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Developmental coordination disorder in ex-preterm children

19 Nov, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

42% of a series of 50 Austrialian children born at less than 29 weeks gestation or 1000 grams birth weight were assessed at 8 years and found to have developmental coordination disorder, compared to 8% of controls.  Here.

Sleep Problems in Down’s Syndrome

4 Oct, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

In a questionaire study of 58 children and young people with Down’s syndrome, sleep problems were virtually ubiquitous.  Here.

Bilingualism and Stuttering

29 Sep, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

In a series of children aged 8 to 12 who stuttered, bilingualism was more highly represented than in controls, and was associated with a lower chance of recovery.  Here.

Specific Expressive Language Delay

10 Sep, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

In a randomised controlled trial of children with language delay at 2 years comparing a parental led intervention with watchful waiting for one year, the intervention group had a significant improvement after one year.  Here.

Reading to Children

14 May, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

It is nice to have one’s biases confirmed; reading to children is a good thing.  But you know what, I think I’d still do it even if there were no evidence…  Here. 

Visual development in Craniosynostosis

14 May, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

Of 29 infants who had non-syndromic single suture craniosynostosis, 16% had normal vision prior to surgery, rising to 65% after surgery.  Here.

Autism spectrum disorder

7 May, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

The process of setting up an autism spectrum disorder database in the North East of England is described. Here.

Selective mutism

6 May, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

In the absence of good published evidence, these authors used a delphi process to develop a care pathway for selective mutism. Here.

Cost effectiveness of Gastrostomy

6 May, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

A detailed analysis of costs of feeding and complications at baseline and following gastrostomy placement demonstrate no significant increase in cost for significant increased clinical benefit. Here.


28 Mar, 08 | by Ian Wacogne

In this study of the urine of 65 boys with autism and 158 non-autistic controls, there is no evidence of an increased level of opioid peptides in the autism group.  Here

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