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Transition Success Story: Benjamin Range

by Allison
Eatough
August 2, 2013
Early guidance from the Center for Development and Learning helped Benjamin Range on the path to a master’s degree, despite autism.

Ben Range at his graduation from Duquesne UniversityBenjamin Range, 25, always knew he was good at history and science. He just didn’t know why until he met with the specialists at Kennedy Krieger’s Center for Development and Learning.

Research Discussion with ADHD Expert Dr. Stewart Mostofsky

July 2, 2012
Topic: Study finds brain neurotransmitter may be key in ADHD

Dr. Stewart MostofskyChildren diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have significantly lower concentrations of the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain compared with typically developing children.

Is it ADHD or Typical Toddler Behavior? Ten Early Signs of ADHD Risk in Preschool Age Children

June 28, 2012
Kennedy Krieger Expert Advises Parents on What to Look for During Early Childhood

Young children often have problems paying attention or concentrating, but when are these problems serious enough for parents and teachers to be concerned? According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 11 school-aged children are diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), but research suggests that the warning signs often appear even before the demands of school begin. As many as 40 percent of children have significant problems with attention by age four, and ADHD is now the most common mental health disorder diagnosed in the preschool years.

CHADD Regional Education Conference on ADHD

May 19 2012 (All day)

About the Event:

Representatives from the Center for Learning and Development and Department of Neuropsychology at Kennedy Krieger Institute will be attending the Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) Regional Education Conference on ADHD in Baltimore on Saturday, May 19, 2012.

National Survey Will Measure How Bullying Impacts Children with Autism

October 17, 2011
Interactive Autism Network asks families to report on bullying experiences of children with ASD

(Baltimore, MD) -- Today, the Interactive Autism Network (IAN Project) launches a national survey to study the impact of bullying on children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Bullying, a pervasive problem among youth, has attracted the national spotlight in recent months because of the lasting, and sometimes tragic, effects on children and teenagers across the country.

Novel Imaging Technique Reveals Brain Abnormalities That May Play Key Role in ADHD

November 17, 2008
Kennedy Krieger researchers uncover structural features of the brain that may contribute to disorder’s development

(Baltimore, MD) -- A study published today in AJP in Advance, the online advance edition of The American Journal of Psychiatry, the official journal of the American Psychiatric Association, reveals for the first time shape differences in the brains of children with ADHD, which could help pinpoint the specific neural circuits involved in the disorder. Researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Md.

Preschoolers' Grasp of Numbers Predicts Math Performance in School Years

September 14, 2011
Study Reveals Link Between Early Number Sense and Elementary Math Scores

September 14, 2011 (Baltimore, MD) -- A new study published today in the journal PLoS ONE reports that the precision with which preschoolers estimate quantities, prior to any formal education in mathematics, predicts their mathematics ability in elementary school, according to research from the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

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Location:

The Center for Development and Learning is located at:

Kennedy Krieger Institute
801 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205

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