteria in elementary school, but most continued to have emotional/behavior symptoms and required ... read more

Giving Books to Kids Before Summer Break Can Stem Reading Losses

Apr. 25, 2015 — A new study shows that giving students books at the end of the school year can help stem losses in reading ... read more

Can a Parent's Concerns Predict Autism?

Apr. 23, 2015 — New research shows that many parents notice signs of autism spectrum disorder in their infant children far before an official diagnosis. The study concludes that parental concerns for their children ... read more

Literacy App Improves School Readiness in at-Risk Preschoolers

Apr. 19, 2015 — Using mobile apps in preschool classrooms may help improve early literacy skills and boost school readiness for low-income children, according to research. "Guided use of an educational app may ... read more

Novel Mechanism Involved in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Study Shows

Apr. 16, 2015 — Researchers have found, in animal models, that the absence of a certain enzyme causes a syndrome resembling the attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study paves the way for a greater ... read more

A Scientific Look at the Art of Teacher Talk

Apr. 16, 2015 — Specific ways teachers talk to their students had a direct impact on literacy skill building in a study of elementary school students, experts ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — A licensed clinical psychologist is focusing on the ADHD-autism link to better understand why people with ADHD and autism may be more prone to substance abuse and, in the process, to develop more ... read more

Autism Awareness Among Future Healthcare Workers Still Has Room for Improvement

Apr. 13, 2015 — April is National Autism Awareness Month, dedicated to raising awareness about the developmental disability among Americans. But a recent study that examines knowledge about autism spectrum disorder ... read more

Role of IRBIT Protien in Development of Behavior

Apr. 13, 2015 — The protein IRBIT has been identified by scientists as a key player in preventing hyperactivity and abnormal social behaviors from developing. The protein IRBIT is abundant in dendrites--the parts of ... read more

Disruption of Sleep in Children Could Hamper Memory Processes

Apr. 15, 2015 — Sleep-disordered breathing can hamper memory processes in children, according to a new study. The research found that disrupted sleep had an impact on different memory processes and how children ... read more

Study Finds 1. 2 Percent of Preschoolers on Medicaid Use Psychotropic Drugs

Apr. 13, 2015 — 1.2 percent of American preschool children on Medicaid are using psychotropic drugs, including antidepressants, mood stabilizers and medications for attention-deficit disorder. Using 2000-2003 ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers say it may be possible to predict future language development outcomes in toddlers with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), even before ... read more

Study of Processing Speed Impact on Cognitive Training

Apr. 10, 2015 — Treatment with the modified Story Memory Technique (mSMT) may be affected by processing speed, researchers report. mSMT is a 10-session cognitive intervention protocol shown to improve new learning ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — The first ever systematic look at connections between the entire cerebral cortex and the cerebellum have been gained by researchers using fMRI brain imaging, and its findings provide another piece in ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — Teachers and speech therapists can teach children with autism how to be social with their peers, a randomized trial shows. "We found that the children who participated in the social network not ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — Complex brain disorders, such as autism or schizophrenia, still puzzle scientists because their causes lie hidden in early events of brain development, which are still poorly understood. This is ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — New research reveals high-quality early education is especially advantageous for children when they start younger and continue longer. Not only does more high-quality early education significantly ... read more

Bullying by Students With Disabilities Reduced by Social-Emotional Learning

Mar. 31, 2015 — Peer victimization -- bullying -- declined 20 percent among students with disabilities who participated in Second Step social-emotional learning curricula, authors of a new study report. More than ... read more

Classroom Behaviour and Dyslexia Research

Mar. 30, 2015 — The significance of copying and note-taking in the classroom has been studied by researchers including a view on how it affects the learning of Dyslexic children. "Classroom learning is the ... read more

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