Pediatrics

The perfect fit: A 'shoe-in' for a great start to school

As the back-to-school rush begins, podiatry experts at the University of South Australia are encouraging parents to get their children's school shoes professionally fitted, as new research confirms that ill-fitted footwear ...

Autism spectrum disorders

More kids with autism may be doing well than thought

(HealthDay)—School-age children with autism may be faring better than commonly thought, with most "doing well" in at least some aspects of development, a new study suggests.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How can all schools safely reopen?

The question of when and how to open schools for full in-person learning in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most consequential the U.S. currently faces. A wealth of evidence suggests that schools can provide ...

Autism spectrum disorders

A tool for more inclusive autism screening

Screening tools for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often fail to identify ASD among children from low-income families and racial/ethnic minority groups, particularly when English is not the family's primary language. A new ...

Attention deficit disorders

Racial, ethnic disparities found in diagnosis, treatment of ADHD

(HealthDay)—There are racial and ethnic disparities evident in the diagnosis and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published online March 1 in JAMA Network Open.

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