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March 30, 2017

Benefits of Long-Term Use of ADHD Medications Questioned

Mar. 13, 2017 — In a study that followed more than 500 children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) into adulthood, extended use of stimulant medication was linked with suppressed adult height but ... read more

Children and Youth Learning English Require Better Support for Academic Success

Feb. 28, 2017 — Despite their potential, many English learners (ELs) -- who account for more than 9 percent of K-12 enrollment in the US -- lag behind their English-speaking monolingual peers in educational ... read more

Studies Uncover Long-Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

Feb. 10, 2017 — Doctors are beginning to get answers to the question that every parent whose child has had a traumatic brain injury wants to know: What will my child be like 10 years from ... read more

Mediterranean Diet Linked to a Lower Risk of Attention-Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder

Feb. 1, 2017 — Dietary patterns of the Mediterranean diet can be related to a lower diagnose of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a ... read more

Researchers Generate Rat Model of Autism

Jan. 31, 2017 — A study has found that oxytocin improves behavioral and electrophysiological deficits in a novel Shank3-deficient ... read more

New Hope for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Jan. 24, 2017 — The latest study released by the Institute for Autism Research (IAR) shows more promise that a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder no longer guarantees a difficult life for ... read more

Dyslexia Linked to Shorter Memory Trace of Previous Stimuli

Jan. 24, 2017 — Researchers have provided new insight into the brain mechanisms underlying a condition that causes reading and writing ... read more

Engaging Fathers in Parenting Intervention Improves Outcomes for Both Kids and Fathers

Jan. 23, 2017 — A parenting program where fathers engage with their children through reading was found to boost the fathers' parenting skills while also improving the preschoolers' school readiness and ... read more

Genetic Discovery Provides New Insight Into Cognitive Disorders

Jan. 17, 2017 — An international team of scientists has unlocked some of the genes responsible for cognitive ability.The findings bring scientists a step closer to developing new -- and potentially better -- ... read more

Large Scale Study Highlights Challenges Faced by Children With ASD in Early School Years

Jan. 13, 2017 — New research outlined in a report stems from one of the largest studies on young children with ASD as they transition into ... read more

Paternal Aging and Its Possible Link to Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Dec. 19, 2016 — Neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are on the rise, but its underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. A new ... read more

Research Unlocks Clues to Language-Based Learning in Children

Dec. 13, 2016 — One in five individuals are impacted by language-based learning disabilities -- one of the most common being dyslexia, which involves difficulty in reading or interpreting words, letters and other ... read more

New Intracellular Dopamine Receptor Function May Offer Hope to Schizophrenia Patients

Dec. 9, 2016 — Dopamine is a chemical in the brain that plays an important role in controlling movement, emotion and cognition. Dopamine dysfunction is believed to be one of the causes of disorders like ... read more

Working out the Genetic Risk for ADHD

Dec. 7, 2016 — Genetics play a strong part in the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but the path from a gene to risk for the disorder has remained a black box to researchers.. A new ... read more

Children's Early Math Knowledge Related to Later Achievement

Dec. 6, 2016 — Low-income children's math knowledge in preschool was related to their later achievement -- but not all types of math knowledge were related equally, a new longitudinal study conducted in ... read more

Dec. 6, 2016 — Psychologists have shown that a baby's most likely first words are based upon their visual experience, laying the foundation for a new theory of infant language ... read more

Brains of People With Autism Spectrum Disorder Share Similar Molecular Abnormalities

Dec. 5, 2016 — The brains of people with autism, despite different causes, tend to have the same molecular “signature,” new evidence ... read more

Nov. 30, 2016 — A sedentary lifestyle is linked to poorer reading skills in the first three school years in 6-8 year old boys, according to a new study. The study investigated the longitudinal associations of ... read more

Bullying Rates Remain Higher for Children With Disabilities, Even as They Mature

Nov. 28, 2016 — More than 22 percent of children ages 12-18 say they have been bullied in school within the last month; a significant portion of those children have disabilities. However, little research exists on ... read more

Mothers' Early Support Boosts Children's Later Math Achievement

Nov. 22, 2016 — Early math knowledge is as important as early literacy for children's subsequent achievement. In fact, research has shown that early math skills predict later school success better than early ... read more

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