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June 01, 2021

Low Levels of Maternal Vitamin D During Pregnancy Raises Risk of ADHD in Offspring

New Study Suggests Risk is 1.5 x More than Average For the first time, researchers have discovered that a low level of maternal vitamin D during the early stages of pregnancy increases the risk of the fetus developing clinically diagnosed attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by adolescence. While previous research has linked vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy […]

June 01, 2021

Exercise Provides Beneficial Neurocognitive Effects for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Movement and Exertion Could Become a Treatment for Kids with Executive Dysfunction A new scientific research review article focusing on the effectiveness of exercise for children with neurodevelopmental disorders has recently been published in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Review.  In this review, an international team of scientists highlight the potential benefits of exercise to support the […]

June 01, 2021

Just 39% of Toddlers Who Fail ASD Screening Are Referred for Further Evaluation

Pediatricians More Likely to Act When Parents Express Concerns A new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics has found that many pediatricians are not referring toddlers who failed autism screenings for additional evaluation services. In fact, only 39% of toddlers who failed a screening looking for signs of autism were then referred on to […]

May 24, 2021

Community Shares | May 25th

Early screening for autism may have become easier thanks to a new app that pediatricians and other health care providers can use that analyzes the visual gaze of a toddler in order to determine if they are on the spectrum. In the future, the app’s developers believe that parents and others will be able to […]

May 24, 2021

Recipes for Picky Eaters on Special Diets

Julie Matthews Provides eBooks and Webinars for this Common Problem Is your child on a special diet like low salicylate, Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD),  low oxalate diet? Or has an egg-free or nut-free diet been suggested for your son or daughter? Are you searching for new recipes for any of these therapeutic diets? If so, […]

May 24, 2021

3 Decades of Poor-Quality Studies May Have Overestimated the Effectiveness of Early Autism Intervention

New Research Shows Concern with Multiple Types of Bias  According to new unpublished research from the University of Texas at Austin, methodological problems have affected studies on the value of early autism intervention for the last three decades. The study’s authors reported these findings at last month’s International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) annual meeting. […]

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