Monthly Archives: August 2012

Genetic Model of Behaviors Seen in Autism Created in Mice

While the idea of genetic mutations being in play for autism to develop has been regularly suggested, isolating which genes specifically impact the disorder has been a challenge. Researchers recently modified the gene pten, which impacts use of the mitochondria … Continue reading

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Age of Fathers Linked to Autism Incidence

A study has been released suggesting that the age of a child’s father was “the only important thing” when considering the likelihood of a genetic change that could be responsible for increased risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders or schizophrenia. To … Continue reading

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Effects of Parent Stress on Child Development

As if parents didn’t have enough to be stressed about, now research is suggesting that parent stress can contribute to concerns with children! Prior to Birth Even before a child is born, levels of stress hormones may influence brain development. … Continue reading

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Helping Your Teen with ASD: Autism Spectrum Disorder (Guest Post)

It is every parent’s wish to have a happy and healthy child. But what happens if you see something unusual in your child’s behavior around two years of age? The breaking news after the doctor consultation and the journey that … Continue reading

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Is Vision Impacting Behavior Concerns for Your Child?

It is estimated that 80% of a child’s learning in the first 12 years of life is learned visually. Indeed, toddlers may learn social cues by visually observing adults around them. Symptoms of a vision challenge may be subtle, or … Continue reading

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