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Assistance: "A dog does not judge and takes people as they are"

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.Assistance: "A dog does not judge and takes people as they are" - Read more

Artificial pancreas system for children with type 1 diabetes

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Photo: The word [22/06/2015] A Montréal research team, co-supervised by Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret from the IRCM and Dr. Laurent Legault from the Montreal Children's Hospital, undertook the first paediatric outpatient study to compare three alternative treatments for type 1 diabetes.Artificial pancreas system for children with type 1 diabetes - Read more

Early intervention improves long-term outcomes for children with autism

Photo: A toddler takes part in early intervention activities [12/06/2015] Early intervention for toddlers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) helps improve their intellectual ability and reduces autism symptoms years after originally getting treatment, a new study shows.Early intervention improves long-term outcomes for children with autism - Read more

Smart watches and apps can make life easier for ADHD children

Photo: Boy using a smartphone [03/06/2015] SINTEF researchers are now investigating whether technologies such as digital calendars and smart watches can also help children with autism and/or ADHD in their daily lives. Last year they have tested a variety of systems with the help of three families, involving a total of four children.Smart watches and apps can make life easier for ADHD children - Read more

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

 
 

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