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Music Contributes to Children's Language Development

“Perhaps the most important problem in neuroscience is understanding what it means to be human, and music is an essential part of this.” 
These are the opening words of cognitive neuroscientist Robert Zattore's presentation during a workshop on Music and the Brain. 

For the workshop, the National Institutes of Health and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts convened a panel of experts to discuss the current state of research on music and the brain.  

The workshop was organized around the three life stages — childhood, adulthood, and aging. 

Over the course of a day and a half, the group noted that in addition to promoting language development, music has a positive effect on the development of other cognitive functions including attention, visual-spatial perception, and executive function. 

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The first session of the workshop was titled "Building: Music and the Child’s Brain" The panel o…
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Improving Sleep in Children: Using Lessons Learned from Children with ADHD

It is probably every single parent out there's hope that come nighttime when they put their little one to sleep, things go smoothly and the child drifts off to sleep without issues.  For a lot of parents, this however is not the case.

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This is especially true of children with ADHD.  A study done by Sung, Hiscock, Sciberras and Efron [1], reported that in Australia 78% of parents stated that their child with ADHD has problems sleeping.

Why do children with ADHD have problems sleeping? While children with ADHD are more prone to other mental health issues such as anxiety [2] and depression [3], which can both lead to sleeping problems, some ADHD medication can also be a perpetrator [4].

More than the above though, studies have found an association between ADHD and the CLOCK gene [5].  This is the gene that helps to regulate our circadian rhythm, a biological clock we all have that tells us when to go to sleep, when to…