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Child-Directed Play Blends Kids with Autism into Group

[Source:  Psych Central] Finding a setting that allows autistic kids to socialize with more normally developing peers is often a Catch-22 for parents. For while autistic youth need significant practice to develop social skills, deficits in this skill set often make … Continue reading


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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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