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Back to School: No more nit-picking? New FDA-approved treatment promises easier way to defeat lice

New FDA-approved treatment promises easier way to defeat lice Update on three head lice treatments It's not a pleasant topic, and head lice are not specifically related to X and Y chromosome variations, but, as we all know, no child is immune. This new treatment may be promising news, especially for patients who are experiencing [...]

October 27th, 2016|

Resource in Texas: Social Skills Classes for Children and Teens with Social Integration Differences

http://www.socialmotionskills.org/ From their website description: We are 100% Social & Life Skills We focus SOLELY on social skills training and learning of mainstream activities – for children and adolescents with social & learning deficits and autism spectrum disorders We’re serious about social behavior modification. We offer the quantity and quality of practice sessions necessary to [...]

October 27th, 2016|

The Brain On Trial

By David Eagleman http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/07/the-brain-on-trial/8520/?single_page=true Atlantic Magazine   July/Aug 2011 On the steamy first day of August 1966, Charles Whitman took an elevator to the top floor of the University of Texas Tower in Austin. The 25-year-old climbed the stairs to the observation deck, lugging with him a footlocker full of guns and ammunition. At the top, [...]

October 27th, 2016|

AAP: Guideline Calls for Pre-K ADHD Evaluation

Primary care physicians should begin evaluating children for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at age 4 and continue through age 18, according to a new clinical guideline from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Read the original article. (You may need to setup a free MedPage Today account to view this article.)

October 27th, 2016|

Temper Tantrums

Tantrum Tamer: New Ways Parents Can Stop Bad Behavior http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203716204577018223567068482.html?mod=ITP_personaljournal_0 Forget everything you may have read about coping with children's temper tantrums. Time-outs, sticker charts, television denial—for many, none of these measures will actually result in long-term behavior change, according to researchers at two academic institutions. Whether a child has violent temper tantrums or is [...]

October 27th, 2016|

Sex Chromosome Aneuploidies

Permission was secured from the publisher and authors to reproduce an entire chapter of the book, Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology, by Andrew S. Davis, Editor. The chapter is authored by Nicole Tartaglia, MD, and her team at the eXtraordinarY Kids Clinic at Children's Hospital of Colorado, Rebecca Wilson, PsyD, Elizabeth Bennett, PhD, and Susan E. [...]

October 27th, 2016|

Understanding and Modifying the Behavior of Children with X and Y Chromosome Variations: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Understanding and Modifying the Behavior of Boys with XXYY: A Guide for Parents and Professionals By Karen Riley, PhD Read/Download the pdf This paper was originally commissioned by the XXYY Project.  At the urging of Dr. Riley, the XXYY Project has generously shared their valuable "Behavior Paper" with AXYS. While this paper focuses on the [...]

October 27th, 2016|

Human Genome Discussion

How many genomes do you have? By John Rennie | November 29, 2011 http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/savvy-scientist/how-many-genomes-do-you-have/159 The era of personal genomics is fast approaching, as headlines constantly remind us. With the cost of sequencing someone’s DNA rapidly falling toward just $1,000 (or less), it seems all but inevitable that soon we and our physicians will use that [...]

October 26th, 2016|

Role of the X Chromosome in Social Behavioural Dysfunction and Autism-like Behaviour

Abstract Social cognitive competence appears to be a good predictor of social behaviour and adaptation. Individual variance in social cognitive competence is, for a substantial part, attributable to genetic factors. Deficits in social behaviour are seen in populations such as those with autism-spectrum disorders, and although social (dys)functioning may be similar at the level of [...]

October 26th, 2016|

Social Function in Multiple X and Y Conditions

Dev Disabil Res Rev 2009;15:328–332. Abstract Klinefelter syndrome (47,XXY) was initially described in the context of its endocrinologic and physical features; however, subsequent studies have revealed specific impairments in verbal skills and social functioning. Males with sex chromosomal aneuploidies are known to have variability in their developmental profile with the majority presenting with expressive language [...]

October 25th, 2016|