Tag: CLI in the News

Reach Out and Read Texas Receives $25,000 Donation from MacKenzie Scott

Reach Out and Read, a national nonprofit leading the charge in promoting early childhood literacy and healthy early relationships, has announced the investment of $350,000 into communities nationwide, including $25,000 for the program in Texas. This allocation, which comes from a donation from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, will fund 14 local projects, allowing Reach Out and… Read more »

Read 20 Minutes a Day: How To Keep Children Intellectually Active During the Summer

Research reveals that children who do not continue studying during the summer can lose up to two months of what they learned in the school year. Keisey Fumero, a doctor at UTHealth Houston, invites parents to carry out activities so that minors continue to advance in their learning. She recommends reading at least 20 minutes… Read more »

Hispanics are more likely to have children with autism, according to a study

According to the CDC, Hispanics are 1.6 times more likely to have their children diagnosed with autism and, according to experts, parents can detect it based on the way they communicate and eye contact. In addition, they explain that for this there are behavioral, speech and occupational therapies. “There are children who change the world… Read more »

CLI Engage Takes an Amazing Voyage to the Cloud

By David Fanucchi When the Children’s Learning Institute (CLI) at UTHealth Houston created a cost-effective, digital delivery system in 2014 to disseminate early childhood program improvement tools across the state, there was trepidation as to how well the platform would be received among preschool teachers. But a pilot program with Houston ISD, Dallas ISD, and… Read more »

3 Factors That Decidedly Do Not Cause Autism

September 2, 2022 | Fatherly | by Rachel Crowell “Everybody wants to know what is causing this perceived increase in autism,” says Cathy Guttentag, PhD, a child psychologist and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston. “There’s still some debate” about what’s driving these changes, she notes. “Are there really… Read more »

New developmental and behavioral pediatrician joins practice

September 12, 2022 | UT Physicians | by Simone Sonnier Gabriel Anzueto, MD, has joined the talented team at the Dan L Duncan Children’s Neurodevelopmental Clinic at the Children’s Learning Institute as the new medical director. The clinic is part of UT Physicians, the medical practice of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. As a developmental… Read more »

Turning the Page

Fall 2022 | UTHealth Houston | by the Office of Development The conversation in the car ride home is a familiar one for Kimberly and Randall Velasquez. Their three-year-old son, Blake, received a book at his annual checkup, and while he can already recite his colors and numbers with pride, he doesn’t yet know how… Read more »

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 »