Treatment & Therapy

New Prenatal Tests Called Into Question

Companies hawking new prenatal tests to detect Down syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities may be promising more than they can deliver, an investigation finds.

Effectiveness Of Cerebral Palsy Treatment Weighed

A surgery that improves mobility for some kids with cerebral palsy leaves others even more likely to lose balance. Now researchers are working to understand who’s most likely to benefit.

New Tests Offer Clarity For Kids Lacking Diagnosis

For those with developmental issues but no firm diagnosis, mapping a child’s complete genetic information can quickly offer answers and potential treatment options, researchers say.

Sensory Rooms Gaining In Popularity

A growing number of sensory rooms are cropping up nationwide designed to help those with disabilities find calm and learn to control their behavior.

Cancer Drug May Play Role In Treating Fragile X

A potential cancer treatment may also relieve behavioral symptoms of a condition associated with autism and intellectual disability, researchers say.

Increasingly, Dentists Tailoring Care For Kids With Special Needs

Dentists often rely on restraint and sedation to treat kids with disabilities, but with the right approach, these children are learning the skills to be treated just like other patients.

Trial Of Marijuana-Based Drug Offers Hope

For children experiencing dozens or even hundreds of seizures a day, an experimental drug derived from marijuana could make all the difference.

Support Urged For Families Weighing Out-Of-Home Placements

While the vast majority of kids with developmental disabilities are cared for at home, pediatricians are being reminded that out-of-home placements remain an important option.

Study: Group Approach May Help Parents Of Kids With Autism

With group training sessions, researchers say parents can learn to successfully incorporate autism therapy techniques into their everyday interactions with their children.

Harvard Study Finds Psychiatrists Tough To Access

Making an appointment with a psychiatrist is often an uphill battle no matter if you’re insured or if you intend to pay out of pocket, a new study suggests.

Autism Symptoms Eased By Broccoli Extract, Study Finds

A chemical that’s found in broccoli and other vegetables may be able to dramatically improve behavior and social skills in those with autism, researchers say.

Birth Control Options Stressed For Teens With Disabilities

Doctors are getting a reminder that adolescents with developmental disabilities are interested in sex too and their need for guidance and contraception should not be overlooked.

New Details Emerge On Autism Treatment Mandate

Federal officials are taking steps to clarify new requirements surrounding Medicaid coverage of autism treatments.

For Adults With Autism, ABA Coverage Scarce

As insurance coverage for applied behavioral analysis becomes increasingly available for children, options remain limited for adults on the spectrum.

States Move Forward With Expanded ABA Coverage

Months after federal officials ordered them to do so, states are starting to include coverage of treatments like ABA for kids with autism within their Medicaid programs.

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