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July 27, 2016

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July 27, 2016

Hearing Test May Identify Autism Risk

July 25, 2016 — Researchers have identified an inner ear deficiency in children with autism that may impact their ability to recognize speech. The findings could ultimately be used as a way to identify children at ... read more

July 15, 2016 — Working parents and grandparents who FaceTime with their toddlers can take heart from a new study that sheds new light that on young children and how they engage in—and learn from—screen-time ... read more

Machine Learning Puts New Lens on Autism Screening and Diagnostics

July 12, 2016 — Researchers are now exploring whether machine learning might play an important role in helping screen for autism and guide caregiver and practitioner ... read more

Study Highlights Multiple Factors of ADHD Medication Use

June 8, 2016 — Youth who take Ritalin, Adderall or other stimulant medications for ADHD over an extended period of time early in life are no more at risk for substance abuse in later adolescence than teens without ... read more

Preschool Academic Skills Improve Only When Instruction Is Good to Excellent

June 7, 2016 — As the overall quality of instruction in preschool classrooms increases, children experience better outcomes across a range of skills, but the needle only moves on language and reading skills when ... read more

Children With High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder Show Unique Handwriting Patterns

June 1, 2016 — The new study found that children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder integrated in regular schools find it difficult to perform writing tasks. This can impair their academic achievements, ... read more

May 31, 2016 — Adult songbirds modify their vocalizations when singing to juveniles in the same way that humans alter their speech when talking to babies. The resulting brain activity in young birds could shed ... read more

Antipsychotic Prescribing Trends in Youths With Autism and Intellectual Disability

May 31, 2016 — About one in 10 youths treated with an antipsychotic are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disability. Conversely, one in six youths diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder has ... read more

Effects of Maternal Smoking Continue Long After Birth

May 30, 2016 — Early exposure to nicotine can trigger widespread genetic changes that affect formation of connections between brain cells long after birth, a new study has found. The finding helps explains why ... read more

Speech-Language Pathologists Can Help Kids Who Struggle to Read

May 25, 2016 — Classroom teachers may not employ the strategies that can help students master complex written language, according to speech-language pathology ... read more

May 24, 2016 — Parents struggling to find and afford therapy for their child with autism may eventually be able to provide that therapy themselves with the help of telehealth training, a new report ... read more

Refugee Children's Academic Outcomes Similar to Non-Refugee Peers Despite Learning Challenges

May 19, 2016 — Refugee children had similar academic success as other children if adequately supported, despite having more behavioral and emotional problems overall, a comprehensive review has ... read more

People With ADHD Don't Receive Enough Support, Finnish Research Suggests

May 19, 2016 — The aim of a new study was to collect and describe the experiences of Finnish families in which the symptoms of ADHD such as attention deficit, hyperactivity and impulsiveness are strongly present. ... read more

May 18, 2016 — While it is well established that childhood ADHD may continue into adulthood, new research suggests that for some people the disorder does not emerge until after ... read more

May 16, 2016 — A far wider swath of brain areas is activated when children hear their mothers than when they hear other voices, and this brain response predicts a child's social communication ability, a new ... read more

May 16, 2016 — Learning two languages from the start helps children master the rules of each language faster, new research ... read more

Autism Report Calls for 'Agile' Response in Classrooms

May 11, 2016 — A report investigating the educational needs of students with autism has identified social and emotional needs as the top priority to ensure success at ... read more

Mouse Model of Autism Offers Insights to Human Patients, Potential Drug Targets

May 10, 2016 — A new mouse model of a genetically-linked type of autism reveals more about the role of genes in the disorder and the underlying brain changes associated with autism's social and learning ... read more

Smartphone Alerts Increase Inattention, Hyperactivity

May 9, 2016 — With the Internet in our pockets, are we more inclined to be inattentive to other tasks? A new study indicates that the answer is yes. The researchers designed a two-week experimental study and ... read more

Children With Autism Learn New Words Much Like Others Do, Study Finds

May 3, 2016 — Children with autism are capable of learning new words the same way any child would—by following someone’s gaze as they name an object. They just take longer to pick up the skill, new research ... read more

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