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Early Intervention Could Boost Education Levels

[Source: Science Daily] Taking steps from an early age to improve childhood education skills could raise overall population levels of academic achievement by as much as 5%, and reduce socioeconomic inequality in education by 15%, according to international research led … Continue reading


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Siblings of Children with Autism Can Show Signs at 18 Months

[Source: ¬†Science Daily] About 20% of younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will develop the condition by age 3. A new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers has found that 57% of these younger siblings who … Continue reading


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Seeing ADHD On A Spectrum, Not A Disease Category

[Source: Psych Central] A new study suggests that there is a natural spectrum of attention function in the general population, with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at one extreme. Accordingly, a genetic analysis may be able to predict children who will … Continue reading


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Physical Activity and Executive Control in Children

[Source Pediatrics via Your Therapy Source] Pediatrics¬†published research on 221 children (7-9 years old) who were randomly assigned to either a 9 month after school physical activity program or a wait list group. Following the intervention various measurements were recorded: … Continue reading


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Institutional Rearing May Increase Risk for ADD

[Source: ¬†Science Daily via Elsevier] Over the past decades, we have seen numerous tragic examples where the failure of institutions to meet the needs of infants for social contact and stimulation has led to the failure of these infants to … Continue reading


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