Developmental Language Disorder – Boys Town National Research Hospital Web

Developmental Language Disorder – Boys Town National Research Hospital Web

DLD stands for Developmental Language Disorder. It’s a fairly common problem. It affects about 7% of the population and the term itself describes a difficulty learning to talk and understand language. The problem is often evident in early childhood but it follows you into adulthood. Even as young children these people can talk. They can…

Is Homosexuality in Your Genes?

Is Homosexuality in Your Genes?

Scientists have recently discovered two gene variants that are more common in gay men than straight men, adding to the evidence that homosexuality is, at least, partially genetic. This news may actually sound familiar to you, as studies in the early ‘90s also identified regions on the 8th and X-chromosomes that were correlated with homosexuality.…

11 Insightful Facts About Autism

11 Insightful Facts about Autism Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and verbal and non-verbal communication, and by restricted, repetitive or stereotyped behavior. The diagnostic criteria require that symptoms become apparent before a child is three years old. Autism now affects 1 in 88 children; 1 in 54 boys,…

The Truth Behind Rising Autism Rates

The Truth Behind Rising Autism Rates

We’ve all heard the story that autism is on the rise. It seems everyone has an opinion on why. Some blame vaccines, some blame parents, so what’s really behind the rise in Autism? Hey guys Julia here for DNews Autism is a widely misunderstood condition. It’s a neurodevelopmental condition which frequently causes a spectrum of…