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New centre brings hope for research in autism

Post Views: 214 In a move that will bring hope to families dealing with autism and related disorders among children, doctors at St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences have started a Centre for Advanced Research and Excellence in Autism and Developmental Disorders (CARE-ADD). Over 35 families participated in an awareness programme conducted as part […]

04Dec
2019
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Severity predicts autistic children’s ability to learn life skills

Post Views: 144 How well autistic children perform basic tasks of daily living — dressing, grooming and the like — at about age 6 depends on their language skills, age of diagnosis and the extent of certain autism traits between ages 2 and 4. The severity of their autism also predicts how quickly they learn […]

04Dec
2019
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ADHD And Autism Spectrum Disorder Share Changes In The Same Genes

Post Views: 167 In two common child psychiatric disorders, autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), researchers found they share changes in the same genes, according to a study published in Nature Neuroscience. As attributed in the study, funded by Aarhus University, Copenhagen University, and the Lundbeck Foundation, researchers focused on the exome sequences of nearly […]

02Dec
2019
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City’s only school for autistic youngsters to expand

Post Views: 144 NEWPORT’S only autism spectrum disorder (ASD) school has been given the go-ahead to expand. The council’s cabinet member for education and skills, Cllr Gail Giles, approved the proposal, which will see the capacity of Ysgol Bryn Derw increase from 48 to 68 from January 2020, on Wednesday. The expansion proposals for Ysgol Bryn Derw will be […]

02Dec
2019
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Opinion/Commentary: U.S. should screen all students for trauma

Post Views: 157 As the first person to hold the new role of surgeon general of California, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is pushing an unprecedented plan to implement universal screenings for childhood trauma within the state’s schools. Childhood trauma is defined by the National Institute of Mental Health as an “emotionally painful or distressful” event […]

01Dec
2019
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Study: Parents heavily influence children’s attitude towards school

Post Views: 182 The higher parents’ educational level and socioeconomic status, the more positive children feel about school, according to research published in public policy journal Yhteiskuntapolitiikka on Friday. Inequalities in educational opportunities begin before a child begins schooling, according to the study. As a result, policy alone is not enough to promote educational equality, as family background […]

01Dec
2019
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Children’s poor sleep after concussion point to lower brain function: Aussie research

Post Views: 176 Sleep problems, fatigue and attention difficulties in the weeks after a child suffers concussion injuries could mean reduced brain function, according to a latest Australian research. Researchers from the University of Queensland studied via magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that scans children’s persistent concussion symptoms and their link to poorer recovery outcomes in […]

01Dec
2019
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Integrated communities offer hope to adults with autism

Post Views: 175 Some 87 percent of autistic adults live with their parents, according to the Autism Housing Network, and almost 1,000,000 of those live with family caretakers that are older than the age of 60. But what happens when the parents die? Integrated communities are now emerging nationally as a possible solution where both neurotypical and developmentally […]

01Dec
2019
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Google to fund Peruvian research on detecting early autism via cell phones

Post Views: 172 According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one in every 160 children has some type of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a neurological and developmental disorder whose symptoms and severity vary from person to person, negatively affecting the child’s ability to socialize, communicate and speak. Although it is already possible to make early […]

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