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Autism app wins coveted National iAward
Autism app wins coveted National iAward September 15, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

La Trobe University partnered with Salesforce to develop an early detection app to empower parents and caregivers to identify autism earlier and more accurately than ever before. The free app – called ASDetect – won the Project of the Year iAward in ... Read More »

Changes in brain structure during teenage years provide clues to onset of mental health problems
Changes in brain structure during teenage years provide clues to onset of mental health problems August 10, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Scientists have mapped the structural changes that occur in teenagers’ brains as they develop, showing how these changes may help explain why the first signs of mental health problems often arise during late adolescence. The hubs that connect different regions ... Read More »

Young players can benefit from head trauma education
Young players can benefit from head trauma education June 28, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A team from The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Institute for Health Research is investigating the short-term links between head trauma and depression in young football players, in the hope of developing avenues for self-reflection and education about this issue ... Read More »

Early intervention insight for regional children with autism
Early intervention insight for regional children with autism June 14, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers have found the country’s only regional Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre (ASELCC), located on Tasmania’s North-West, is improving outcomes for children with autism. The research was carried out by the University of Tasmania Rural Clinical School in ... Read More »

Australia-wide autism report calls for ‘agile’ response in classrooms
Australia-wide autism report calls for ‘agile’ response in classrooms May 19, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australia’s first national report investigating the educational needs of students with autism has identified social and emotional needs as the top priority to ensure success at school. The Australian Educational Needs Analysis report was launched at the ASPECT Autism in education conference in Melbourne’s Convention ... Read More »

Teens with Autism and Caregivers Should Plan Early for Adulthood
Teens with Autism and Caregivers Should Plan Early for Adulthood January 17, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

As the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders continues to rise, medical professionals have emphasised early diagnosis, intervention and treatment. However, less attention has been given to children with autism once they reach their teen years and adulthood. ... Read More »

Poverty’s most insidious damage is to a child’s brain
Poverty’s most insidious damage is to a child’s brain August 9, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An alarming 22% of U.S. children live in poverty, which can have long-lasting negative consequences on brain development, emotional health and academic achievement. A new study, published July 20 in JAMA Pediatrics, provides even more compelling evidence that growing up ... Read More »

How brain structures grow as memory develops
How brain structures grow as memory develops April 26, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Our ability to store memories improves during childhood, associated with structural changes in the hippocampus and its connections with prefrontal and parietal cortices. New research from UC Davis is exploring how these brain regions develop at this crucial time. Eventually, ... Read More »

Exposure to cortisol-like medications before birth may contribute to emotional problems and brain changes
Exposure to cortisol-like medications before birth may contribute to emotional problems and brain changes November 19, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Neonatologists seem to perform miracles in the fight to support the survival of babies born prematurely. To promote their survival, cortisol-like drugs called glucocorticoids are administered frequently to women in preterm labour to accelerate their babies’ lung maturation prior to ... Read More »

A first step in learning by imitation, baby brains respond to another’s actions
A first step in learning by imitation, baby brains respond to another’s actions November 17, 2013 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery for adults, but for babies it’s their foremost tool for learning. As renowned people-watchers, babies often observe others demonstrate how to do things and then copy those body movements. It’s how little ... Read More »







 
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