Helen Egger

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The early detection of developmental disorders is key to child outcome, allowing interventions to be initiated which promote development and improve prognosis. Research on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) suggests that behavioral signs can be observed late in the first year of life. Many of these studies involve extensive frame-by-frame video observation and(More)
The superior longitudinal fasciculus (SLF) II and cingulum are two white matter tracts important for attention and other frontal lobe functions. These functions are often disturbed in children with drug-resistant (DR) partial epilepsy, even when no abnormalities are seen on conventional MRI. We set out to determine whether abnormalities in these structures(More)
  • Jodi Whiteman, Nancy L Seibel, Jennifer Moon, Li, Deborah Eckbreth, Matthew E Melmed +48 others
  • 2014
This issue of Zero to Three focuses on the work of the federally funded National Quality Improvement Center on Early Childhood (QIC-EC) which supported four research and demonstration projects that tested new approaches to preventing child maltreatment of very young children. The authors are from the Children's Bureau, which funded the work; The Center for(More)
Three dimensions of temperament -- difficult temperament, unadaptablility and unsociability -- were assessed in the first year of life by maternal interview in twins born in Puerto Rico during 2001 and 2002. Eight hundred and sixty-five eligible mothers (80%) were traced and interviewed. Model-fitting results showed that additive genetic factors and the(More)
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