Blog Posts

September 13, 2019

Research Round-Up

This week’s research summaries all center around how providers can support caregivers.

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September 6, 2019

Research Round-Up

This week’s edition features articles on caregiver use of child-directed speech to children with a biological risk of language impairment, conversational turn-taking between mothers and children with cochlear implants, and features of parent-reported regression in children with autism spectrum disorder.

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August 30, 2019

Research Round-Up

In this week’s round-up we summarize research on the effect of mothers’ media use during infant feeding sessions, early predictors of children with autism’s expressive language, and quality of life ratings for children with cochlear implants.

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August 23, 2019

Research Round-Up

This week we summarize research about strategies parents can use to teach their children new words and strategies parents can use during shared book reading to improve language skills.

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August 16, 2019

Research Round-Up

In this week’s edition, we summarize research about the efficacy of Pivotal Response Treatment, a coding system to measure subtle changes in social communication, and the link between maternal responsiveness and infant vocal development. Read More

August 9, 2019

Research Round-Up

This week we summarize research about the interaction between child communication skills, emotional challenges, and parental distress, the effect of caregiver-led intervention on family dynamics, and a video-based screening measure for infants with autism.

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August 2, 2019

Research Round-Up

This week we summarize research about how parent report can help clinicians make differential ASD diagnoses, how a parent-mediated autism intervention may help to decrease parental stress, and mindfulness as a therapy technique for individuals with autism and their caregivers.

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July 26, 2019

Research Round-Up

This week we summarize research investigating risk factors of ASD, how race and education impact maternal language, and how caregivers use tactile input with their children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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July 19, 2019

Research Round-Up

This week we summarize research about parent report of early vocal skills, a social communication intervention, parent satisfaction with school-based services, evaluation of multilingual preschoolers, and the correlation of age of walking with ASD symptoms. Read More

July 12, 2019

Research Round-Up

This week we summarize research about the impact of parents’ use of mobile phones, why we should discard the term “high functioning ASD,” the impact of early language exposure for children with and without ASD, and the outcomes of a parent-mediated intervention for ASD. As always, send us an email if you need help accessing a full article.

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July 5, 2019

Research Round-Up

In this research round-up, we summarize articles about how children with both ASD and intellectual disability learn words as well as how communication styles vary for parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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June 28, 2019

Research Round-Up

Introducing a new blog series where we provide quick summaries of interesting research that was published in the past few weeks. Feel free to reach out if you run into difficulty accessing an article.

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June 11, 2019

Retracted: The rise and fall of evidence in support of vitamin D supplements for children with autism

Let’s rewind to January 2017: we summarized a research study that looked at the effects of giving children with autism vitamin D supplements.

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April 29, 2019

Does reading e-books help my child’s vocabulary?

A study looking at whether dictionaries in e-books help children with language disorders to learn new words

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