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February 24, 2017

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February 24, 2017

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

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

Hope for People Who Struggle After Suffering Brain Trauma

Nov. 22, 2016 — Combining drugs and rehabilitation programs is a successful method to treat memory and attention problems, say ... read more

Nov. 21, 2016 — Taking music lessons increases brain fiber connections in children and may be useful in treating autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to a new ... read more

Vitamin D Supplements May Benefit Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Nov. 21, 2016 — Vitamin D supplementation improved symptoms of autism in a recent trial, report ... read more

Toddlers With Autism Don't Avoid Eye Contact, but Do Miss Its Significance

Nov. 18, 2016 — A new study helps put to rest a longstanding controversy and question about children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Eye-tracking measures developed by the group demonstrate that young children with ... read more

Nov. 16, 2016 — A new study in rats could begin to explain why allergies during pregnancy are linked to higher risks for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism in ... read more

Inhibitory Motor Control Problems May Be Unique Identifier in Adults With ADHD

Nov. 16, 2016 — Young adults diagnosed with ADHD may display subtle physiological signs that could lead to a more precise diagnosis, according to ... read more

Young Children of Working Mothers Have Better Skills Than Those of Stay-at-Home Mothers, Study Suggests

Nov. 16, 2016 — Young children whose mothers are not working have lower capabilities in terms of talking, social skills, movement and everyday skills, according to new ... read more

Two New Tools to Enhance Effectiveness of Behavioral Therapy in Children With Autism

Nov. 15, 2016 — Two approaches have been revealed by researchers that have the potential to help a large number of children with autism spectrum disorder through behavioral ... read more

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