25
Aug

Investigators from the Baby-Sibs Research Consortium have found no connection between head size and autism in a recent study published in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

The study, the largest of its kind, drew on data gathered from 695 children participating in studies at 12 sites around the world, including 442 younger siblings of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Over the children's first three years of life, investigators led by NeuroDevNet's Dr. Lonnie Zwaigenbaum found no overall difference in head size or growth between those who developed typically, those who developed autism and those who showed other developmental delays. Eighty-four of the participating children were diagnosed with ASD by age three.

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22
Aug

Researchers from both NCEs to take part in one-day workshop in Toronto aimed at identifying joint projects.

Neurodevelopmental disorders including Cerebral Palsy (CP), Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affect thousands of Canadians. Virtual reality and computer gaming technologies that harness the fun and motivational power of play have been shown to improve cognitive and motor functioning in children with these disorders, offering innovative ways to enhance existing treatment approaches.

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19
Aug

NeuroDevNet’s website is home to the web-based interface for the Canadian Cerebral Palsy Registry. Launched in March 2011, the Registry is a confidential, nation-wide collection of medical and social data about children with cerebral palsy. With roots in Quebec, the Registry has expanded nationwide to include participants in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

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