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Neuroscientists illuminate role of autism-linked gene - MIT News

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Neuroscientists illuminate role of autism-linked gene
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Many genetic variants have been linked to autism, but only a handful are potent enough to induce the disorder on their own. Among these variants, mutations in a gene called Shank3 are among the most common, occurring in about 0.5 percent of people with ...

Lego toys are getting more violent, study says - Mashable

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Lego toys are getting more violent, study says
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When my son was six-years-old, my wife and I refused to give him toy guns. If one arrived as a gift, it was swiftly spirited away – so quickly that he barely noticed its absence. Instead, we bought him Legos... and he promptly built a gun. I was ...

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5 Ways to Talk to Children About The Mean-Spirited Presidential Campaign - Huffington Post

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5 Ways to Talk to Children About The Mean-Spirited Presidential Campaign
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The Presidential election is just six months away and even young children have started to notice that political campaigns are in full effect. Weather you feel the Bern, Stand With Hillary, or think Trump can Make America Great Again, your children have ...

Scientists studying babies' brains to learn about Autism - WSB Atlanta

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Scientists studying babies' brains to learn about Autism
WSB Atlanta
“(We are) trying to move that age of diagnosis even earlier, even within the first months of life, to treat autism, really, before the symptoms start to emerge so we can help development get back on course before the symptoms are fully developed ...

Repetitive TMS May Help Core Features of Autism - Medscape

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Repetitive TMS May Help Core Features of Autism
Medscape
BALTIMORE ― Evidence continues to accumulate that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), known to be successful in the treatment of refractory depression, can target and partially ameliorate core features of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Colors of autism spectrum described by researchers - Science Daily

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Colors of autism spectrum described by researchers
Science Daily
The new system, called the Autism Classification System of Functioning: Social Communication or ACSF:SC, provides a standardized and simplified way for clinicians, therapists, teachers, and parents to talk about a child's social communication abilities ...

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What It Means to Have ADD or ADHD - Daily Nexus

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What It Means to Have ADD or ADHD
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What makes A.D.D./A.D.H.D. extra challenging is that many other mental health conditions can cause the same symptoms. Sleep deprivation, stress reaction, bereavement, depression and anxiety can all cause the exact same difficulties with concentration ...

Learning Disability team win awards for creating new app - Health IT Central

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Learning Disability team win awards for creating new app
Health IT Central
(Barnsley, UK) Barnsley Hospital's Learning Disability team designed a new app recently which will improve care for people with learning disabilities when they visit the South Yorkshire hospital. Technology innovators, health professionals and patients ...

Leveraging Communication with Your Child(ren) - Huffington Post

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Leveraging Communication with Your Child(ren)
Huffington Post
So here's a tip for your next car ride: try no music, no parent questions and no mobile device... the product will be somewhere from a few words to a full-blown conversation; I don't care if they're 5 or 15 years old. When the car is filled with ...

Parents, our children are going viral and it's not always good - WTSP.com

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Parents, our children are going viral and it's not always good
WTSP.com
Also, obviously, let's talk to our kids about not being racist, hateful and mean-spirited. Combine the two talks and you can hopefully have a child get through those awkward years with search results free and clear of public shaming AND stupid mistakes.

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