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Learning Disorders News
March 28, 2020

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Learning Difficulties Due to Poor Connectivity, Not Specific Brain Regions

Different learning difficulties do not correspond to specific regions of the brain, as previously thought, say researchers. Instead poor connectivity between 'hubs' within the brain is much more ... read more

Emphasizing Social Play in Kindergarten Improves Academics, Reduces Teacher Burnout

Emphasizing more play, hands-on learning, and students helping one another in kindergarten improves academic outcomes, self-control and attention ... read more

Kids Wore Video Cameras in Their Preschool Class, for Science

They may all be in the same classroom together, but each child in preschool may have a very different experience, a new study suggests. The researchers documented these different experiences using a ... read more

Stable Home Lives Improve Prospects for Preemies

Researchers have found that as premature babies grow, their mental health may be related less to the medical challenges they face after birth than to the environment the babies enter once they leave ... read more
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Bilingual Language Program for Babies: Online Training for Teachers

A study shows that a bilingual language program for babies can reach more families, and instructors, through online training for ... read more

One-Fourth of Children With Autism Are Undiagnosed

One-fourth of children under age 8 with autism spectrum disorder -- most of them black or Hispanic -- are not being diagnosed, which is critical for improving quality of ... read more

When It's Story Time, Animated Books Are Better for Learning

Researchers found that digital storybooks that animate upon a child's vocalization offer beneficial learning opportunities, especially for children with less developed attention ... read more

Artificial Intelligence Boosts MRI Detection of ADHD

Deep learning, a type of artificial intelligence, can boost the power of MRI in predicting attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new study. Researchers said the approach ... read more

Treatment for Common Vision Disorder Does Not Improve Children's Reading Skills

Results from a clinical trial show that while vision therapy can successfully treat convergence insufficiency (CI) in children, it fails to improve their reading test ... read more

Sex-Based Differences in the Development of Brain Hubs Involved in Memory and Emotion

Researchers have uncovered sex-based differences in the development of the hippocampus and amygdala. These brain areas have been implicated in the biology of several mental disorders that impact ... read more

Cerebral Reperfusion of Reading Network Predicts Recovery of Reading Ability After Stroke

A team of New Jersey stroke researchers has linked recovery of reading and language competence with cerebral blood flow in the left reading network. Their findings may contribute to new approaches to ... read more

Learning to Read Boosts the Visual Brain

How does learning to read change our brain? Does reading take up brain space dedicated to seeing objects such as faces, tools or houses? In a functional brain imaging study, a research team compared ... read more

Children of Anxious Mothers Twice as Likely to Have Hyperactivity in Adolescence

A large study has shown that children of mothers who are anxious during pregnancy and in the first few years of the child's life have twice the risk of having hyperactivity symptoms at age ... read more

South African Study Highlights Links Between Low Language Ability and Poor Mental Health

A new study focuses on language acquisition for young people in Khayelitsha near Cape ... read more

New Findings on Human Speech Recognition

Neuroscientists were able to prove that speech recognition in humans begins in the sensory pathways from the ear to the cerebral cortex and not, as previously assumed, exclusively in the cerebral ... read more

A Map of the Brain Can Tell What You're Reading About

Neuroscientists have created interactive maps that can predict where different categories of words activate the brain. Their latest map is focused on what happens in the brain when you read ... read more

New Study Shows How Autism Can Be Measured Through a Non-Verbal Marker

Researchers have identified a non-verbal, neural marker of autism. This marker shows that individuals with autism are slower to dampen neural activity in response to visual signals in the brain. This ... read more

Brain Protein Mutation from Child With Autism Causes Autism-Like Behavioral Change in Mice

A de novo gene mutation that encodes a brain protein in a child with autism has been placed into the brains of mice. These mice then showed severe alterations of specific behaviors that closely ... read more

How Stimulant Treatment Prevents Serious Outcomes of ADHD

Analysis quantifies the extent which stimulant treatment reduces serious outcomes in children and young adults with ... read more

School Readiness Impaired in Preschoolers With ADHD Symptoms

Preschoolers with symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are much less likely than other children their age to be ready for school, new research has ... read more

Older Adults: Daunted by a New Task? Learn 3 Instead

Learning several new things at once increases cognitive abilities in older adults, according to new research. After just 1.5 months learning multiple tasks in a new study, participants increased ... read more

How Does Playing With Other Children Affect Toddlers' Language Learning?

Toddlers are surprisingly good at processing the speech of other young children, according to a new study. And toddlers who have more exposure to other children, such as those in daycare, may be ... read more

Unusual Eating Behaviors May Be a New Diagnostic Indicator for Autism

Atypical eating behaviors may be a sign a child should be screened for autism, according to researchers who found that atypical eating behaviors were present in 70 percent of children with autism, ... read more

Good Home Learning in Early Years Boosts Your Secondary School Achievements

The positive effects of a rich home learning environment during a child's early years continue into adolescence and help improve test scores later in life, according to a new ... read more

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