Misc. Learning Disabilities Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
7/19/2017
Can Fetal Alcohol Damage Be Undone?

Two common medications show promise in lab rats, researchers report

5/3/2017
Babies Born Addicted to Opioids Often Struggle With Learning

They're more likely to have disabilities and developmental delays, researchers say

3/6/2017
Disabilities and Risk of Neglect

Children with intellectual, mental and behavioral problems at increased risk of neglect, new study finds.

3/6/2017
Disabled Kids at Higher Risk of Abuse, Study Finds

Certain conditions linked to greater odds for neglect, bullying

2/21/2017
Learning Issues Common in Kids With Heart Defects: Study

Many fall behind before fourth grade, tests show

12/21/2016
'Groundbreaking' Research Offers Clues to Cause of Dyslexia

Brain scans revealed that those with the reading disorder showed less ability to 'adapt' to sensory information

10/12/2016
Mom-to-Be's Antidepressant Use May Be Tied to Speech Issues in Child

Study shows a link but can't prove cause and effect, and experts stress that overall risk is small

9/27/2016
Babies With Cleft Lip Likely to Have Normal Adulthood: Study

However, cleft palate was associated with increased risk for developmental problems

9/1/2016
Newer Epilepsy Drugs May Be Safer During Pregnancy

Small British study says two drugs don't harm a child's mental development, but popular older one does

8/24/2016
Season of Conception May Affect Fetal Brain Growth

Babies conceived in winter more apt to have learning problems and vitamin D might play a role, study finds

8/10/2016
5 Tips to Help Teens Get Needed School-Year Zzzzzs

Avoid late nights, bright lights, noise and worry to get your rest and have a successful year, expert advises

5/25/2016
Genetic Insights May Help Kids Battling Developmental Delays

DNA analysis led to better treatments in 4 of 10 cases studied

5/10/2016
Kids With Autism Do Well Learning New Words: Study

Like their peers without the disorder, they follow teacher's gaze as new object is named

4/8/2016
Tracking Kids' Eye Movements Might Shed New Light on Autism

When conversations turn emotional, children with ASD change visual focus, may miss social clues, study says

3/31/2016
Even Controlled, Epilepsy May Still Cause Problems for Kids

Study finds social and educational issues may be a concern as children get older

3/15/2016
Good Sleep Habits Ready Kids for School Success

Those who still have trouble by age 5 are more apt to have classroom outbursts, researcher finds

2/12/2016
Uncorrected Eye Problem Linked to Learning Issues for Preschoolers

Farsightedness can affect kids' readiness for school and may lead to literacy problems

1/14/2016
Kindergartners With Traumatic Life Experiences Struggle More in School

Multiple adverse events linked to poorer concentration, more aggression, researchers find

12/31/2015
Need to Boost Your Memory? Then Get Your Zzzz's

A full night's sleep helps people solidify what they learn, researchers say

12/18/2015
To Help Your Kids Get Better Grades, Feed Them Breakfast: Study

Researchers find signs that what children eat is closely linked to their academic success

11/9/2015
Challenges for Extreme Preemies Can Last into Teens

But majority of very preterm or very small newborns do well, experts say

10/9/2015
Frequent School Changes Linked to Poorer Performance

For low-income kids, moving every year may hurt math skills, behavior, study suggests

6/12/2015
Adults Can Pick Up Perfect Pitch, Study Shows

With training, people may be able to identify notes they hear

5/25/2015
Dyslexia Unrelated to Vision Problems: Study

Eye therapies will not cure reading disorder, experts say

5/14/2015
Adults With Autism Fare Poorly in Job Interviews, Study Finds

Impaired communication skills may be apparent even in those deemed 'high-functioning'

5/11/2015
Concussion May Hurt School Performance for a While

Several weeks of academic accommodations might be needed, experts say

4/13/2015
Not Interested in School? Maybe They're Born That Way

Study suggests genetics contribute to a student's lack of motivation

1/30/2015
Lead Exposure May Be Bigger Threat to Boys Than Girls

Hormones may offer young females some protection from toxic effects, study says

11/26/2014
Some People May Be Pre-Wired to Be Bilingual

Learning of second language also seems to boost brain, study says

11/25/2014
Full-Day Preschool Beats Part-Day for School Preparedness

Full-time program for youngest tots boosts test scores, attendance: study

11/10/2014
Can Video Game Play Help Young Minds Learn?

Both skilled and unskilled players showed improved learning abilities in small study

11/5/2014
The ABCs of Successful Classroom Design

Lighting, temperature can influence student achievement, researchers say

8/18/2014
Childhood Mental Disability Rates Up, Study Finds

Largest increase reported among wealthier families

7/31/2014
Preschoolers With Special Needs May Gain From 'Inclusion' Classrooms

Peers with stronger language abilities have positive effect, study finds

7/10/2014
Researchers See Link Between Dyslexia, Abuse

But they're not sure which one might lead to the other

7/1/2014
iPads May Help Boost Speaking Skills in Kids With Autism: Study

Combining use of device with therapy sessions helped minimally verbal children talk, interact

4/21/2014
Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD, Study Finds

Anxiety often goes hand in hand with attention disorder, too

2/26/2014
Are Kids Born to Older Dads at Risk for Mental Health Woes?

Large Swedish study found higher rates of autism, ADHD and other disorders, but expert says the risk is small

1/27/2014
'Sensitive' Older Sibling May Help Boost Preschoolers' Language Skills

Study found a difference, particularly in large families where parents are stretched for time

1/14/2014
New Study Challenges Dyslexia-Brain Changes Link

Researchers suggest poorer reading experiences lead to less gray matter

12/5/2013
Slower Brain Connections May Be at Root of Dyslexia

Researchers find new insight into reading disorder

11/15/2013
Preterm Boys Face Worse Odds Than Girls, Study Says

Possible challenges include learning disabilities, motor problems

10/22/2013
Learning Challenging Skills Tied to Better Memory in Seniors

Taking up an activity such as digital photography appears to give a boost to aging brains

9/18/2013
E-Readers Benefit Some With Dyslexia, Study Finds

Short lines of text may be easier to decipher

9/18/2013
Young Adults With Autism Less Likely to Have Jobs, Live Independently

Surveys looked at life after high school for 20-somethings with various disorders

8/16/2013
Kids With Autism Outperformed Others on Math Test, Study Found

Parents might be reassured by focusing on children's strengths, researcher says

8/13/2013
MRI Might Allow Earlier Diagnosis of Dyslexia: Study

Size of a structure in the brain appears to hold key to predicting, treating reading problems sooner

8/2/2013
Smart Technology May Help Kids With Autism Learn, Communicate

Study found apps on iPad, iPod made it easier for them to concentrate, show what they know

7/30/2013
Kids With Autism Benefit From Early Intervention, Regardless of Method

Study found similar improvement among preschoolers in different types of programs

6/26/2013
'Hyperconnectivity' Seen in Brains of Children With Autism

Findings suggest brain imaging could potentially speed diagnosis