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Children with disabilities benefit from classroom inclusion

Photo: Pupils in class [04/08/2014] The secret to boosting the language skills of preschoolers with disabilities may be to put them in classrooms with typically developing peers, a new study finds. Researchers found that the average language skills of a child's classmates in the fall significantly predicted the child's language skills in the spring – especially for children with disabilities.Children with disabilities benefit from classroom inclusion - Read more

Smartphones as a health tool for older adults

Photo: Elderly man with a smartphone [01/08/2014] A team of researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is creating a smartphone app that will help older adults to understand their state of health and develop healthier habits.Smartphones as a health tool for older adults - Read more

Wearable device for early detection of common diabetes-related neurological condition

Photo: Prototype of the pupillometer [30/07/2014] A group of researchers in Taiwan has developed a new optical technology that may be able to detect an early complication of diabetes sooner, when it is more easily treated. If the device proves safe and effective in clinical trials, it may pave the way for the early detection and more effective treatment of this complication, called diabetic autonomic neuropathy.Wearable device for early detection of common diabetes-related neurological condition - Read more

Mothers of children with autism benefit from peer-led intervention

Photo: Woman encouraging another woman [23/07/2014] Peer-led interventions that target parental well-being can significantly reduce stress, depression and anxiety in mothers of children with disabilities, according to new findings.Mothers of children with autism benefit from peer-led intervention - Read more

Elderly: Highest risk for outdoor falls is walking out of necessity

Photo: Elderly person with a wheeled walker [21/07/2014] Older adults are at a greater danger of falling when walking for utilitarian purposes such as shopping and appointments than when walking for recreation, according to a study from University of Massachusetts Medical School.Elderly: Highest risk for outdoor falls is walking out of necessity - Read more

Recovery of language capacity right after a stroke

Photo: Researcher at his computer [21/07/2014] An interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Arizona (UA) has been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study language abilities in patients recovering from a stroke. The findings are expected to guide the development of treatments that would help patients regain as much of their language skills as possible.Recovery of language capacity right after a stroke - Read more

Rehabilitation: Pairing a mechanical device with stroke patients

Photo: Pneumatic actuator tendon hammer [18/07/2014] The repetitive facilitation exercise (RFE) is one of the most common rehabilitation tactics for stroke patients attempting to regain wrist movement. Stroke hemiparesis individuals are not able to move that part of their body because they cannot create a strong enough neural signal that travels from the brain to the wrist.Rehabilitation: Pairing a mechanical device with stroke patients - Read more

How gardens could help dementia care

Photo: Old man in the garden with his grandchild [16/07/2014] A new study has revealed that gardens in care homes could provide promising therapeutic benefits for patients suffering from dementia. By critically reviewing the findings from 17 different pieces of research, the research has found that outdoor spaces can offer environments that promote relaxation, encourage activity and reduce residents' agitation.How gardens could help dementia care - Read more

Pediatric autism study conducted entirely online

Photo: Internet browser search [16/07/2014] University of California San Francisco (UCSF) researchers have completed the first Internet-based clinical trial for children with autism, establishing it as a viable and cost effective method of conducting high-quality and rapid clinical trials in this population.Pediatric autism study conducted entirely online - Read more

Rehabilitation helps prevent depression from age-related vision loss

Photo: Occupational therapist and low-vision patient [14/07/2014] Depression is a common risk for people who have lost their vision from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but a new study shows that a type of rehabilitation therapy can cut this risk in half. The study was funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health.Rehabilitation helps prevent depression from age-related vision loss - Read more

 
 

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