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Researchers Pioneer Telemedicine Training for Rural Parents of Children with Autism

University of Kansas autism researchers have developed an effective distance parent training program to address critical shortage of ABA-trained professionals in rural communities.
4/14/2014 12:00 PM EDT

Sex of Speaker Affects Listener Language Processing

Grammar and syntax have been thought for decades to be automatic and untouchable by other brain processes and that everything else — the sex of the speaker, their dialect, etc. — is stripped away as our brains process the sound signal of a word...
11/19/2013 2:00 PM EST

Study Shows That Parenting Improves with Coaching via Cell Phone

First randomized trial shows that texts and calls from parent coaches to young, at-risk mothers improved their parenting skills as well as their well-being and that of their children.
11/7/2013 8:00 AM EST

$1.7M Granted for Unique Communication Measure of People with Severe Disabilities

University of Kansas researchers will continue to develop a unique measure of the communication status of individuals with a wide range of intellectual and developmental disabilities with little or no speech.
8/20/2013 8:00 AM EDT

Study Finds Prenatal Anti-HIV Meds Not Linked to Children’s Language Delays

Typical combinations of anti-HIV medications do not appear to cause language delays in children who where exposed to HIV in the womb and whose mothers took the antiretroviral drugs during pregnancy.
8/14/2013 12:00 PM EDT

DHA-Enriched Formula in Infancy Linked to Positive Cognitive Outcomes in Childhood

While the effect of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs) in infant formula on children's cognitive development may not always be evident on standardized developmental tasks at 18 months, significant effects may emerge later on more...
8/13/2013 2:00 PM EDT

KU Autism Researchers Get $1.2 Million to Test iPad App to Help Children with Social Communication

Autism researchers at the University of Kansas will test an iPad voice output app to help preschoolers with autism and their classmates communicate.
7/29/2013 9:00 AM EDT

$1.5 Million Clinical Trial Will Test Book Reading to Treat Language Impairment

The University of Kansas will test Interactive book reading in a five-year clinical trial as a possible treatment for children with Specific Language Impairment who represent about 7 percent of kindergarten children.
4/10/2013 11:00 AM EDT

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