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Brain-Computer Interface Enables People with Paralysis to Control Tablet Devices

Posted: 11/28/18 08:04

Brain-Computer Interface Enables People with Paralysis to Control Tablet Devices

Tablets and other mobile computing devices are part of everyday life, but using them can be difficult for people with paralysis. New research from the BrainGate* consortium shows that a brain-computer interface (BCI) can enable people with paralysis to directly operate an off-the-shelf tablet device just by thinking about making cursor movements and clicks. In a study published November 21 in PLOS ONE,...

How Schools Can Optimize Support for Children with ADHD

Posted: 10/26/18 15:52

How Schools Can Optimize Support for Children with ADHD

New research gives the clearest guidance yet on how schools can best support children with ADHD to improve symptoms and maximize their academic outcomes. The study, led by the University of Exeter and involving researchers at the EPPI-Centre (University College London), undertook a systematic review which analyzed all available research into non-medication measures to support children with ADHD in schools. Published in Review of...

The Rising Rate of Autism in Kids: Is there an autoimmune Connection and Can Diet Help?

Posted: 10/23/18 23:05

The Rising Rate of Autism in Kids: Is there an autoimmune Connection and Can Diet Help?

In 1970, only 1 child in 10,000 was diagnosed with autism. Today, according to the CDC, the number is 1 in 59. Expansion of the diagnosis to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the DSM-5 might explain some of the difference in the number of children diagnosed with the disorder. But the widened criteria does not explain such an immense increase. The cause or causes of autism spectrum...

Brain Circuits for Successful Emotional Development Established During Infancy

Posted: 10/17/18 15:58

Brain Circuits for Successful Emotional Development Established During Infancy

Researchers in the UNC Early Brain Development Study tracking the development of the brain's emotion circuitry in infancy found that adult-like functional brain connections for emotional regulation emerge during the first year of life. And the growth of these brain circuits during the second year of life predicted the IQ and emotional control of the children at 4 years old, suggesting new avenues for early...

New School of Thought: In-Class Physical Exercise Won't Disrupt Learning, Teaching

Posted: 09/28/18 00:00

New School of Thought: In-Class Physical Exercise Won't Disrupt Learning, Teaching

As childhood obesity rates rise and physical education offerings dwindle, elementary schools keep searching for ways to incorporate the federally mandated half-hour of physical activity into the school day. A series of recent University of Michigan studies found that two-minute bursts of in-class exercise breaks increased the amount of daily exercise for elementary children without hurting math...

Prenatal Exposure to Cannabis Impacts Sociability of Male Offspring

Posted: 09/18/18 10:52

Prenatal Exposure to Cannabis Impacts Sociability of Male Offspring 

Taking cannabinoids during pregnancy can cause behavioral and neuronal deficits in adult male offspring, while females remain unaffected, says new research published in eLife. The study in rats, from the Inserm and Aix-Marseille University Mediterranean Institute of Neurobiology, France, and Roma Tre University, Italy, in collaboration with Indiana...

Biking as Medicine: Program Seeks to Help Struggling Students Through Exercise

Posted: 09/11/18 13:36

Biking as Medicine: Program Seeks to Help Struggling Students Through Exercise

Cade VanEtten can bunny-hop the tallest curb on a mountain bike, while Xan Roberts isn’t far removed from training wheels. Despite their differing skill levels, the children both claim to have a keener focus on classwork Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays – when they get to start the school day with 40 minutes of pedaling and burning excess energy. They’ve been participants in a new program at the Pocatello...

Children with Depression 6 Times More Likely to Have Skill Deficits

Posted: 09/06/18 16:57

Children with Depression 6 Times More Likely to Have Skill Deficits

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America reports that as many as 2 to 3 percent of children ages 6-12 might have major depressive disorder. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that children who show mild to severe symptoms of depression in second and third grades are six times more likely to have skill deficits, such as difficulties with social skills or academics, than children without...

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According to the most recent report from the United States Department of Education, Specific Learning Disabilities is the largest disability area that qualifies children for special education services at school. This is approximately 50% of all students with disabilities.

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