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The Least of These


McKay School master’s graduate Cade Dopp helps education in Ghana through his nonprofit, Educell.

Through faculty mentorship and the drive to make a difference in the world, Cade Dopp has begun a robust educational program in Ghana using technology to teach and tutor underprivileged children.

Teaching through Text Messages


Most BYU students celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks and parades, but instructional psychology and technology master’s student Cade Dopp spent his July in Ghana with junior high students and cell phones.

After winning the Ballard Center Y Prize Challenge with his team from the David O. McKay School in winter semester of 2017, Dopp set out to make a difference in Dabanyin, a…

Third Annual Kaha Nui Summit Looks Beyond Four-year Degrees


He aha te mea nui o te ao?

He tangata, he tangata, he tangata!

What is the most important thing in the world?

It is the people, the people, the people!

2017 BYU NSSLHA Halloween Carnival Is Scary Fun


How do you get a Jedi, a superhero, and Aladdin all in the same room? Celebrate Halloween! The BYU chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) did just that with the 2017 NSSLHA Halloween Carnival on October 26.

The BYU Speech and Language Clinic offers evaluations and treatment services for speech, language, voice, fluency, and aural rehabilitation.…

More States Moving Forward with Autism Insurance Reform Legislation


Utah Autism insurance reform bill introduced.

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Autism Screening Just Got Better


The MCHAT autism screening tool was updated Dec. 2013 for more precise assessment.

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Scientists Getting Closer to Earliest Signs of Autism


Eyetracking may be able to identify early infant signs of autism.

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Measles Outbreak in the US


Measles was eliminated from the US 14 years ago, but is coming back with people suffering in several states. Infection with the measles can come from travelers or someone in the US who has been exposed and not vaccinated. Measles is an airborne disease that can cause loss of hearing, mental impairment or death in infants or toddlers in some cases. Since measles has been so rare, symptoms may…

Autism Not Linked to MMR Vaccine, Study Confirms


No association found between MMR vaccine and autism, even among children at higher risk.

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Research Provides Insights into Severe Autism


A new gene strongly associated with autism has been identified, shedding new light on the disorder's root causes.

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