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Photo: Woman during early education lesson with a little boy; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Sergey Novikov

Early education benefits children with disabilities

08/08/2016

Young children with multiple disabilities who are enrolled in the Head Start program have better literacy, reading and math scores than children who aren't in the federally funded program, indicates a new study by Michigan State University researchers.
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Photo: A cat and a horse; Copyright: Participant in MU's Photovoice Project

Photos capture challenges for teens with autism, show animals as resource

03/08/2016

Now, new studies from the University of Missouri, found that through use of photographs, adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were able to share their accounts of difficulties transitioning out of school, their struggles with socialization and how they use animals as a source of companionship.
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Photo: Family with a child plays in the pod; Copyright: University of Kent

Unlocking the languages of autistic children in families

01/08/2016

Researchers at the University of Kent are arguing that creativity and intermedial languages can be used as a bridge to communicate with autistic children.
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Image: Family with a dog is talking a hike; Copyright: panthermedia.net/vvvita

Dogs de-stress families with autistic children

22/07/2016

Owning a pet dog reduces stress and significantly improves functioning in families who have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), new research has shown.
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Photo: Philipp Mahler with an avatar at MEDICA 2015

"The robot facilitates and promotes the connection between children"

15/12/2015

A robot that provides a link between hospital and classroom? The project Avatar Kids makes this possible: acutely ill children are able to actively participate in school activities with the help of a tablet computer. The teacher facilitates the communication. REHACARE.com spoke with Philipp Mahler of Avatar Kids about the opportunities this project provides.
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Assistance: "A dog does not judge and takes people as they are"

01/07/2015

Dogs are man’s best friend. VITA assistance dogs are even more than that: they are partners for (canine) life. Whether it’s emptying the washing machine or helping with social contacts – they assist wherever they can. And they do so unconditionally.
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"I wanted to give children in Palestine with physical disabilities the opportunity my parents gave me"

02/02/2015

Reading and Writing in Arabic, Mathematics, English and Science/Social Studies – being taught in these subjects is at least special for seven children in Palestine. The alternative for them would be absolutely no education at all. If the program Maysoon’s Kids doesn’t teach them no one will.
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