Psychology & Psychiatry

Storytime a 'turbocharger' for a child's brain

While reading to children has many benefits, simply speaking the words aloud may not be enough to improve cognitive development in preschoolers.

Psychology & Psychiatry

NC Pre-K children outpace normal expectations through kindergarten

Students who were enrolled in the NC Pre-K Program are making significant gains across all areas of learning through the end of kindergarten, according to a new report from scientists at UNC's Frank Porter Graham Child Development ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Helping autistic kids read, write and communicate

The boy is delighted. You can see it in his eyes—his enthusiasm for the task, his pride in his ability. Indeed, Max has good reason to be proud: At age three, he is reading. And at this precise moment, he is reading a story ...

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