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December 8, 2019

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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

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
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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

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

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

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

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

Dramatic Differences in Tests Assessing Preschoolers' Language Skills

Researchers examined the impact of preterm birth on language outcomes in preschoolers born preterm and full-term, using both standardized assessment and language sample analysis. They also explored ... read more

Society Pays Heavy Price for Failure to Diagnose and Treat Conduct Disorder

A new study reviewed evidence from research conducted around the world and estimated the prevalence of conduct disorder to be around 3 percent in school-aged children and a leading cause of referral ... read more

Relationship Between Gastrointestinal Symptoms and Problem Behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Researchers have found that both internalizing and externalizing problem behaviors might indicate gastrointestinal distress in children and adolescents with ... read more

Music Develops the Spoken Language of the Hearing-Impaired

Researchers have compiled guidelines for international use for utilizing music to support the development of spoken language. The guidelines are suitable for the parents of children with hearing ... read more

Understanding How Tics Are Suppressed May Help Some at Risk for Tic Disorders

Studying children shortly after they began experiencing tics, researchers discovered that although tics don't go away, most children are able to suppress and control them. Understanding how they ... read more

Scientists Closer to Unraveling Mechanisms of Speech Processing in the Brain

A new study that sheds light on how the brain processes language could lead to a better understanding of autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia and other neurodevelopmental ... read more

Parental Support Is Key When Adolescents With Autism Want to Learn to Drive

Adolescents with autism need the support of their parents or guardians to prioritize independence so that they are prepared for learning to drive, according to a study of specialized driving ... read more

Developmental Disorders: Discovery of New Mutations

In the largest study to date on developmental delay, researchers analyzed genomic data from over 31,000 parent-child trios and found more than 45,000 de novo mutations, and 40 novel genes. This will ... read more

Language-Savvy Parents Improve Their Children's Reading Development, Study Shows

Parents with higher reading-related knowledge are not only more likely to have children with higher reading scores but are also more attentive when those children read out loud to ... read more

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