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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…

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.…

Scientists Getting Closer to Earliest Signs of Autism


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

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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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Brief Observations May Miss Autism Symptoms


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Even experts might miss autism signs in a brief observation. Children who have autism display high rates of typical behavior alongside atypical behavior. However, children who do not have autism also show atypical behavior at times. Even clinicians who have experience and expertise in…

Study Links Epigenetic Changes in Mom’s DNA to Babies’ Autism Symptoms


Changes may reflect environmental exposures and other factors that increase autism risk.

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Enter the ARUCC Essay Contest and Win a Home Security System Package


Thank you for participating in the NorthStar and Autism Resources of Utah County Council (ARUCC) Essay Contest! This is a yearly program that provides home security systems and monitoring packages to families who may benefit. The contest is designed to link families in the community and NorthStar together to provide greater security and peace of mind for children, parents, and caregivers.…

Taking Flight for Autism


If you're interested in having your family participate in a unique travel simulation, join Taking Flight for Autism on June 17th.

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