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Head Start Benefits Children with Disabilities

Friday, August 5, 2016
Kristin Rispoli and Kyunghee Lee

Young children with multiple disabilities who are enrolled in Head Start have better literacy, reading and math scores than children who aren’t in the federally funded program, indicates…

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Can Telehealth Fill Gap in Autism Services?

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Parents struggling to find and afford therapy for their child with autism may eventually be able to provide that therapy themselves with the help of telehealth training. Findings…

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Autism Awareness Month: MSU Research Solutions

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Michigan State University has established the Institute for Research in Autism, Intellectual and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (RAIND) to bring together a wide variety of multidisciplinary initiatives already being pursued…

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Update on MDHHS-Funded Autism Program

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Michigan State University Chair of Pediatrics and Human Development B. Keith English discusses the progress being made on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services-funded autism program….

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Reading Instruction for Children with ASD

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Michigan State University researchers Joshua Plavnick, Lori Skibbe, Troy Mariage, Carol Sue Englert, and Julie Thompson discuss “Comprehensive Reading Instruction for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A High-Tech…

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Matthew Pontifex: Exercise and the Connection to Cognition

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Child Health Day, Oct. 5, 2015   Matthew Pontifex made news when he showed for the first time that kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can better…

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MSU Funds New Autism Research Projects

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
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In an effort to spur new approaches to research in autism, intellectual and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, Michigan State University (MSU) has awarded funding for six new, multi-disciplinary projects….

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Shedding New Light on Learning Disorders

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Child Health Day, Oct. 5, 2015 A Michigan State University researcher has discovered the first anatomical evidence that the brains of children with a nonverbal learning disability –…

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Video Could Transform How Schools Serve Teens with Autism

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Child Health Day, Oct. 5, 2015 Video-based teaching helps teens with autism learn important social skills, and the method eventually could be used widely by schools with limited…

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Ultrasound Reveals Autism Risk at Birth

Monday, February 25, 2013

Child Health Day, Oct. 15, 2015 Low-birth-weight babies with a particular brain abnormality are at greater risk for autism, according to a new study that could provide doctors…

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