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Singing may improve hearing abilities of children with cochlear implants, study indicates

Singing is fun for any child, but for children with cochlear implants, it may help refine their hearing, particularly in noisy environments, according to a new study. Singing can strengthen the connectionsbetween hearing and speech. The study, published in the journal Music Perception, analyzed “speech-in-noise” skills in children with cochlear implants. Over about a year, the… Read More »

Parents’ divorce is more damaging to adolescents than to younger children, U.K. study finds

LONDON — Unhappy parents should not stay together “for the sake of the children,” as divorcing is less harmful if it takes place earlier in childhood, new research shows. The first large study to assess the emotional impact on children of their parents splitting up has found that the greatest risk of repercussions in the… Read More »

Maternal Depression, But Not Exposure to SSRIs, Associated with Worse Executive Functioning in Children  

While we have considerable data on the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy, most of this research focuses on the risk of congenital malformations in exposed children.  We have far less information regarding the long-term effects of SSRI antidepressants on neurodevelopmental outcomes in exposed children. A recent study looks at executive functioning… Read More »