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'Groundbreaking' Research Offers Clues to Cause of Dyslexia...
SOURCES: Tyler Perrachione, Ph.D., assistant professor, speech, hearing and language sciences, Boston University; Guinevere Eden, Ph.D., director, Center for the Study of Learning, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.; Dec. 21, 2016, Neuron, online

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21, 2016 -- People with the reading disability dyslexia may have brain differences that are surprisingly wide-ranging, a new study suggests.

Using specialized brain imaging, scientists found that adults and children with dyslexia showed less ability to "adapt" to sensory i...

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Disabled Children Face Bullying Throughout School Years...
SOURCES: Chad Rose, Ph.D., assistant professor, special education, University of Missouri College of Education, Columbia; Nicholas Gage, Ph.D., assistant professor, College of Education, University of Florida, Gainesville; Jennifer Greif Green, Ph.D., associate professor, School of Education, Boston University; Nov. 4, 2016, Exceptional Children, online

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28, 2016 -- Bullying is a problem that affects almost all students in some ways, but for disabled children it's a problem that seems to last throughout their school years.

Disabled children, including those with learning disabilities, were abo...

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Stress May Explain Digestive Issues in Kids With Autism...
SOURCE: University of Missouri-Columbia, news release, Jan. 4, 2017

FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 -- Many children with autism suffer from gastrointestinal problems, such as belly pain and constipation. And new research suggests that these issues may stem from a heightened response to stress.

"When treating a patient with autism who has constipation and other ...

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