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Mindfulness training for parents of children with ASD studied

Oct. 30, 2014—Amy Weitlauf, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics, will be leading a study among parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to examine the effectiveness of mindfulness training as part of early interventions for children with ASD.

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Researchers explore links between grammar, rhythm

Oct. 30, 2014—A child’s ability to distinguish musical rhythm is related to his or her capacity for understanding grammar, according to a recent study from a researcher at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.

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‘White matter’ behaves differently in children with dyslexia

Oct. 29, 2014—Trans-institutional neuroimaging research at Vanderbilt finds that the brain may be structured differently in children with dyslexia.

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VKC debuts interdisciplinary research lecture series Sept. 3

Aug. 28, 2014—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is launching is a new educational series that will focus on the complexities of conducting interdisciplinary research and clinical trials that involve behavioral, environmental and pharmaceutical interventions.

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Sanders named TRIAD’s new medical director

Jul. 31, 2014—Kevin Sanders, M.D., assistant professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, has been named medical director for the Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD).

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Mothers of children with autism benefit from peer-led intervention: study

Jul. 21, 2014—Peer-led interventions that target parental well-being can significantly reduce stress, depression and anxiety in mothers of children with disabilities.

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Lifting Lives

Jul. 17, 2014—During the recent ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, singer Brett Eldredge pumped up the karaoke crowd at Winner’s Bar as camper Clayton Caroll took the stage. A partnership between the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Academy of Country Music, the residential camp has the dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome and other developmental disabilities and providing...

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Tennessee-based congressional staff spend day at Vanderbilt

Jul. 2, 2014—Tennessee-based congressional staff members spent the day on campus June 25 to learn firsthand about Vanderbilt services and resources.

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Kennedy Center trio recognized for intellectual and developmental disabilities contributions

Jun. 26, 2014—The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) recently recognized two Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) staff members and one VKC investigator for their service in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Ben Folds featured at ‘Music and Mind’ symposium

May. 28, 2014—Ben Folds is featured at “Music and the Mind,” a free symposium sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute June 12.

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Tennessee, Vanderbilt launch novel autism intervention program

Apr. 15, 2014—Vanderbilt University’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) and the Tennessee Department of Education are partnering to bring a novel intervention program to families of young children with autism in Middle Tennessee. Called the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), this new intervention method is aimed at early treatment of toddlers with autism...

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Grant puts faith to work for people with disabilities

Mar. 13, 2014—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will serve as the lead site for a $500,000 grant focused on building capacity of faith communities, such as churches, mosques, synagogues and other religious organizations, to support employment for members with disabilities.

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