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Communication made easier for children with cerebral palsy

Photo: Man with communication system [29/05/2015] The Biomechanics Institute of Valencia (IBV) has coordinated the ABC project (Augmented BNCI Communication), a European initiative that has developed a new brain-computer interface system to enhance communication skills of people with cerebral palsy from childhood, improving the relationship with their environment and the expression of emotions.Communication made easier for children with cerebral palsy - Read more

Animals' presence may ease social anxiety in kids with autism

Photo: Guinea pig on a child's lap [22/05/2015] When animals are present, children with autism have lower readings on a device that detects anxiety and other forms of social arousal when interacting with their peers. Companion animals – like dogs, cats or the guinea pigs in a new study – may prove to be a helpful addition to treatment programs designed to help children with ASDs improve their social skills and interactions with other people.Animals' presence may ease social anxiety in kids with autism - Read more

Kids with ADHD must squirm to learn

Photo: Boy sitting at his school desk [11/05/2015] For decades, frustrated parents and teachers have barked at fidgety children with ADHD to "Sit still and concentrate!". But new research shows that if you want ADHD kids to learn, you have to let them squirm. The foot-tapping, leg-swinging and chair-scooting movements of children with ADHD are actually vital to how they remember information and work out complex cognitive tasks.Kids with ADHD must squirm to learn - Read more

Inclusive education benefits students with or without disabilities

Photo: Student writing something down [29/04/2015] The need for inclusive education for all children with disabilities is one of the points highlighted in the Alternative Report on the Implementation of the UN CRPD, a document developed by the European disability movement to aid the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in their review of EU's progress since it ratified the human rights treaty. Inclusive education benefits students with or without disabilities - Read more

Inclusion: Better classrooms for children with disabilities

Photo: Three students in class, one of them in a wheelchair [09/03/2015] A pilot study in 51 North Carolina classrooms shows the effectiveness of a new measure in assessing the quality of practices in inclusive preschools. Not only is the Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP) a reliable instrument, researchers say it also reveals the types of inclusive settings that may be best serving preschoolers with disabilities.Inclusion: Better classrooms for children with disabilities - Read more

Early signs in young children predict type 1 diabetes

Photo: Measuring blood sugar [27/02/2015] New research shows that it is possible to predict the development of type 1 diabetes. By measuring the presence of autoantibodies in the blood, it is possible to detect whether the immune system has begun to break down the body's own insulin cells.Early signs in young children predict type 1 diabetes - Read more

25 percent of homeless people surveyed in Toronto report vision problems

Photo: Docotor screening the eyes of a patient [13/02/2015] Twenty-five per cent of homeless people surveyed in Toronto had vision problems up to and including blindness, four times higher than the rate of the overall population in North America, a new study by St. Michael's Hospital has found. 25 percent of homeless people surveyed in Toronto report vision problems - Read more

Pediatric artificial pancreas may help parents of children with Type 1 diabetes

Photo: Dassau and volunteers field test the adult artificial pancreas [11/02/2015] Frank Doyle, director of the Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB), and his research group have developed an artificial pancreas, a combination of sensor technology and insulin pump, which, thanks to a control algorithm, reads levels of glucose and injects the appropriate amount of insulin based on the data, and the patient's individual characteristics.Pediatric artificial pancreas may help parents of children with Type 1 diabetes - Read more

Video game technology helps measure upper extremity movement

Photo: Boy playing interactive video game [09/02/2015] Researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital have developed a way to measure upper extremity movement in patients with muscular dystrophy using interactive video game technology. Their hope is to expand inclusion criteria for clinical trials to incorporate patients using wheelchairs.Video game technology helps measure upper extremity movement - Read more

Simple strategies lead to improvements in 1 year-olds at risk for autism

Photo: Child imitating mother's behavior [06/02/2015] A new study by University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill researchers finds that a collection of simple strategies used by parents can lead to significant improvements in one-year-olds at risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).Simple strategies lead to improvements in 1 year-olds at risk for autism - Read more

 
 

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