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Deaf Infants More Attuned To Parent’s Visual Cues, Study Shows

Eye gaze helps infants communicate. Through everyday interactions, eye gaze establishes a social connection between parent and child and is linked to early word learning. But...
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New Tech-Enabled Rehab Program Designed To Improve Recovery Experience for People Living With Dementia

Brookdale Senior Living is taking a new approach to providing skilled nursing and rehabilitation for people living with Alzheimer's and other dementias. A first of its kind in...
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Linguists Track Impact Of Cognitive Decline Across Three Decades Of One Writer's Diaries

Researchers at the University of Toronto (U of T) specializing in language variation and change have identified a specific relationship between an individual's use of language...
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Gary And Mary West Pace® Program Of All-Inclusive Care For The Elderly To Help Seniors Successfully Age At Home Opens In North County San Diego

PACE®, which stands for Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly, has come to north San Diego County with the official ribbon-cutting today of the nonprofit Gary and Mary...
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Finding Upends Theory About The Cerebellum’s Role In Reading And Dyslexia

New brain imaging research debunks a controversial theory about dyslexia that can impact how it is sometimes treated, Georgetown University Medical Center neuroscientists say....
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New Genes Identified In Hearing Loss, Providing Treatment Hope

A new study published today in The American Journal of Human Genetics has identified 44 genes linked to age-related hearing loss giving a much clearer understanding of how the...
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Mild-To-Moderate Hearing Loss In Children Leads To Changes In How Brain Processes Sound

Deafness in early childhood is known to lead to lasting changes in how sounds are processed in the brain, but new research published today in eLife shows that even mild-to-mod...
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Deep Brain Stimulation For Refractory Severe Tinnitus: Preliminary Results Show Safety And Efficacy

Researchers from the University of California San Francisco and Veterans Affairs Health Care System, San Francisco investigated the safety and efficacy of deep brain stimulati...
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Why Is The Brain Disturbed By Harsh Sounds?

Why do the harsh sounds emitted by alarms or human shrieks grab our attention? What is going on in the brain when it detects these frequencies? Neuroscientists from the Univer...
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New Tech-Enabled Rehab Program Designed To Improve Recovery Experience For People Living With Dementia

Brookdale Senior Living is taking a new approach to providing skilled nursing and rehabilitation for people living with Alzheimer's and other dementias. A first of its kind in...
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Brain Imaging Shows How Minimally Verbal And Nonverbal Children With Autism Have Slower Response To Sounds

Even though nonverbal or minimally verbal people who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) make up between 25 and 30% of the total autistic population, almost no studies have be...
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Results Announced For Pioneering Research On The Effect Of Mutant Genes On Stuttering Therapy

Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI), a national center for stuttering research and therapy innovation, just completed another research initiative in collaboration...
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Poor Motor Skills Predict Long-Term Language Impairments For Children With Autism, Study Finds

Fine motor skills – used for eating, writing and buttoning clothing – may be a strong predictor for identifying whether children with autism are at risk for long-term language...
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South African Study Highlights Links Between Low Language Ability And Poor Mental Health

One of the first studies of its kind focusing on South African children's language ability and mental health outcomes, has found clear evidence for a link between low language...
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Sound Deprivation In One Ear Leads To Speech Recognition Difficulties

Chronic conductive hearing loss, which can result from middle-ear infections, has been linked to speech recognition deficits, according to the results of a new study, led by s...
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Speech Impairment In Five-Year-Old International Adoptees With Cleft Palate

In a group of internationally adopted children with cleft lip and/or palate, speech at age five is impaired compared to a corresponding group of children born in Sweden, a stu...
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Patients In Persistent Comas Or Vegetative States Show Signs Of Improved Wakefulness Because Of The Phoenix Project

Ravon Ortiz and Wardell Starling are the latest patients to emerge from vegetative states in Nexus Health Systems' program, The Phoenix Project. Konswella Felps explained tha...
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CSHA Releases Video, Resource Guide To Help Parents, Others Determine Children's Language Development Status, Need For Help

The engaging seven-minute video titled "200 by Two: An Early Intervention Guide on Communication and Language Development" describes the rapid progress infants and toddlers ma...
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Autism Study Stresses Importance Of Communicating With All Infants

A new language-skills study that included infants later diagnosed with autism suggests that all children can benefit from exposure to more speech from their caregivers. Dr. M...
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Study Links Hearing Aids To Lower Risk Of Dementia, Depression & Falls; Only 1 In 8 Older Adults With Hearing Loss Have One

Older adults who get a hearing aid for a newly diagnosed hearing loss have a lower risk of being diagnosed with dementia, depression or anxiety for the first time over the nex...
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Life Skills Autism Academy Opens First-Of-Its-Kind Center Dedicated To Early Childhood Treatment Of Autism Spectrum Disorder

On Tuesday a group of leaders from Life Skills Autism Academy and the Plano Chamber of Commerce gathered to celebrate the opening of a new center offering high quality early i...
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Study Identifies Possible Genetic Link Between Children's Language And Mental Health

A new study suggests there may be genetic explanations for why some children with poor language also have poor mental health. The University of York-led study examined geneti...
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Heart Attack Patients With Mild Cognitive Impairment Get Fewer Treatments

A new study finds people who have mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which lies on the continuum of cognitive decline between normal cognition and dementia, are less likely to r...
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Dyslexia Could Affect Pass Rates In UK GP Clinical Skills Exam

Trainee doctors who have dyslexia, and who declare this prior to taking the clinical skills component of the licensing exam for general practice, are less likely to pass than ...
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Type Of Brain Cell Involved In Stuttering Identified

Researchers believe that stuttering -- a potentially lifelong and debilitating speech disorder -- stems from problems with the circuits in the brain that control speech, but p...
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