Jul 28, 4:00 PM

Heres a simple game that can improve the thinking skills for children 2 years old and up. Read a storybook to your child but before turning the page, ask your toddler what they think is going to happen next. Its okay if they need help! Just give them a hint as to what happens next and ask them when they are ready to find out. Turn the page and talk about the outcome with them. Reread their favorite stories and see how much they remember. #DevelopmentalMilestones

Jul 25, 4:00 PM

DNA collected from cheek swab testing has three distinct advantages over DNA from traditional blood draws. First, its fast and painless. Second, the DNA collected from a cheek swab sample is more stable than DNA collected from a blood draw. Lastly, there are instances when an underlying genetic syndrome is more readily detected through DNA collected by cheek swab rather than by blood draw. #ThinkGenetic #KnowYourGenes

Jul 20, 3:30 PM

Language and communication milestones are great indicators of your childs ongoing development. If your son or daughter is around 2-years old, look for these cues to know that your child is on the right track: Points to things or pictures when they are named Knows names of familiar people and body parts Says sentences with 2 to 4 words Follows simple instructions Repeats words overheard in conversation Points to things in a book #DevelopmentalMilestones

Jul 17, 3:30 PM

Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems including learning disabilities and cognitive impairment. Usually, males are more severely affected by this disorder than females. Affected individuals usually have delayed development of speech and language by age 2. It affects about 1 in 4,000 males and 1 in 8,000 females and occurs in all racial and ethnic groups.