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Black, Hispanic kids underrepresented in autism identification

Photo: Magnifying glass over the word [17/11/2014] The number of children diagnosed with autism has increased in recent years, but a new study co-authored by a University of Kansas professor shows that while the number of students with autism increased in every state from 2000 to 2007, black and Hispanic children were significantly underrepresented.Black, Hispanic kids underrepresented in autism identification - Read more

Social robots enable young people with diabetes to be more confident about their futures

Photo: Two boys with a NAO robot [17/11/2014] Social robots are helping diabetic children accept the nature of their condition and become more confident about their futures, scientists have announced following a four-and-a-half year research study.Social robots enable young people with diabetes to be more confident about their futures - Read more

Integrated Play Groups help children with autism

Photo: Three girls playing with toys [04/11/2014] It's a question parents of a child with autism might ask themselves: How can I help my son or daughter socialize with his or her typically developing peers? The solution, San Francisco State's Pamela Wolfberg found, may lie in a different type of playgroup that focuses on collaborative rather than adult-directed activities.Integrated Play Groups help children with autism - Read more

Computer game could help visually-impaired children live independently

Photo: Screenshot of the game [03/11/2014] Developed by a team of neuroscientists and video game designers from the University of Lincoln, UK, and the WESC Foundation, one of the UK's leading specialist schools for visually impaired children, the Eyelander game features exploding volcanoes, a travelling avatar and animated landscapes. They hope the game could hold the key to helping visually-impaired children lead independent lives.Computer game could help visually-impaired children live independently - Read more

Omega 3 can help children with ADD

Photo: Boy holding omega 3 pill in his hand [24/10/2014] Supplements of the fatty acids omega 3 and 6 can help children and adolescents who have a certain kind of ADHD. These are the findings of a dissertation at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, which also indicates that a special cognitive training program can improve problem behavior in children with ADHD.Omega 3 can help children with ADD - Read more

Siblings of children with autism can show signs at 18 months

Photo: Siblings [22/10/2014] About 20 percent of younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will develop the condition by age 3. A new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers has found that 57 percent of these younger siblings who later develop the condition already showed symptoms at age 18 months.Siblings of children with autism can show signs at 18 months - Read more

Hidden population: Thousands of youths take on caregiver role at home

Photo: Young hand reaching out and holding old hand [15/10/2014] While the typical preteen or adolescent can be found playing sports or video games after school, more than 1.3 million spend their free time caring for a family member who suffers from a physical or mental illness, or substance misuse.Hidden population: Thousands of youths take on caregiver role at home - Read more

Running and playing with disability – aids and appliances for children with motor restrictions

Children love being on the move and conquering the world on their own little feet. In many cases restrictions in mobility thereby need not be a reason for not participating in such pleasurable moments. Often it is simply a question of using the right aids and appliances so that also girls and boys with a disability can unlock new realms of experience and develop a higher degree of independence.Running and playing with disability – aids and appliances for children with motor restrictions - Read more

Children with autism are more sedentary than their peers

Photo: Boy with autism sitting and drawing [29/09/2014] A new Oregon State University (OSU) study of children with autism found that they are more sedentary than their typically-developing peers, averaging 50 minutes less a day of moderate physical activity and 70 minutes more each day sitting.Children with autism are more sedentary than their peers - Read more

New clinical trial for children with autism to target parents

Photo: Father talking to his son [15/09/2014] In a first of its kind clinical trial, Debra Zand and her team at Saint Louis University, will run an intervention program to help parents address and manage their children's challenging behaviors immediately after being diagnosed with autism.New clinical trial for children with autism to target parents - Read more

 
 

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