Photo: Boy holding his head in his hands while looking down on a book; Copyright: UAB News

Vision symptoms following concussion limit a child's ability to return to the classroom

06/01/2017

A comprehensive vision assessment should be part of return-to-learn protocols to help determine when children are ready to return to the classroom following concussions - particularly in children reporting academic difficulty.
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Photo: Children learning with a structure of working memory; Copyright: MU College of Education

Research unlocks clues to language-based learning in children

21/12/2016

According to the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), one in five individuals are impacted by language-based learning disabilities - one of the most common being dyslexia, which involves difficulty in reading or interpreting words, letters and other symbols.
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Photo: Girl in a wheelchair with a woman standing next to her; Copyright: panthermedia.net/martin bowra

Big help for the little ones

01/09/2016

It depends on many aspects when it comes to the supply with auxiliary means for children with cognitive and physical disabilities. Ideally, the everyday assistant accompanies the children through their childhood into adulthood and are always customized to their needs and aspirations.
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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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