Music improves social communication in autistic children

Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments in one-on-one therapy can improve autistic children’s social communication skills

Are children’s television programmes too cool for school?

New research to be presented at the 2018 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition looks at how school life is depicted on children’s TV shows and what influence it may have on how children perceive school

Gender inequality could be driving the deaths of girls under 5

Levels of gender inequality across the world are associated with disproportionate death rates among girls under five years old

Unique patterns of neural communications found in brains of children with autism

At a time different parts of the brain are supposed to be talking to each other or working together, the communication between different regions of the brain appears to take unexpected exits and detours for no apparent reason.

Study reveals how the brain overcomes its own limitations

Strategies to compensate for uncertainty help the brain succeed at difficult mental computations

How to avoid raising a materialistic child

If you’re a parent, you may be concerned that materialism among children has been on.

Children with autism, developmental delays nearly 50% more likely to be overweight

A new study by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the University of Pennsylvania.

Children’s violent video game play associated with increased physical aggressive behaviour

Dartmouth analysis of multiple studies demonstrates how effect varies across ethnicity

Asking questions, testing improves student learning of new material

Jason Chan makes a point to periodically interrupt his lecture and ask students a question.

Insufficient sleep associated with risky behaviour in teens

Mental health issues, substance abuse, accidents more likely for high school students sleeping less than six hours per night