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According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 1 in 6 children in the United States had a developmental disability in 2006-2008, ranging from mild disabilities such as speech and language impairments to serious developmental disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, autism and intellectual disabilities. At The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), researchers and clinicians are finding ways to give these children the early intervention and skills they need to live fulfilling lives.

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Study launched on probiotics to help treat GI issues and improve aberrant behavior in autistic children

A small clinical trial underway at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is testing the hypothesis that probiotics can help improve gastrointestinal symptoms of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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MicroSeismic, UT Physicians make sound investment in children with hearing loss

William Gonzalez, a junior at Aldine High School, will no longer have to strain to hear his teachers thanks to a new set of hearing aids donated by the MicroSeismic oilfield services company and fitted by the UTHealth audiology team.

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Back-to-school tips for parents of children with autism, ADHD

Anson Koshy, M.D., of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth has back-to-school tips for the parents of children with autism, ADHD and other neurodevelopmental challenges.

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