Multiple neurodevelopmental conditions may lead to worse educational outcomes — ScienceDaily

Scottish children with multiple neurodevelopmental conditions experience greater school absenteeism and exclusion, poorer exam attainment and increased unemployment, according to a study published October 13 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Michael Fleming of the University of Glasgow, and colleagues.

Children with neurodevelopmental conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), depression and intellectual disability often experience difficulties at school. Multiple neurodevelopmental conditions commonly coexist, but this phenomenon, known as neurodevelopmental multimorbidity, has received relatively little attention in children compared to adults. To address this gap in knowledge, Fleming and his collaborators investigated the prevalence of neurodevelopmental multimorbidity in Scottish schoolchildren and their educational outcomes compared to their peers. The authors linked together five Scotland-wide health and education databases to identify neurodevelopmental multimorbidity in 766,244, four- to 19-year-old children attending school in Scotland between 2009 and 2013. Study limitations are that 96.2% of the participants

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Luciteria Science Expands their Line of Educational Toys for Science | News

TUMWATER, Wash., Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —┬áThe founders of Luciteria Science are pleased to announce that they have just expanded their line of educational science toys.

To check out the updated selection of educational toys, please visit https://luciteria.com/blog/2020/9/8/luciteria-science-expands-its-educational-toys-for-science.

As a company spokesperson noted, the founders of Luciteria Science believe that being able to see, touch and experience the basic building blocks of science is an important part of learning about this fascinating subject. For people with an inherent interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), STEM toys and hands-on learning resources can help them develop and explore their interests.

This knowledge inspired the founders to create and launch a new line of educational bundles that are ideal for not only private collectors and educators, but also students and science lovers of all ages, as well as parents who are currently teaching their children at home.

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