Latest Developmental psychology Stories

2014-07-28 10:06:28

University of Miami Researchers at the University of Miami find that early joint attention predicts later autism symptoms Some babies are at risk for autism because they have an older sibling that has the disorder. To find new ways to detect Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) earlier in life, researchers are exploring the subtleties of babies' interactions with others and how they relate to the possibility and severity of future symptoms. A new study helps us to understand the connection...

2014-07-17 16:26:12

Mobile app helps parents and pediatricians detect autism in infants as early as eight months SOMERSET, N.J., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- After years of collaborative research and development in the field of autism, child development experts at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and information technology innovators at WebTeam Corporation have unveiled a powerful new screening tool capable of detecting signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental delays...

2014-07-16 12:24:48

MIAMI, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Infants who exhibit a consistent right hand preference are more likely to develop advanced language skills by age two, according to a study by Florida International University psychologist Eliza L. Nelson. The findings were recently published in the journal of Developmental Psychology. In the study, Nelson measured handedness - the tendency to use one hand more naturally than the other - in different ways according to the...

2014-07-15 10:20:42

Saint Louis University Children with developmental disabilities are at higher risk for abuse and neglect from parents than children developing at a typical rate. So far, there was little evidence of specific parental behaviors that were associated with the risk, but a SLU study finds inappropriate expectations and lack of empathy play a significant role in triggering the risk. Debra Zand, Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics at Saint Louis University and the principal investigator...

Long Before Their First Words, Babies' Brains Rehearse Speech Mechanics
2014-07-15 03:33:45

Molly McElroy, University of Washington Infants can tell the difference between sounds of all languages until about 8 months of age when their brains start to focus only on the sounds they hear around them. It's been unclear how this transition occurs, but social interactions and caregivers' use of exaggerated "parentese" style of speech seem to help. University of Washington research in 7- and 11-month-old infants shows that speech sounds stimulate areas of the brain that coordinate...

2014-07-10 23:13:26

The success story of a child with high functioning autism from the time of his diagnosis until his college entry. Providence, RI (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 The birth of an autistic child is a sad and devastating family event that alters forever the family’s relationship to everyday life and deprives parents of the anticipated joy of child rearing. The excitement of the child’s educational achievements are replaced by negotiating individual educational and treatment plans, navigating...

autism reproductive stoppage
2014-06-19 09:52:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When many parents discover they have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), they often decide against having additional children, and this phenomenon – known as reproductive stoppage – has skewed statistics on the chances an additional child would also develop the developmental condition, according to a new report in JAMA Psychiatry. "While it has been postulated that parents who have a child with ASD may be reluctant to have...

children need play
2014-06-19 05:11:25

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The current era of parenting centers around the scheduled play date, filling the calendar with soccer practices and music lessons and regimenting a home calendar that restricts leisure activities like computer use and television viewing in favor of strictly timed homework and study sessions. Sure, this may be an exaggeration of how many reading this actually parent. But for too many, this example is not too dissimilar to their own...

2014-06-08 00:20:54

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., June 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than a hundred visual effects associates and others in related fields came to talk shop with 25 exceptional young men and women at yesterday's open house held at the Exceptional Minds vocational school for young adults with autism in Sherman Oaks, California. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140607/95865 The young adults - all in their 20s and on the autism spectrum - are students at Exceptional Minds and are...

2014-05-29 20:20:55

BRONX, N.Y., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University may help explain how some cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can result from environmental influences rather than gene mutations. The findings, published online today in PLOS Genetics, shed light on why older mothers are at increased risk for having children with ASD and could pave the way for more research into the role of environment on ASD....

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'