Learning Disorders News
June 29, 2023

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Students Positive Towards AI, but Uncertain About What Counts as Cheating

Students are positive towards AI tools such as ChatGPT in education, but 62 percent believe that using chatbots during exams is cheating. However, where the boundary for cheating lies is highly ...

Problems With 'Pruning' Brain Connections Linked to Adolescent Mental Health Disorders

Problems with the brain's ability to 'prune' itself of unnecessary connections may underlie a wide range of mental health disorders that begin during adolescence, according to research published today. The findings may help explain why people are ...

Research Shows Why Some Children May Be Slower to Learn Words

A new study investigates where toddlers look when they learn new words. It finds that children with larger vocabularies looked quickly towards objects when learning new words. Meanwhile, children who knew fewer words looked back and forth between objects and took more time. The research team say ...

Robot Helps Students With Learning Disabilities Stay Focused

Engineering researchers are successfully using a robot to help keep children with learning disabilities focused on their ...

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The Link Between Mental Health and ADHD Is Strong -- So Why Aren't We Paying Attention?

On Blue Monday -- supposedly the gloomiest day of the year -- a study shows adults with high levels of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms are more likely to experience anxiety ...

In-Person Learning Helped Narrow Reading Gaps During Pandemic

一项研究发现,尽管有陡峭的learning losses in reading for elementary school students during the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person learning opportunities helped some of those students ...

Not Every Reader's Struggle Is the Same

Neuroscientists find that brain signatures of reading difficulties in students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are, on average, different from those of students from higher socioeconomic ...

Children Learn More Quickly Than Adults

If you've ever had the feeling that your elementary school kids were 'smarter' than you -- or at least capable of picking up new information and skills faster -- a new study suggests ...

Online Program to Support Children With Reading Difficulties Helped Them Make Significant Progress

An innovative program to support children with reading difficulties helped them make significant progress when used online, new analysis ...

Gene Study Identifies Series of DNA Variants Linked to Dyslexia

Scientists have for the first time pinpointed a large number of genes that are reliably associated with dyslexia. Around a third of the 42 genetic variants identified have been previously linked to ...

早期的自律提高儿童Educational Success

A study has shown that teaching children how to manage their attention and impulses in primary school has a positive long-term effect on their later educational ...

Birth Weight Could Help Identify Children at Higher Risk of Psychological Issues

New research has found that babies with larger birth weights tend to have fewer mental health and behavioral issues in childhood and ...

Gene Mutation Discovered That Causes Language Impairment, ADHD and Myasthenia

Scientists have shown that defects in the protein CAPRIN1 are the cause of various neurological ...

The Hemispheres Are Not Equal: How the Brain Is Not Symmetrical

Although the brain is divided into two halves, it is not exactly a mirror image. Some functions are processed more on the left side, others more on the right. Scientists have now discovered heritable ...

Pregnant Women With Obesity and Diabetes May Be More Likely to Have a Child With ADHD

妊娠糖尿病妇女的孩子和obesity may be twice as likely to develop attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) compared to those whose mothers did not have obesity, ...


Ketamine May Be an Effective Treatment for Children With ADNP Syndrome, New Study Suggests

Results of a small but unique research study suggest that low-dose ketamine is generally safe, well-tolerated and effective to treat clinical symptoms in children diagnosed with ADNP syndrome (also ...

Early Intervention Effective in Treating Neurodevelopmental Disorders

A new study suggests that therapeutic interventions to treat neurodevelopmental disorders may be more effective if done during the early stages of brain ...

Teachers Want Support to Embrace Nature Play in Primary Education

While nature play infrastructure grows, new research from Australia shows that teachers also need a knowledge-boost on how to best link nature play areas to the curriculum and children's ...

Early-Term Births Associated With Higher Rate of ADHD as Reported by Teachers

Among children born at term (37--41 weeks), those born before 39 weeks are more likely to experience symptoms associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new ...

Children With Rare Genetic Disorders More Likely to Be Diagnosed With Developmental, Behavioral and Mental Health Problems, Study Finds

随着快速的全基因组测序,children presenting with an intellectual disability or developmental delay are recommended to have their DNA sequenced to identify the underlying ...

A New Learning Method Could Help People With Autism Improve Visual Perception Capabilities

A new study proposes a new learning method for people with autism that may accelerate the learning process and even significantly improve capabilities in terms of visual perception. According to the ...

Only Half of Children With Autism Receive Early Intervention Services

Despite a federal mandate requiring access to early intervention programs (EIP) for children with disabilities, fewer than half of autistic children in four New Jersey counties received services ...

Brains of Children With Autism May Not Always 'See' Body Language, Study Finds

Researchers have found that children with autism spectrum disorder may not always process body movements effectively, especially if they are distracted by something ...

Study Focuses on Improving Cognitive Symptoms of Lupus

A new study finds that technology through video game-based cognitive therapy improves attention and executive functioning in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus ...

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