New studies on autism offer insight into the parts of the brain associated with social challenges for students on the autism spectrum and how pervasive myths about the causes of autism could put children and their families at greater physical risk.
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March 29, 2018
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How early should young children be screened for autism? How do girls with autism spectrum disorders differ from boys? New research projects are digging deeper into how we identify and support children with autism spectrum disorders.
May 10, 2016
New research and applications may help young children with both normal hearing and deafness improve their literacy.
January 16, 2015
A federal registry aims to connect students with Down syndrome to each other and to researchers.
August 07, 2014
New studies provide insight into ways to help students with attention deficits succeed academically.
June 04, 2014
After up to four years of intervention, students with mild or moderate intellectual disabilities were able to read 1st-grade-level text, new research finds.
July 10, 2012
A $10 million federal grant will support a nerw center to study the education of deaf children.
June 27, 2012
A new University of California, Los Angeles study finds that teaching autistic preschoolers to share attention during play can improve their language skills five years later.
June 18, 2012
Futurist Juan Enriquez's theory on continuing human evolution has sparked debate over the causes and potential of autism, attention and perception disorders.
August 23, 2011
After a more than two-year search, the Institute of Education Sciences has finally named Deborah L. Speece as commissioner of the National Center for Special Education Research.