Natacha Akshoomoff
University of California, San Diego
PsychiatryDevelopmental psychologyCognitive developmentNeuropsychologyPsychologyNeuroscienceCognitionNeurocognitiveCognitive psychologyAutismAutism spectrum disorderDevelopmental disorderCerebellumWhite matterPopulationGeneticsAudiologyNeuroimagingClinical psychologyMedicineBiology
Publications 99
#1Carolyn Sawyer (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)
#2Julia Anna Adrian (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 1
Last. Natacha Akshoomoff (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 46
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Abstract Background Children born preterm are at risk for difficulties in executive function (EF), however there are limited tools to assess EF in young children and it is not fully understood how these early deficits are related to emerging academic skills. Aims To examine (a) early EF differences in young children born preterm, (b) how a measure of behavioral self-regulation correlates with other measures of EF in children born preterm, and (c) how this measure relates to academic outcomes in ...
#1Cristan FarmerH-Index: 27
#2Aaron J. Kaat (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 13
Last. Judith Miller (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 40
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Although norm-referenced scores are essential to the identification of disability, they possess several features which affect their sensitivity to change. Norm-referenced scores often decrease over time among people with neurodevelopmental disorders who exhibit slower-than-average increases in ability. Further, the reliability of norm-referenced scores is lower at the tails of the distribution, resulting in floor effects and increased measurement error for people with neurodevelopmental disorder...
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#1Julia Anna Adrian (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 1
#2Roger Bakeman (GSU: Georgia State University)H-Index: 72
Last. Frank Haist (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 19
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: Children born preterm are at risk for cognitive deficits and lower academic achievement. Notably, mathematics achievement is generally most affected. Here, we investigated the cognitive functions mediating early mathematics skills and how these are impacted by preterm birth. Healthy children born preterm (gestational age at birth < 33 weeks; n = 51) and children born full term (n = 27) were tested at ages 5, 6, and 7 years with a comprehensive battery of tests. We categorized items of the TEMA...
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#1Holly M. Hasler (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 2
#2Timothy T. Brown (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 34
Last. Natacha Akshoomoff (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 46
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Abstract Background Preterm birth is associated with an increased risk of neonatal brain injury, which can lead to alterations in brain maturation. Despite being born without the most significant medical consequences of preterm birth, infants born early remain at increased risk for subtle brain injury that affects future neurodevelopment and functioning. Aims To investigate the gray matter morphometry measures of cortical thickness, cortical surface area, and sulcal depth using MRI at 5 years of...
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#1Christina D. Chambers (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 60
#2Claire D. Coles (Emory University)H-Index: 53
Last. Kenneth L. Jones (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 92
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BACKGROUND: There are limited data on the characteristics of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and their mothers from the general population in the United States. METHODS: During the 2012 and 2013 academic years, first-grade children in a large urban Pacific Southwest city were invited to participate in a study to estimate the prevalence of FASD. Children who screened positive on weight, height, or head circumference
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#1Julia Anna AdrianH-Index: 1
#2Frank HaistH-Index: 19
Last. Natacha AkshoomoffH-Index: 46
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The prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) differs among populations and is largely unknown among minority populations. Prevalence and characterization of FASD is necessary for prevention efforts and allocation of resources for treatment and support. However, prevalence data are lacking, including among many minority populations. The aim of this study was to obtain an FASD prevalence estimate in a Southern California American Indian community employing active case-ascertainment. I...
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#1Eva TootlemanH-Index: 1
#2Barbara Malamut (Bryn Mawr College)H-Index: 1
Last. Paul Grossfeld (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 24
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: Jacobsen syndrome (OMIM #147791) is a rare contiguous gene disorder caused by deletions in distal 11q. The clinical phenotype is variable and can include dysmorphic features, varying degrees of intellectual disability, behavioral problems including autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, congenital heart defects, structural kidney defects, genitourinary problems, immunodeficiency, and a bleeding disorder due to impaired platelet production and function. Previous studies combining ...
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#1Sai Iyer (NU: Northwestern University)
#2Diana Do (SDSU: San Diego State University)
Last. Robert Needlman (MetroHealth)H-Index: 11
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Abstract Background Preschool children develop early literacy skills (ELS) needed for reading acquisition. Screening for delayed ELS could trigger interventions to prevent reading problems. Objective To develop a brief screening test for ELS delays, the Early Literacy Skills Assessment Tool (ELSAT). Methods This study included 4-year-old, typically developing, English language–predominant children attending preschool. The ELSAT comprised 63 items relating to 3 main ELS domains and was piloted wi...