In this Nov. 7, 2015, file photo, children play with toys that are part of a Lego project.
Toys that are a pain for the hands are a particular problem in children’s playrooms, and research shows that children who struggle with their hands may actually be better behaved, according to a new study published Monday, Sept. 10, 2018.
In a report by the University of Pittsburgh, researchers found that toddlers who struggled with their wrists and hands were less likely to develop autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by age 6, according the Associated Press.
The study, which looked at more than 6,000 children ages 5 to 11, found that more than half the children had a history of developmental delay.
The children were divided into two groups: those with ADHD, or hyperactivity disorder, and those with developmental delay, or dyslexia.
The researchers found children who had ADHD had higher rates of anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts, as well as poorer social skills.
The kids with developmental delays were more likely to have developmental delays and behavioral problems such as repetitive behavior problems, difficulty concentrating, difficulty sleeping, difficulty learning and hyperactivity.
The results suggest that there are some possible benefits of having an ADHD-related disorder such as the possibility of social and behavioral difficulties, said lead researcher Jessica R. Sutter, PhD, professor of psychology at the University at Buffalo.
“There are benefits in terms of increased social skills, such as speaking and social communication,” Sutter told ABC News.
“But there is also some research suggesting that those social skills are not sufficient to lead to a good life.
The key is, what does it mean to be social in the first place?”
Sutter said that the researchers hope to expand the study to other developmental disorders to see if it might lead to other benefits for people.
The research team used data from the U.S. National Survey of Children’s Health to track the children’s symptoms over time.
They found that the average number of days a child had to be home with their parent before they were discharged was five.
This number varied from year to year, but rose steadily for children who were in the kindergarten to fifth grades.
Siblings were also tracked, as were those who lived with a parent.
The team also found that while the average time spent at home was three hours a day, the children with ADHD were home for more than four hours a week.
This could be because their parents were less stressed, the researchers said.
“The research shows there is a significant difference in how long kids with ADHD spend in their home,” Sinker said.
Sometime in the next five years, researchers hope the data can be used to predict a child’s risk of developing ASD.
For now, Sutter’s study has a goal: To determine if the prevalence of developmental delays in the U!
She said she hopes to expand her study to children of different developmental ages.
“I’m trying to figure out what the best way is for me to look at this and make recommendations for intervention,” Sapper said.
Children who have ADHD, who are less likely than their peers to be diagnosed with ASD, have higher rates, or risk of learning disabilities, than the general population, according data from Autism Speaks.
The prevalence of ASD in the general public, however, is higher than that of children with developmental disabilities, Sapper explained.
“So, what I’m looking at is, are there any differences in the prevalence between children with ASD and the general community that are being driven by developmental delays?”
Sapper is looking at data from all ages.
She has been researching developmental delays for more more than 20 years and has worked on projects that include the autism spectrum disorder, dyslexics and other disorders.
“What we’re doing is trying to find out what’s driving the difference between ASD and other developmental disabilities,” Sasser said.
The next step is to figure that out and figure out ways to help children who are more likely than the rest of the population to be at risk of having developmental delays.
“And then the next step would be to see what the outcomes would be if we could help those children, or if we’re going to see a significant reduction in ASD or a reduction in the other developmental disability,” Satterfield said.
A video showing a mother talking with her toddler with ADHD.
A woman with autism talks with a young child with ADHD on a video phone.
A child with autism looks out of a window with a video camera.
A father and his toddler watch a video of a preschooler playing with a Lego set.
“This is a pretty complicated area to be studying, and there’s no single answer,” Sucker said.
For her part, Sasser is optimistic that more research will soon come to light.
“A lot of what’s in front of us today, we’ve only seen from the early 1980s,” she said. As