Author: childrenslearninginstitute

The Signs and Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder

April 14, 2022 | KHOU: Health Matters | by Rekha Muddaraj The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports one in 44 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder, which occurs in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. Dr. Cathy Guttentag, a psychologist with the Children’s Learning Institute and UT Physicians, evaluates children who have been referred… Read more »

Encouraging Readers to Grow

August 25, 2022 | UTHealth Houston | by the Office of Development Helping children reach their full potential sets in motion a cascade of positive change. Each child served will grow to share the fullness of their talents. Each family will be stronger, each community more robust. These goals are at the heart of CenterPoint Energy’s… Read more »

Clinic Updates

Renovation Updates  Over the past four months our two clinics, the UT Physicians Pediatric Center for Autism and Related Conditions and the Dan L Duncan Children’s Neurodevelopmental Clinic have been waiting patiently as the new space for our clinics gets remodeled. The clinicians will move into a new clinical space located in the University Center… Read more »

Spring Lunch & Learn

May 11, 2022 | United Way of Greater Houston Topic Supporting Social Emotional Development Throughout the School Year Join us to learn why a focus on social emotional development is especially vital during these changing times. Learn specific ways for integrating social and emotional learning in early childhood classrooms and where to access free, research-based… Read more »

Spring Virtual Lunch & Learn

April 20, 2022 | Zoom event Teaching Together: Family Engagement that Empowers Diverse Learners This Lunch & Learn session focused on family engagement in early childhood grades of preschool to first grade. Empowering families as partners in their children’s education support team opens opportunities for schools and families to work together to extend learning to… Read more »

Autism: Myths Versus Facts

April 20, 2022 | UT Physicians | by Simone Sonnier Although autism is an extremely common disorder that affects millions of adults and children worldwide, there are still countless misconceptions surrounding the condition and its origin. “In the age of the internet and social media where we can access so much information, and it all looks very… Read more »

Researchers Focus On Early Childhood Educators’ Social and Emotional Well-Being with $2.1 Million Grant

April 19, 2022 | The Sector | by Jason Roberts Investigators at the Children’s Learning Institute at UTHealth Houston have been given a five-year, $2.1 million grant to test the impact of the Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE) program on the social and emotional well-being of early childhood educators in Head Start programs across three major cities in… Read more »

Dr. Zucker to Serve as NHSA Opening Keynote Speaker

April 14, 2022 The 49th annual National Head Start Conference, held at the Baltimore Convention Center, will offically begin with an opening keynote presentation by Dr. Tricia Zucker on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Addressing an expected audience of over 3,000 attendees, Dr. Zucker will share how purposeful serve-and-return conversation helps children develop the oral language, vocabulary,… Read more »

CLI Earns Grant to Spark Girls’ Interest in STEM

March 31, 2022 | McGovern Medical School: Scoop | by Roman Petrowski The Children’s Learning Institute grant, “Breaking stereotypes through culturally relevant storytelling: Optimizing out-of-school time STEM experiences for elementary-age girls to strengthen their STEM interest pathways” is funded for nearly $2 million from the National Science Foundation. To reduce inequities among females who are Latino… Read more »

CLI Receives Institute of Education Sciences Grant

March 10, 2022 | McGovern Medical School: Scoop | by Roman Petrowski The Children’s Learning Institute at McGovern Medical School has received a new grant from the Institute of Education Sciences focused on improving outcomes in schools with a focus on how to best support teachers and parents of young children experiencing language difficulties. “We are excited… Read more »