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Dog Ownership Benefits Families of Children with Autism

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Photo: Little girl pets a little dog [16/04/2014] A University of Missouri researcher has studied dog ownership decisions in families of children with autism and found, regardless of whether they owned dogs, the parents reported the benefits of dog ownership included companionship, stress relief and opportunities for their children to learn responsibility.Dog Ownership Benefits Families of Children with Autism - Read more

Young People with Epilepsy Significantly more at Risk of Injury

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[14/04/2014] Children and young adults with epilepsy are more likely to suffer broken bones, burns and poisonings compared to those without the neurological disorder, new research has found.Young People with Epilepsy Significantly more at Risk of Injury - Read more

Developing Tactile-Friendly Learning Devices for Children with Autism

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Photo: Kids with a tablet [26/03/2014] New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and WebTeam Corporation, a New Jersey-based IT company, have signed an agreement to collaboratively design and develop a customizable learning device that will help children with autism spectrum disorder master a range of skills-building lessons contained in the device's embedded educational software.Developing Tactile-Friendly Learning Devices for Children with Autism - Read more

Apps: Maybe Helpful Technology for Children with ADHD

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Photo: Boy with a  tablet [12/03/2014] People have tended to associate welfare technology with support for the elderly. Now researchers are looking at whether technology such as digital calendars and smartwatches can also provide support for children with autism and ADHD.Apps: Maybe Helpful Technology for Children with ADHD - Read more

ADHD: Higher Risk of Teenage Obesity and Physical Inactivity

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[10/03/2014] Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to become obese and sedentary teenagers, according to new research.ADHD: Higher Risk of Teenage Obesity and Physical Inactivity - Read more

Type 1 Diabetes: Vitamin D Deficiency Occurs in an Early Stage

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Photo: Measuring blood sugar [28/02/2014] Low levels of vitamin D are commonly found in people with type 1 diabetes. But even children who have multiple positive islet autoantibodies without manifest type 1 diabetes have lower levels of vitamin D in their blood. This does not appear, however, to influence the progression of the disease from pre-diabetes to diabetes, according to research.Type 1 Diabetes: Vitamin D Deficiency Occurs in an Early Stage - Read more

Type 2 Diabetes: New Screening Guidelines in Children Are less Effective

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[12/02/2014] New American Diabetes Association (ADA) screening guidelines may lead to the missed diagnoses of type 2 diabetes in children, according to a new study by University of Michigan (U-M).Type 2 Diabetes: New Screening Guidelines in Children Are less Effective - Read more

Individuals with ADHD Have Communicative Difficulty

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[05/02/2014] People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are less able to consider the perspective of their conversational partner, says research from the University of Waterloo. The findings may lead to new remediation that can improve the way individuals with the disorder interact and communicate with others. Individuals with ADHD Have Communicative Difficulty - Read more

Research Backs More Strategies for Children with Autism

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[03/02/2014] The National Professional Development Center (NPDC) on Autism Spectrum Disorders has released its much-anticipated update on evidence-based practices for children and youth with autism.Research Backs More Strategies for Children with Autism - Read more

Students with Disability More Likely to Be Restrained in School

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Photo: Boy laughing at another boy [18/12/2013] The restraint and seclusion of students in U.S. public schools in response to student behavior problems are used much more frequently on students with a disability than on students without a disability, and especially in affluent school districts, according to new research at the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire (UNH).Students with Disability More Likely to Be Restrained in School - Read more

Researchers Uncover Mechanism Controlling Tourette Syndrome Tics

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[16/12/2013] A mechanism in the brain which controls tics in children with Tourette Syndrome (TS) has been discovered by scientists at The University of Nottingham.Researchers Uncover Mechanism Controlling Tourette Syndrome Tics - Read more

Air Pollution and Genetics Combine to Increase Risk for Autism

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Photo: Word [09/12/2013] Exposure to air pollution appears to increase the risk for autism among people who carry a genetic disposition for the neurodevelopmental disorder, according to newly published research led by scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC).Air Pollution and Genetics Combine to Increase Risk for Autism - Read more

December 2013: Family

When two people become parents they take over responsibility for a new life. Indeed, this means a lot of joy, but it is not always easy. What kind of support especially parents with disabilities can get and how everyday life of a single mother with Multiple Sclerosis looks like, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month December: Family.December 2013: Family - Read more

A very Ordinary Family

Single parent, three children, Multiple Sclerosis – the everyday life of Manuela Wirth has one or two challenges prepared for her. But the mother of three does not let the stress and especially the disease push her aside. Her secret recipe: humor.A very Ordinary Family - Read more

ADHD: Expensive Training Programs for Kids not very Successful

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[02/12/2013] Many parents spend thousands of dollars on computer-based training programs that claim to help children with ADHD succeed in the classroom and in peer relationships while reducing hyperactivity and inattentiveness. But a University of Central Florida (UCF) researcher says parents are better off saving their hard-earned cash.ADHD: Expensive Training Programs for Kids not very Successful - Read more

Parent Assistance: "A Human Right for Parenthood"

Becoming a parent is easy, but being one is not. Their parental role often challenges people with impairment additionally. Children have many needs after all that want to be pleased. What many parents with impairment do not know: They have a right for parent assistance. Parent Assistance: "A Human Right for Parenthood" - Read more

Screen-Based Media May Contribute to Sleep Problems in Boys with Autism

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Photo: Boy with laptop in bed [25/11/2013] Having bedroom access to television, computers or video games is linked to less sleep in boys with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a team of University of Missouri (MU) researchers found.Screen-Based Media May Contribute to Sleep Problems in Boys with Autism - Read more

Earliest Marker for Autism Found in Young Infants

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Photo: Mother and baby looking at each other [11/11/2013] Eye contact during early infancy may be a key to early identification of autism, according to a study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health. The study reveals the earliest sign of developing autism ever observed – a steady decline in attention to others' eyes within the first two to six months of life.Earliest Marker for Autism Found in Young Infants - Read more

Textured Images Help Tactile Recognition for the Blind

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[07/10/2013] The use of different materials with varied textures improves the recognition of tactile images by young blind people, researchers from the Laboratoire de psychologie et neurocognition (LPNC) (CNRS/Université Pierre Mendès France/ Savoie University) have shown. Textured Images Help Tactile Recognition for the Blind - Read more

Dreams Come True in Turkey

In Turkey it is often not easy for teenagers with disabilities to fulfill their dreams. The support from the polity is missing. The project Dreams Academy tries with music and art to change something in the heads of the society – and to fulfill some teenagers’ wishes.Dreams Come True in Turkey - Read more

Stepfamilies Add to Caregiver Burden

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Stepfamilies Add to Caregiver Burden [25/09/2013] Caregiving is always tough, but it's that much tougher when caregivers have to rely on family ties that are ambiguous, strained or virtually nonexistent, suggests a University of Michigan study.Stepfamilies Add to Caregiver Burden - Read more

What Stresses Parents with a Chronically Ill Child

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Photo: Mother with her child [20/09/2013] The extra demands on parents of chronically ill children cause stress that affects the whole family, according to a systematic review conducted by Case Western Reserve University researchers that also explored what factors in the child's care most contribute to the added strain.What Stresses Parents with a Chronically Ill Child - Read more

Autistic Children with Better Motor Skills more Adept at Socializing

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Photo: Toddler playing [13/09/2013] In a new study looking at toddlers and preschoolers with autism, researchers found that children with better motor skills were more adept at socializing and communicating.Autistic Children with Better Motor Skills more Adept at Socializing - Read more

Autistic Children Can Outgrow Difficulty Understanding Visual Cues and Sounds

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[04/09/2013] Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have shown that high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD) children appear to outgrow a critical social communication disability. Younger children with ASD have trouble integrating the auditory and visual cues associated with speech, but the researchers found that the problem clears up in adolescence.Autistic Children Can Outgrow Difficulty Understanding Visual Cues and Sounds - Read more

UK Children Less Likely to Be Diagnosed with ADHD

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[02/09/2013] New research suggests that children are far less likely to be diagnosed with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the UK than they are in the USA. However, the same study, led by the University of Exeter Medical School, suggests that autism diagnosis is still rising.UK Children Less Likely to Be Diagnosed with ADHD - Read more

Preschoolers Who Stutter Do Just Fine Emotionally and Socially

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[28/08/2013] A study of over 1600 children, which followed the children from infancy to four years old, found the cumulative incidence of stuttering by four years old was 11 per cent, more than twice what has previously been reported.Preschoolers Who Stutter Do Just Fine Emotionally and Socially - Read more

Grandmothers Who Raise their Grandkids Struggle with Depression

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Photo: Grandmother with grandkids [26/08/2013] Grandmothers who care for their grandkids fulltime need help for depression and family strains, report researchers from the Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.Grandmothers Who Raise their Grandkids Struggle with Depression - Read more

Understanding Problem-Solving Abilities of Autistic Kids

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Photo: Boy at the chalk board [19/08/2013] Children with autism and average IQs consistently demonstrated superior math skills compared with nonautistic children in the same IQ range, according to a study.Understanding Problem-Solving Abilities of Autistic Kids - Read more

Children with Allergy, Asthma May Be at Higher Risk for ADHD

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Photo: Child with vaporizer [14/08/2013] The number of children being diagnosed with attention-deficit disorder (ADHD), allergy and asthma is increasing in the United States. And according to a new study, there might be a link between the growth of these three conditions.Children with Allergy, Asthma May Be at Higher Risk for ADHD - Read more

Autism Symptoms Not Explained by Impaired Attention

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Photo: Young boy [02/08/2013] Though researchers have attempted to pinpoint factors that might account for several core features of autism, the underlying causes are still unclear.Autism Symptoms Not Explained by Impaired Attention - Read more

Disabled Children Treated more Harshly in Developing World

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[31/07/2013] Children with disabilities receive harsher punishment across the developing world, according to a new study based on interviews with nearly 46,000 caregivers in 17 low- to middle-income countries.Disabled Children Treated more Harshly in Developing World - Read more

Breastfeeding Could Prevent ADHD

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Photo: Breastfeeding of a child [26/07/2013] Researchers have shown that breastfeeding could help protect against Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the most commonly diagnosed neurobehavioral disorder in children and adolescents. Breastfeeding Could Prevent ADHD - Read more

Young Children with Autism Benefit Regardless of High-Quality Treatment Model

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[24/07/2013] Researchers at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill have found that preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who receive high-quality early intervention benefit developmentally regardless of the treatment model used.Young Children with Autism Benefit Regardless of High-Quality Treatment Model - Read more

Pain Control in Children with Cerebral Palsy

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[17/07/2013] Researchers have found that more than 25 percent of children with cerebral palsy (CP) seen by physicians have moderate to severe chronic pain, limiting their activity. Findings indicate that pediatricians should be aware of chronic pain in this group and try to identify and treat its underlying causes. Pain Control in Children with Cerebral Palsy - Read more

Infants' Food Linked to Higher or Lower Type 1 Diabetes Risk

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[10/07/2013] Infants who get their first solid food before 4 months of age and after 6 months may have a higher risk of developing Type 1 diabetes, researchers have found.Infants' Food Linked to Higher or Lower Type 1 Diabetes Risk - Read more

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Usage of Specialty Services for Children with Autism

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[08/07/2013] A new study found that African-American or Hispanic children diagnosed with autism were significantly less likely than white children to have received subspecialty care or procedures related to conditions that often accompany autism spectrum disorders.Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Usage of Specialty Services for Children with Autism - Read more

Children With Delayed Motor Skills Struggle More Socially

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Junge auf Fahrrad [03/07/2013] Studies have shown that children with autism often struggle socially and now new research suggests that a corresponding lack of motor skills – including catching and throwing – may further contribute to that social awkwardness.Children With Delayed Motor Skills Struggle More Socially - Read more

July 2013: Life after Stroke

Vision disorders, aphasia, signs of paralysis – these are only three important symptoms for a stroke. If you have one, every minute counts. But how do you live on after a stroke? Especially if you already had it as a baby in the womb? On REHACARE.de you will find answers to this in our Topic of the Month July: Life after Stroke.July 2013: Life after Stroke - Read more

Researchers Successfully Treat Autism in Infants

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Mother and Baby playing [01/07/2013] For infants with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), however, the game can be distressing rather than pleasant, and they'll do their best to tune out all aspects of it – and that includes the people playing with them.Researchers Successfully Treat Autism in Infants - Read more

When the Child Is Hit by Stroke…

According to estimates, in Germany 300 to 500 children per year have a stroke. This is almost one child per day who is affected before or after birth. But the diagnosis is difficult. And often the so called pediatric stroke changes a young life which has not even started yet.When the Child Is Hit by Stroke… - Read more

Autism: Bigger Risk Due to High Air Pollution During Pregnancy

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Photo: Pregnant women on a meadow [21/06/2013] Women in the United States exposed to high levels of air pollution while pregnant were up to twice as likely to have a child with autism as women who lived in areas with low pollution.Autism: Bigger Risk Due to High Air Pollution During Pregnancy - Read more

Access to Health Care among Thailand's Poor Reduces Infant Mortality

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[10/06/2013] When health care reform in Thailand increased payments to public hospitals for indigent care, more poor people sought medical treatment and infant mortality was reduced, even though the cost of medical care remained free for the poor, a new study shows.Access to Health Care among Thailand's Poor Reduces Infant Mortality - Read more

Nearly One-Third of Children with Autism also Have ADHD

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Photo: Smiling children [10/06/2013] Researchers found that nearly one-third of children with ASD also have clinically significant ADHD symptoms. Nearly One-Third of Children with Autism also Have ADHD - Read more

Ecuador for All: German Women Power Makes it Possible

Over 13 percent of Ecuadors population are officially registered with a disability. But the estimated number of unreported cases is much higher. Especially the bad healthcare system and a lack of information are to blame for this. But two German women are undeterred by the conditions and commit themselves to hippotherapy and accessible vacation offers in the land at the equator.Ecuador for All: German Women Power Makes it Possible - Read more

Enrichment Therapy Effective among Children with Autism

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[03/06/2013] Children with autism showed significant improvement after six months of simple sensory exercises at home using everyday items such as scents, spoons and sponges, according to UC Irvine neurobiologists.Enrichment Therapy Effective among Children with Autism - Read more

Turkey: When Dreams Come True…

Dancing, painting or taking pictures – almost everybody has an unfulfilled dream he or she would like to follow. In Turkey indeed, it is often not easy for teenagers with disabilities to fulfill their dreams. The support from the polity is missing. The project Dreams Academy tries with music and art to change something in the heads of the society – and to fulfill some teenagers’ wishes.Turkey: When Dreams Come True… - Read more

Bigger Birth Weight Babies at Greater Risk of Autism

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[15/05/2013] The biggest study of fetal growth and autism ever has reported that babies whose growth is at either extreme in the womb, either very large or very small, are at greater risk of developing autism.Bigger Birth Weight Babies at Greater Risk of Autism - Read more

Computer Game Could Improve Sight of Visually Impaired Children

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Photo: Child in front of a screen [08/05/2013] Visually impaired children could benefit from a new computer game being developed by a team of neuroscientists and game designers from the University of Lincoln, UK.Computer Game Could Improve Sight of Visually Impaired Children - Read more

Childhood Disability Rate Jumps 16 Percent over Past Decade

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[06/05/2013] More children today have a disability than a decade ago, and the greatest increase is among kids in higher-income families, according to a study.Childhood Disability Rate Jumps 16 Percent over Past Decade - Read more

Autism: Kids More Likely to Become Preoccupied with Video Games

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Photo: Child playing a video game [02/05/2013] Children and teens with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) use screen-based media, such as television and video games, more often than their typically developing peers and are more likely to develop problematic video game habits, a University of Missouri researcher found.Autism: Kids More Likely to Become Preoccupied with Video Games - Read more

Learning Disabilities Affect up to 10 Percent of Children

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[24/04/2013] Up to 10 per cent of the population are affected by specific learning disabilities (SLDs), such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and autism, translating to 2 or 3 pupils in every classroom according to a new study.Learning Disabilities Affect up to 10 Percent of Children - Read more

ADHD Symptoms Persist Despite Treatment

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Photo: Child learning with a woman [19/04/2013] Nine out of 10 young children with moderate to severe attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continue to experience serious, often severe symptoms and impairment long after their original diagnoses and, in many cases, despite treatment, according to a federally funded multi-center study led by investigators at Johns Hopkins Children's Center. ADHD Symptoms Persist Despite Treatment - Read more

Autistic Children: Risk for Feeding Problems and Nutritional Deficits

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Photo: Child refuses food [17/04/2013] A new, comprehensive analysis of feeding behavior in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) indicates that these children are five times more likely to have a feeding problem, including extreme tantrums during meals, severe food selectivity and ritualistic mealtime behaviors. Autistic Children: Risk for Feeding Problems and Nutritional Deficits - Read more

Autism: Age at Diagnosis Depends on Specific Symptoms

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[10/04/2013] The age at which a child with autism is diagnosed is related to the particular suite of behavioral symptoms he or she exhibits, new research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison shows. Autism: Age at Diagnosis Depends on Specific Symptoms - Read more

Household Income Affects Chronic Disease Control in Kids

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[08/04/2013] Researchers at the University of Montreal have found that the glycated hemoglobin levels of children with type 1 diabetes followed at its affiliated Sainte-Justine Mother and Child University Hospital (CHU Sainte-Justine) is correlated linearly and negatively with household income.Household Income Affects Chronic Disease Control in Kids - Read more

Vitamin D May Lower Diabetes Risk in Obese Youths

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[03/04/2013] Childhood and adolescent obesity rates in the United States have increased dramatically in the past three decades. Being obese puts individuals at greater risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Now, University of Missouri (MU) researchers found vitamin D supplements can help obese children and teens control their blood-sugar levels, which may help them stave off the disease.Vitamin D May Lower Diabetes Risk in Obese Youths - Read more

How Autism Changed a Family

All at once the diagnosis Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) changes the life of a whole family. Nothing is the way it used to be or how the parents dreamed of. But soon they realize: There are also many beautiful sides of the new life. A mother narrates.How Autism Changed a Family - Read more

Humanoid Robot Helps Train Children with Autism

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Photo: Boy and robot [22/03/2013] Researchers report that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) paid more attention to a humanoid robot and followed its instructions almost as well as they did those of a human therapist in standard exercises used to develop joint attention skill. Humanoid Robot Helps Train Children with Autism - Read more

Closer Relationships Help Teens Overcome Learning Disabilities

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Photo: Mother learning with her daughter [20/03/2013] In addition to struggling in school, many learning disabled children are known to face social and emotional challenges including depression, anxiety, and isolation. Often beginning early in childhood, they become more pronounced during adolescence, an emotionally turbulent time.Closer Relationships Help Teens Overcome Learning Disabilities - Read more

Improving Language Development in Kids with Hearing Loss

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[11/03/2013] University of Miami psychologist and her collaborators demonstrate the impact sensitive parenting has on language growth for children who receive cochlear implantsImproving Language Development in Kids with Hearing Loss - Read more

Help for Kids with Down Syndrome

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Photo: Girl with Down syndrome [01/03/2013] Researchers are helping children with Down syndrome who stutter...Help for Kids with Down Syndrome - Read more

Ultrasound Reveals Autism Risk at Birth

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[27/02/2013] Low-birth-weight babies with a particular brain abnormality are at greater risk for autism, according to a new study that could provide doctors a signpost for early detection of the still poorly understood disorder.Ultrasound Reveals Autism Risk at Birth - Read more

Autism Severity May Stem from Fear

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[04/01/2013] Most people know when to be afraid and when it's ok to calm down. But new research on autism shows that children with the diagnosis struggle to let go of old, outdated fears. Autism Severity May Stem from Fear - Read more

Communication Benefits for Grandparents of Grandkids with ASD

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Photo: Instructor helps student; linked to [02/01/2013] For three years, University of Utah researchers have been deploying a computer-based design program called SketchUp in workshops to teach and develop life skills for youth on the autism spectrum.Communication Benefits for Grandparents of Grandkids with ASD - Read more

Living Inclusion in the Class Room

Microphone, music and memory cards – these are the main teaching materials for Tobias Wolf. His pupils love him and his methods. This is how learning is fun. That he has Down’s syndrome plays no role for the children. Living Inclusion in the Class Room - Read more

Mobile App Helps Improve Language and Social Skills

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Photo: Picaa screenshot; linked to [14/12/2012] Researchers have developed a cell phone that can be downloaded free and improves basic competences (maths, language, knowledge of the environment, autonomy and social skills) in children with autism-related disorders or Down’s Syndrome. Mobile App Helps Improve Language and Social Skills - Read more

Device Helps Children with Disabilities Access Tablets

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Photo: Women who created the device; linked to [12/12/2012] Researchers at Georgia Tech are trying to open the world of tablets to children whose limited mobility makes it difficult for them to perform the common pinch and swipe gestures required to control the devices.Device Helps Children with Disabilities Access Tablets - Read more

Technology in the Classroom Helps Autistic Children Communicate

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Photo: Boy in front of a screen; linked to [10/12/2012] The use of technology in the classroom is nothing new, but a school is breaking new ground by using technology to help pupils with autism communicate more effectively.Technology in the Classroom Helps Autistic Children Communicate - Read more

Cry Acoustics to Determine Risk for Autism

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[03/12/2012] Autism is a poorly understood family of related conditions. People with autism generally lack normal social interaction skills and engage in a variety of unusual and often characteristic behaviors, such as repetitive movements. While there is no specific medical treatment for autism, some success has been shown with early behavioral intervention. Cry Acoustics to Determine Risk for Autism - Read more

Engaging Parents Leads to Better Treatments for Children With ADHD

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[28/11/2012] Pediatricians and researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) have developed a first-of-its kind tool to help parents and health care providers better treat ADHD (attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder). Engaging Parents Leads to Better Treatments for Children With ADHD - Read more

At Six Month Children with and without Autism Develop the Same

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Photo: Playing children; linked to [26/11/2012] The development of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is much like that of children without ASD at 6 months of age, but differs afterwards. At Six Month Children with and without Autism Develop the Same - Read more

Link Found Between Child Prodigies and Autism

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[19/11/2012] A new study of eight child prodigies suggests a possible link between these children's special skills and autism.Link Found Between Child Prodigies and Autism - Read more

Early Treatment Sparks Striking Brain Changes in Autism

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Photo: Lonely child sitting on the ground; linked to [16/11/2012] When given early treatment, children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) made significant improvements in behavior, communication, and most strikingly, brain function, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in a new study. Early Treatment Sparks Striking Brain Changes in Autism - Read more

Early Autism Intervention Improves Brain Responses to Social Cues

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Photo: Child watching photo; linked to [09/11/2012] An autism intervention program that emphasizes social interactions improves cognitive skills and brain responses to faces, considered a building block for social skills.Early Autism Intervention Improves Brain Responses to Social Cues - Read more

Exercise May Lead to Better School Performance For Kids with ADHD

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Photo: Learning girl looking confused; linked to [02/11/2012] A few minutes of exercise can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder perform better academically, according to a new study led by a Michigan State University researcher.Exercise May Lead to Better School Performance For Kids with ADHD - Read more

Impact of Sports on People With Disabilities

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[24/10/2012] Ashley Thomas was born with spina bifida and uses a wheelchair. She also holds a position on the U.S. national para-kayak team, and founded and runs a successful nonprofit organization called "Bridge II Sports." Impact of Sports on People With Disabilities - Read more

Medication Frees Children with ADHD

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[19/10/2012] Children living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tend to feel that they benefit from medication to treat the condition and do not feel that the medication turns them into 'robots', according to a study.Medication Frees Children with ADHD - Read more

Baby Communication Gives Clues to Autism

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[15/10/2012] Approximately 19 percent of children with a sibling diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will develop Autism due to shared genetic and environmental vulnerabilities, according to previous studies.Baby Communication Gives Clues to Autism - Read more

Dramatically Effective Against Strokes

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[24/09/2012] Every two minutes someone in Germany suffers a stroke, yet there are hardly any effective treatments. Scientists from the University of Würzburg are now pursuing a new approach: inhibiting a blood protein seems to mitigate the negative consequences of strokes quite dramatically.Dramatically Effective Against Strokes - Read more

Tablet App Revolutionizing Therapy for Autistic Children

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[17/09/2012] Australian researchers have harnessed tablet technology to develop an app that is set to revolutionize the way parents around the world provide in-home therapy for their autistic children.Tablet App Revolutionizing Therapy for Autistic Children - Read more

Autism: Diagnosis Often Missed for Hispanic Children

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[07/09/2012] Hispanic children often have undiagnosed developmental delays and large numbers of both Hispanic and non-Hispanic children who first were thought to have developmental delay actually had autism, researchers affiliated with the UC Davis MIND Institute have found.Autism: Diagnosis Often Missed for Hispanic Children - Read more

Dyslexia: Making it Easier to Learn to Read

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[22/08/2012] Scientists have discovered an important neural mechanism underlying dyslexia and shown that many difficulties associated with it can potentially be traced back to a malfunction of the medial geniculate body in the thalamus. Dyslexia: Making it Easier to Learn to Read - Read more

London 2012: In the Grip of the Paralympics Fever

Long jumpers, javelin throwers and sprinters – the athletes of the Paralympics in London are all fire and flame for the most important competition in the world. The organizers of these events have caught the Paralympics fever as well. In the current documentary on REHACARE.de top athletes speak about their ultimate goals and of their secret fears.London 2012: In the Grip of the Paralympics Fever - Read more

Children with Autism Bullied Three Times More

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[15/08/2012] The Interactive Autism Network (IAN) of the Kennedy Krieger Institute reports preliminary results of the first national survey to examine the impact of bullying on children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).Children with Autism Bullied Three Times More - Read more

Infants Have Higher Asthma Risk

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[06/08/2012] In the United States, one in 10 children suffers from asthma. Researchers of the University of Cincinnati now report new evidence that exposure to three types of mold during infancy may have a direct link to asthma development during childhood.Infants Have Higher Asthma Risk - Read more

Children in Foster Care Develop Resilience Through Compassion

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[27/07/2012] A new study shows that a therapeutic intervention called Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT) appears to improve the mental and physical health of adolescents in foster care. CBCT is a tool that provides strategies for people to develop more compassionate attitudes toward themselves and others.Children in Foster Care Develop Resilience Through Compassion - Read more

Auxiliary Means: Until the Prosthesis Fits

After accidents and amputations, prosthetics help in replacing missing body parts. However, for the devices to function optimally, they have to be fitted well to the wearer. A comprehensive process – from manufacturing to walking training. Auxiliary Means: Until the Prosthesis Fits - Read more

Questionnaire Completed by Parents May Help Identify 1-Year-Olds at Risk for Autism

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[16/07/2012] A new study by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers found that 31 per cent of children identified as at risk for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) at 12 months received a confirmed diagnosis of ASD by age 3 years.Questionnaire Completed by Parents May Help Identify 1-Year-Olds at Risk for Autism - Read more

Brain Scans Detect Early Signs of Autism

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[11/07/2012] A new study shows significant differences in brain development in high-risk infants who develop autism starting as early as age 6 months. The findings reveal that this abnormal brain development may be detected before the appearance of autism symptoms in an infant's first year of life. Autism is typically diagnosed around the age of 2 or 3.Brain Scans Detect Early Signs of Autism - Read more

Kids with Behaviour Problems: Tendency to be Bullied

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[04/07/2012] Students receiving special-education services for behavioural disorders and those with more obvious disabilities are more likely to be bullied than their general-education counterparts – and are also more likely to bully other students, a new study shows.Kids with Behaviour Problems: Tendency to be Bullied - Read more

July 2012: Custom Fitted Aids

Telephones for elderly people, infuse-aids, prostheses – these and many other auxiliary means facilitate the life of many people, both in professional and private life. Often they have to be individually made or adapted depending on the type of disability and the personal needs. In our Topic of the Month July you learn more about “Custom Fitted Aids.”July 2012: Custom Fitted Aids - Read more

Mothers with HIV: Risk of Hearing Loss for Children

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[27/06/2012] Children exposed to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the womb may be more likely to experience hearing loss by age 16 than their unexposed peers, according to scientists in a National Institutes of Health research network.Mothers with HIV: Risk of Hearing Loss for Children - Read more

Unlocking the Potential of Dyslexics

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[20/06/2012] With over 10 years of history in educating children with learning disabilities, parents can now turn to Manulife Centre for Children with Specific Learning Disabilities developed by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University for effective early intervention.Unlocking the Potential of Dyslexics - Read more

Antioxidant Can Reduce Blindness Risk

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[18/06/2012] A study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital suggests that the antioxidant, rhSOD (recombinant human Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase), reduces the risk of developing Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in extremely low gestational age newborns.Antioxidant Can Reduce Blindness Risk - Read more

Health-care Disparities For Children with Autism

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[13/06/2012] University of Missouri researchers compared costs and types of services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to costs and services for children with other conditions like asthma or diabetes.Health-care Disparities For Children with Autism - Read more

City Kids Have More Food Allergies

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[11/06/2012] Children living in urban centres have a much higher prevalence of food allergies than those living in rural areas, according to a new study, which is the first to map children's food allergies by geographical location in the United States.City Kids Have More Food Allergies - Read more

Thin as a Baby - a Diabetic in Old Age?

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[04/06/2012] Small babies had significantly higher blood glucose and insulin levels and a higher risk of diabetes at the age of 75 and older. The risk of diabetes in old age was five-fold among those born small but who were obese in midlife compared to those with higher birth weight and low body mass index in adulthood.Thin as a Baby - a Diabetic in Old Age? - Read more

Lifelong Mobility Project Gets Under Way in Mexico

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[01/06/2012] A team of global partners has tasked itself with the daunting challenge of bringing mobility to disabled children of developing nations.Lifelong Mobility Project Gets Under Way in Mexico - Read more

Autism: Impact of New Diagnostic Criteria

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[30/05/2012] Getting an autism diagnosis could be more difficult in 2013 when a revised diagnostic definition goes into effect. The proposed changes may affect the proportion of individuals who qualify for a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, according to a study by Yale Child Study Centre researchers.Autism: Impact of New Diagnostic Criteria - Read more

Schoolyard for Children with Autism

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[21/05/2012] Chelsey King of the Kansas State University is working with Katie Kingery-Page to envision a place where elementary school children with autism could feel comfortable and included.Schoolyard for Children with Autism - Read more

Helping Hands for Patients with Cerebral Palsy

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[18/05/2012] With the aid of multiple force sensors and a digital dinosaur, a team of Rice University seniors known as Helping Hands hopes to restore strength and flexibility to the hands and wrists of children with cerebral palsy.Helping Hands for Patients with Cerebral Palsy - Read more

Vitamin B12 Could Reduce Diabetes in Pregnant Women

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[16/05/2012] New research underway to measure effectiveness of Vitamin B12 supplement in preventing gestational diabetes in mothers and obesity in later life.Vitamin B12 Could Reduce Diabetes in Pregnant Women - Read more

Kids with Cerebral Palsy May Benefit from Video Game

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[11/05/2012] A group of scientists has found that video games offer an enjoyable opportunity to promote light to moderate physical activity in children with cerebral palsy (CP), and may have a role to play in rehabilitation therapy.Kids with Cerebral Palsy May Benefit from Video Game - Read more

Children with ADHD: Dietary Changes Help

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[07/05/2012] Together with child and adolescent psychiatrists, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have just completed an extensive report which reviews the studies which have been done so far on the significance of diet for children and young people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Children with ADHD: Dietary Changes Help - Read more

May 2012: Adventures in the Wheelchair

Climbing mountains, crossing oceans, getting to know exotic animals and different cultures or going houseboating on the German river Havel – who would not like to experience such exciting adventures? Almost everybody! Also for people with physical handicaps the world is opened up. In our Topic of the Month May we show you enterprising people and their Adventures in the Wheelchair.May 2012: Adventures in the Wheelchair - Read more

Smoking During Pregnancy and Autism

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[30/04/2012] Women who smoke in pregnancy may be more likely to have a child with high-functioning autism, such as Asperger’s Disorder, according to a study.Smoking During Pregnancy and Autism - Read more

Autistic Children Born Preterm Have More Severe Symptoms

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[25/04/2012] For children with autism, being born several weeks early or several weeks late tends to increase the severity of their symptoms, according to new research out of Michigan State University (MSU).Autistic Children Born Preterm Have More Severe Symptoms - Read more

Variety Is What ADHD and Cancer Have in Common

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[23/04/2012] According to new research conducted at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is more than one disorder. It is an entire family of disorders, much like the multiple subtypes of cancer.Variety Is What ADHD and Cancer Have in Common - Read more

Web-based Tool Produces Accurate Autism Diagnosis

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[16/04/2012] The process of diagnosing autism is complex, subjective, and often limited to only a segment of the population in need. Dennis Wall of the Centre for Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School has been working to address this problem.Web-based Tool Produces Accurate Autism Diagnosis - Read more

ADHD is Over-Diagnosed

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[04/04/2012] What experts and the public have already long suspected is now supported by representative data collected by researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Germany, and University of Basel: ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is over-diagnosed.ADHD is Over-Diagnosed - Read more

April 2012: Augmentative and Alternative Communication

„Just speak up!“ This is not easy to do for everyone. Especially if you cannot speak. Therefore, REHACARE.de deals with facilities of auxiliary means for communication. Read more in the Topic of the Month April: Augmentative and Alternative Communication.April 2012: Augmentative and Alternative Communication - Read more

Alternative Communication: "When Starting Working Life Communication Is Especially Important"

School is out, working life begins: an exciting time in which everything changes. Also for people who articulate with the help of Alternative Communication (AC). The auxiliary means have to function exactly so that the transition functions easily.Alternative Communication: "When Starting Working Life Communication Is Especially Important" - Read more

Hyperactivity: Increased Prevalence of Children with ADHD

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[28/03/2012] A new study from the Université de Montréal shows an increase in prevalence of Canadian children diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and in the use of medications associated with ADHD in school-age children.Hyperactivity: Increased Prevalence of Children with ADHD - Read more

Dementia: Understanding the Patient Brings Better Care

Patients suffering from dementia often cannot articulate themselves clearly. If they constantly shout out incomprehensible words or even react aggressively towards their surrounding, it can be a difficult situation for the people caring for them. Scientists are therefore researching support possibilities to unburden the interaction for both parties...Dementia: Understanding the Patient Brings Better Care - Read more

Diagnosis of ADHD on the Rise

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[21/03/2012] The number of American children leaving doctors’ offices with an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis has risen 66 per cent in 10 years, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.Diagnosis of ADHD on the Rise - Read more

Autism: Gluten-Free and Casein-Free Diet May Help

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[14/03/2012] A gluten-free, casein-free diet may lead to improvements in behavior and physiological symptoms in some children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to researchers at Penn State.Autism: Gluten-Free and Casein-Free Diet May Help - Read more

More Children Living with Life-Limiting Conditions

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[14/03/2012] The number of children with conditions such as muscular dystrophy, neurodegenerative disorders or severe cerebral palsy who are surviving into adulthood has been underestimated, a new study shows.More Children Living with Life-Limiting Conditions - Read more

ASD: Medication Plus Parent Training Effective in Treating Children

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[05/03/2012] Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who also have serious behavioural problems responded better to medication combined with training for their parents than to treatment with medication alone, according to Yale researchers and their colleagues.ASD: Medication Plus Parent Training Effective in Treating Children - Read more

African-American Children Tend to Be Diagnosed Later for Autism

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[17/02/2012] A study by a Florida State University researcher has found that African-American children tend to be diagnosed later than white children, which results in a longer and more intensive intervention.African-American Children Tend to Be Diagnosed Later for Autism - Read more

Children Exposed to Anaesthesia Show Elevated Rates of ADHD

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[15/02/2012] Mayo Clinic researchers have found that multiple exposures to anaesthesia at a young age are associated with higher rates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).Children Exposed to Anaesthesia Show Elevated Rates of ADHD - Read more

Autism Redefined: Impact of Proposed Diagnostic Criteria

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[08/02/2012] Getting an autism diagnosis could be more difficult in 2013 when a revised diagnostic definition goes into effect. The proposed changes may affect the proportion of individuals, according to preliminary data presented by Yale School of Medicine researchers.Autism Redefined: Impact of Proposed Diagnostic Criteria - Read more

Learning to “Talk Things Through in Your Head” May Help People with Autism

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[03/02/2012] Teaching children with autism to “talk things through in their head” may help them to solve complex day-to-day tasks, which could increase the chances of independent, flexible living later in life, according to new research.Learning to “Talk Things Through in Your Head” May Help People with Autism - Read more

Autistic Children Have Different Bacteria in the Gut

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[01/02/2012] Researchers of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University find that many children with autism harbour a type of bacteria in their guts that non-autistic children do not.Autistic Children Have Different Bacteria in the Gut - Read more

Planned Actions Improve the Way We Process Information

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[30/01/2012] Researchers of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) have shown that using a grabbing action with our hands can help our processing of visual information.Planned Actions Improve the Way We Process Information - Read more

Google Seek Answers for Autism

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[20/01/2012] Researchers at the University of Utah have created a program that helps kids with autism focus on building their skills and utilising an aptitude for visual-spatial thinking, computers and other electronic media.Google Seek Answers for Autism - Read more

Animated Cartoon Helps Children with Autism

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[16/01/2012] Empathy can be taught to children with autism by watching a specially designed cartoon. This is the finding of research of the British Psychological Society (BPS).Animated Cartoon Helps Children with Autism - Read more

Low Vitamin D Levels May Contribute to Development of Type 2 Diabetes

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[11/01/2012] A recent study of obese and non-obese children found that low vitamin D levels are significantly more prevalent in obese children and are associated with risk factors for type 2 diabetes.Low Vitamin D Levels May Contribute to Development of Type 2 Diabetes - Read more

Autism Researchers Make Exciting Strides

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[09/01/2012] Teaching young children with autism to imitate others may improve a broader range of social skills, according to a new study by a Michigan State University scholar.Autism Researchers Make Exciting Strides - Read more

Training Peers Improves Social Outcomes for Kids with ASD

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[04/01/2012] According to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health, a shift away from more commonly used interventions that focus on training children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) directly may provide greater social benefits for children with ASD.Training Peers Improves Social Outcomes for Kids with ASD - Read more

Autism: Children Benefit from Early, Intensive Therapy

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[02/01/2012] Researchers of the University of Missouri found that children who receive more intensive therapy to combat social-communication impairments, especially at early ages, achieve the best outcomes. Autism: Children Benefit from Early, Intensive Therapy - Read more

Mother of a Multiple Handicapped Son: "One Should Not Hide at Home"

No matter whether it is basketball or musicals – the son of Ulrike Putze gets enthusiastic about big events of every kind. So she tries to allow him visiting such events over and over again. Nothing unusual? Maybe at least a little bit: Tim is bound to a wheelchair on account of a multiple disability.Mother of a Multiple Handicapped Son: "One Should Not Hide at Home" - Read more

Epilepsy in Children with ASD is Photosensitive

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[14/12/2011] Epilepsy is common in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). A new study indicates their epilepsy is surprisingly photosensitive as well. Epilepsy in Children with ASD is Photosensitive - Read more

Disabled Children Do Matter

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[09/12/2011] Many disabled children fail to reach their full potential because they continue to be marginalised in schools, health and social care, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).Disabled Children Do Matter - Read more

Faculty and Students Provide Schoolchildren with Hearing Aids

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[07/12/2011] Students and faculty from Nova Southeastern University recently completed their second medical mission in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), where they provided schoolchildren with hearing aids and audiology services.Faculty and Students Provide Schoolchildren with Hearing Aids - Read more

Experts Challenge Government on Special Needs Reforms

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[30/11/2011] Academics, activists, young people, parents and carers will debate government plans to involve parents in the assessment process and introduce a legal right to give them control over funding for their child's support.Experts Challenge Government on Special Needs Reforms - Read more

Diagnosis of Autism in Children with Down Syndrome Properly

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[28/11/2011] New findings from a study confirm that the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the gold-standard for the classification of mental health conditions, can be used to accurately identify autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children with Down syndrome, according to research from Kennedy Krieger Institute.Diagnosis of Autism in Children with Down Syndrome Properly - Read more

New Cognition: Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD in Children

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[23/11/2011] Updated guidelines from the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) offer new information on diagnosing and treating Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in younger children and in adolescents.New Cognition: Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD in Children - Read more

Therapy Helps Nonverbal Children with Autism to Say First Words

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[18/11/2011] A new treatment can help nonverbal children with autism to develop speech, according to a proof-of-concept study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC).Therapy Helps Nonverbal Children with Autism to Say First Words - Read more

Experts Challenge Government on Special Needs Reforms

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[16/11/2011] Academics, activists, young people, parents and carers will debate government plans to involve parents in the assessment process and introduce a legal right to give them control over funding for their child's support. Experts Challenge Government on Special Needs Reforms - Read more

ADHD Symptoms Might Affect Quality of Life for Children with ASD

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[09/11/2011] Research supported by the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network, demonstrates that symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity worsen quality of life for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).ADHD Symptoms Might Affect Quality of Life for Children with ASD - Read more

Age and BMI: Likelihood of Developing Gestational Diabetes

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[07/11/2011] Age and body mass index (BMI) are important risk factors for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) particularly amongst South Asian and Black African women finds new research.Age and BMI: Likelihood of Developing Gestational Diabetes - Read more

Transitioning Children with Autism to School

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[07/11/2011] A University of California, Riverside education professor has started recruiting children for a first-of-its-kind study that will assess how children with autism adapt to the early school years and identify predictors that will lead to a successful transition.Transitioning Children with Autism to School - Read more

Digital Worlds Can Help Autistic Children to Develop Social Skills

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[28/10/2011] The benefits of virtual worlds can be used to help autistic children develop social skills beyond their anticipated levels, suggest early findings from new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).Digital Worlds Can Help Autistic Children to Develop Social Skills - Read more

Facial Characteristics of Children with Autism

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[26/10/2011] The face and brain develop in coordination, with each influencing the other, beginning in the embryo and continuing through adolescence. Now, University of Missouri (MU) researchers have found distinct differences between the facial characteristics of children with autism compared to those of typically developing children. This knowledge could help researchers understand the origins of autism.Facial Characteristics of Children with Autism - Read more

Down Syndrome: Accuracy of Autism Diagnosis Validated

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[21/10/2011] New findings from a 16-year study confirm that the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the gold-standard for the classification of mental health conditions, can be used to accurately identify autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children with Down syndrome.Down Syndrome: Accuracy of Autism Diagnosis Validated - Read more

Low Birthweight Infants Have Five Times Rate of Autism

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[17/10/2011] Autism researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing have found a link between low birthweight and children diagnosed with autism, reporting premature infants are five times more likely to have autism than children born at normal weights.Low Birthweight Infants Have Five Times Rate of Autism - Read more

Children with Spina Bifida Need Personal "Starter"

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[10/10/2011] Children born with spina bifida often have difficulties to perform everyday activities. This is not primarily due to being confined to a wheelchair or to parental overprotection as was previously believed – new research from the University of Gothenburg shows that it is down to an inability to initiate and complete a task towards a specific goal.Children with Spina Bifida Need Personal "Starter" - Read more

Autism Diagnosis in Children with Down Syndrome

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[07/10/2011] New findings from a 16-year study confirm that the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the gold-standard for the classification of mental health conditions, can be used to accurately identify autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children with Down syndrome, according to research from Kennedy Krieger Institute.Autism Diagnosis in Children with Down Syndrome - Read more

Study Aims to Improve Diabetes Management in High-Risk Youth

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[05/10/2011] A little motivation for parents could go a long way toward improving young diabetes patients' ability to manage their own care, a Wayne State University (WSU) researcher believes.Study Aims to Improve Diabetes Management in High-Risk Youth - Read more

Phthalates: Linked to Decreased Mental and Motor Development

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[30/09/2011] A study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health heightens concerns over the potential health effects on children of a group of ubiquitous chemicals known as phthalates. Phthalates are a class of chemicals that are known to disrupt the endocrine system.Phthalates: Linked to Decreased Mental and Motor Development - Read more

Household Income Level not Associated with Intellectual Disability

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[28/09/2011] New research shows that the presence or absence of intellectual disability (ID) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) varies with risk factors such as gender, parental age, maternal ethnicity, and maternal level of education. Household Income Level not Associated with Intellectual Disability - Read more

Babies Take A First Step Toward Language

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[26/09/2011] Watching children on the playground, we see them run, climb, slide, get up, and do it all again. While their movements are continuous, we language-users can easily divide them up and name each one. But what about people - babies - who don not yet have words? How do they make sense of a world in motion?Babies Take A First Step Toward Language - Read more

REHACARE 2011: The price of inclusion

Accessibility and inclusion - these are the goals set by legislation and lobbyists for disabled people. Not just integration, but the right of full social acceptance of each person as an individual. With this in mind manufacturers, interested parties and representers discussed rehabilitation, nursing care and aid in Düsseldorf at the REHACARE.REHACARE 2011: The price of inclusion - Read more

Novel Epilepsy Treatment Could Reduce Risk of Birth Defects

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[19/09/2011] Researchers at Royal Holloway, University of London have developed a new biochemical approach to identifying epilepsy treatments which not only offer stronger seizure protection but could also provide safer treatment for pregnant women.Novel Epilepsy Treatment Could Reduce Risk of Birth Defects - Read more

Almost 17 Per Cent of Spanish Children Suffer Tics

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[14/09/2011] Experts have confirmed it: tics are not a rare or uncommon disorder. It is the second study to be conducted in Spain to date, and the first of great importance, revealing that the prevalence of these motor disorders in the child population is 16.86 percent. The incidence is greater in boys than girls, and they tend to disappear or reduce with age.Almost 17 Per Cent of Spanish Children Suffer Tics - Read more

Little Children: Poorer Movement Skills Show Risk of Autism

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[08/09/2011] Poorer movement skills detected as early as seven months old are observed in children at a higher risk of developing Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) than children in the general population. Little Children: Poorer Movement Skills Show Risk of Autism - Read more

Newborns: Newest Screen Will Indicate Heart Problems

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[26/08/2011] Researcher have now published an important paper that recommends strategies for national screening for critical congenital heart disease (CHD), using a simple, non-invasive test called pulse oximetry.Newborns: Newest Screen Will Indicate Heart Problems - Read more

Why Autistic Individuals Confuse Pronouns

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[08/08/2011] Autism is a mysterious developmental disease because it often leaves complex abilities intact while impairing seemingly elementary ones. For example, it is well documented that autistic children often have difficulty correctly using pronouns, sometimes referring to themselves as "you" instead of "I."Why Autistic Individuals Confuse Pronouns - Read more

ADHD: Quality of Life for Children and Their Families

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[03/08/2011] The greater the severity of a child's Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms, the more negative impacts on the child's health-related quality of life from the perspective of the child and the parent, a new study by a Baylor University psychologist has found.ADHD: Quality of Life for Children and Their Families - Read more

Dyslexia Linked to Difficulties in Perceiving Rhythmic Patterns in Music

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[13/07/2011] In a new study, researchers at Cambridge have shown, using a music task, that this is linked to a broader difficulty in perceiving rhythmic patterns, or metrical structure.Dyslexia Linked to Difficulties in Perceiving Rhythmic Patterns in Music - Read more

Pregnancy and Birth Environment May Affect Development of Autism in Twins

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[06/07/2011] The California Autism Twins Study suggests environmental influences, which could include parental age, low birth weight, multiple births, and maternal infections during pregnancy may greatly increase risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).Pregnancy and Birth Environment May Affect Development of Autism in Twins - Read more

Effects of Asperger's Syndrome Noticeable in Babies

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[04/07/2011] People with Asperger syndrome have problems with social interaction and attentiveness, and are also sensitive to noise and light. Several of these characteristics were evident to parents during their child's first two years, reveals a thesis.Effects of Asperger's Syndrome Noticeable in Babies - Read more

Study Finds Pregnancy Safe in Multiple Sclerosis

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[27/06/2011] Canadian researchers have found that maternal multiple sclerosis (MS) is generally not associated with adverse delivery outcomes or risk to their offspring.Study Finds Pregnancy Safe in Multiple Sclerosis - Read more

Diagnosed Autism Is more Common in an IT-Rich Region

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[22/06/2011] A new study from Cambridge University has for the first time found that autism diagnoses are more common in an IT-rich region. The study has important implications for service provision in different regions and for the 'hyper-systemising' theory of autism.Diagnosed Autism Is more Common in an IT-Rich Region - Read more

Autism: Musical Computer Game Helps Children to Learn and Relax

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[03/06/2011] A musical computer game to help children with autism learn and relax has been unveiled to the public at the Abertay Digital Graduate Show.Autism: Musical Computer Game Helps Children to Learn and Relax - Read more

Two-Year-Old Children with Autism Have Enlarged Brains

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[30/05/2011] In 2005, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) found that 2-year-old children with autism have brains up to 10 percent larger than children of the same age without autism. Now a follow-up study brings new results.Two-Year-Old Children with Autism Have Enlarged Brains - Read more

Autism: The 1-Year Well-Baby Check-Up Approach

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[18/05/2011] A novel strategy developed by autism researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine shows promise as a simple way for physicians to detect cases of Autism Syndrome Disorder, language or developmental delays in babies at an early age. Autism: The 1-Year Well-Baby Check-Up Approach - Read more

Prevalence of Autism in South Korea Estimated

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[11/05/2011] Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in South Korea affect an estimated 2.64 percent of the population of school-age children, equivalent to 1 in 38 children, according to the first comprehensive study of autism prevalence using a total population sample.Prevalence of Autism in South Korea Estimated - Read more

Tourette Syndrome: Behavioural Therapy for Children May Help

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[04/05/2011] Children with Tourette syndrome could benefit from behavioural therapy to reduce their symptoms, according to a new brain imaging study.Tourette Syndrome: Behavioural Therapy for Children May Help - Read more

Five-Minute Screen Identifies Subtle Signs of Autism in One-Year Olds

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[02/05/2011] A five-minute checklist that parents can fill out in pediatrician waiting rooms may someday help in the early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The study's design also provides a model for developing a network of pediatricians to adopt such a change to their practice.Five-Minute Screen Identifies Subtle Signs of Autism in One-Year Olds - Read more

Study: Why Do Autistic Children Wander and Bolt from Safe Places

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[29/04/2011] The Interactive Autism Network launched the first major survey to study the experience of wandering and elopement, or escaping, among individuals with autism spectrum disorders.Study: Why Do Autistic Children Wander and Bolt from Safe Places - Read more

Children with Epilepsy: More Psychiatric Symptoms

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[20/04/2011] A new report reveals that children with epilepsy are more likely to have psychiatric symptoms, with gender a determining factor in their development. Findings showed that girls had more emotional problems, while boys had more hyperactivity/inattention problems and issues regarding peer relationships. Children with Epilepsy: More Psychiatric Symptoms - Read more

Early Detection and Intervention Key to Rehabilitation

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[04/04/2011] Early intervention and close follow-up are key to rehabilitating hearing loss in children, says Doctor Paul R. Kileny, director of the University of Michigan’s Audiology and Electrophysiology program.Early Detection and Intervention Key to Rehabilitation - Read more

Toddlers: Interest in Toys Predicts Effectiveness of Autism Treatment

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[30/03/2011] Toddlers who played with a limited number of toys showed more improvement in their communication skills following parent-guided treatment than those receiving other community-based treatments.Toddlers: Interest in Toys Predicts Effectiveness of Autism Treatment - Read more

Cerebral Palsy: Osteopathy 'of no Benefit' to Children

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[23/03/2011] Research commissioned by Cerebra, the charity that helps to improve the lives of children with brain conditions, has found little evidence to suggest that cranial osteopathy is of benefit to children with cerebral palsy.Cerebral Palsy: Osteopathy 'of no Benefit' to Children - Read more

Toddlers with Autism: Improved Social Skills Following Targeted Intervention

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[21/03/2011] Targeting the core social deficits of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in early intervention programs yielded sustained improvements in social and communication skills even in very young children who have ASD, according to a study.Toddlers with Autism: Improved Social Skills Following Targeted Intervention - Read more

Diabetes in Children: Convenient Blood Test Not Effective Enough for Diagnosis

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[14/03/2011] Doctors are increasingly using a convenient blood glucose test for diagnosing diabetes and pre-diabetes, but a study by the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital shows it's not the best way to diagnose diabetes in children.Diabetes in Children: Convenient Blood Test Not Effective Enough for Diagnosis - Read more

Children with ASD Can Benefit from Interactive Computer Programme

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[09/03/2011] Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are better able to recognise faces, facial expressions and emotions with the help of an interactive computer programme, according to new research.Children with ASD Can Benefit from Interactive Computer Programme - Read more

New Approach Finds Success in Teaching Youth with Autism

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[02/03/2011] As the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders continues to increase, the one thing that won't change is the need for those children to develop social skills. Now, researchers are developing an effective social competence curriculum, with a virtual classroom component, that could help educators meet the demand of this growing population.New Approach Finds Success in Teaching Youth with Autism - Read more

Convenient Blood Test not as Effective for Diagnosing Diabetes in Children

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[23/02/2011] Doctors are increasingly using a convenient blood glucose test for diagnosing diabetes and pre-diabetes, but a study by the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital shows it's not the best way to diagnose diabetes in children.Convenient Blood Test not as Effective for Diagnosing Diabetes in Children - Read more

Huge Step Forward in Treating Children with Spina Bifida

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[21/02/2011] Performing delicate surgery in the womb, months before birth, can substantially improve outcomes for children with a common, disabling birth defect of the spine.Huge Step Forward in Treating Children with Spina Bifida - Read more

ADHD: Hand Movements May Help Predicting Symptom Severity

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[16/02/2011] Researchers found markers for measuring the ability of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to control impulsive movements, which may reveal insights into the neurobiology of ADHD, inform prognosis and guide treatments.ADHD: Hand Movements May Help Predicting Symptom Severity - Read more

Targeted Intervention: Better Social Skills in Toddlers with Autism

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[07/02/2011] Targeting the core social deficits of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in early intervention programs yielded sustained improvements in social and communication skills even in very young children who have ASD.Targeted Intervention: Better Social Skills in Toddlers with Autism - Read more

Social Competence Curriculum for Autistic Children

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[31/01/2011] Now, researchers at the University of Missouri are developing an effective social competence curriculum, with a virtual classroom component, that could help educators meet the demand of this growing population. Social Competence Curriculum for Autistic Children - Read more

Higher Abuse Rates in Hearing Impaired Children

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[24/01/2011] A new study indicates that the incidence of maltreatment, including neglect and physical and sexual abuse, is more than 25 percent higher among deaf and hard-of-hearing children than among hearing youths. Higher Abuse Rates in Hearing Impaired Children - Read more

Greater Awareness of Food Supply for Children with Diabetes Needed

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[19/01/2011] Managing diabetes in a child requires a careful balance of insulin, diet, and exercise. Buying essential medical supplies, such as needles and testing strips, adds a financial burden to families. According to a new study, the resulting food insecurity that arises from the financial burden of diabetes management increases a child's risk of being hospitalized due to complications from diabetes.Greater Awareness of Food Supply for Children with Diabetes Needed - Read more

Feeling Included: Kids with Disabilities Have their Say

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[10/01/2011] Gaining entry to play, feeling like a legitimate participant and having friends are cited as key to feeling included for kids with disabilities in landmark study.Feeling Included: Kids with Disabilities Have their Say - Read more

Autistic Children Are Unable to Search Effectively for Objects

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[05/01/2011] The ability to find shoes in the bedroom, apples in a supermarket, or a favourite animal at the zoo is impaired among children with autism, according to new research from the University of Bristol.Autistic Children Are Unable to Search Effectively for Objects - Read more

Children with Hypertension more likely to Have Learning Disabilities

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[20/12/2010] Children who have high blood pressure are much more likely to have learning disabilities than children with normal blood pressure, according to a new University of Rochester Medical Center study.Children with Hypertension more likely to Have Learning Disabilities - Read more

Twins Help Link Relationship among ADHD, Reading, Math

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[17/12/2010] A new study used identical and fraternal twins to look at the genetic and environmental influences underlying ADHD behaviors, reading, and math skills in children in an attempt to better understand the relationship among them.Twins Help Link Relationship among ADHD, Reading, Math - Read more

Discussion on Controversial 'Ashley' Procedure for Children

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[08/12/2010] Should parents be able to use medical means to restrict the growth of profoundly disabled children to make them easier to care for at home? A working group convened to discuss the ethical and policy considerations of "growth attenuation".Discussion on Controversial 'Ashley' Procedure for Children - Read more

Walking Rehabilitation: Some Kids May Be Overlooked

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[06/12/2010] The traditional way to predict whether children can regain movement after spinal cord injuries may exclude a small subset of patients who could benefit from therapy, according to two studies presented by researchers.Walking Rehabilitation: Some Kids May Be Overlooked - Read more

Autism: Playing with Building Blocks of Creativity Help Children

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[01/12/2010] In an attempt to help children with autism learn the building blocks of creativity, researchers tapped a toy box staple for help – legos. By building lego structures in new and unique ways, children learned to use creativity.Autism: Playing with Building Blocks of Creativity Help Children - Read more

Effective Gene Therapy for Wiskott-Aldrich-Syndrome

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[29/11/2010] A Severe Inborn Immunodeficiency Disease: In a first application of gene therapy for the treatment of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome, blood forming bone marrow cells have been corrected by gene transfer. Effective Gene Therapy for Wiskott-Aldrich-Syndrome - Read more

Autism: Handwriting Problems in Children Continue into Teenage Years

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[24/11/2010] A new study suggests that the handwriting problems that affect children with autism are likely to continue into their teenage years.Autism: Handwriting Problems in Children Continue into Teenage Years - Read more

Girls with Autism or ADHD Symptoms not Taken Seriously

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[29/10/2010] When girls with symptoms of autism or ADHD seek professional medical help, their problems are often played down or misinterpreted, and there is a real risk that they will not get the help or support they need.Girls with Autism or ADHD Symptoms not Taken Seriously - Read more

Brain Imaging for Differences in Childhood Bipolar Disorder and ADHD

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[27/10/2010] Researchers use brain imaging to examine the effects of emotion on working memory function in children with pediatric bipolar disorder (PBD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).Brain Imaging for Differences in Childhood Bipolar Disorder and ADHD - Read more

Autism: Trained Service Dogs Can Help Children

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[22/10/2010] Dogs have a special role in the lives of children with special needs. According to a new study, specifically trained service dogs can help reduce the anxiety and enhance the socialisation skills of children with Autism Syndrome Disorders (ASDs). Autism: Trained Service Dogs Can Help Children - Read more

Testing Early Detection Technique for Eye Disease in Premature Infants

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[20/10/2010] A new clinical trial at The Children's Hospital at University of Oklahoma (OU) Medical Center will focus on ways to catch a debilitating eye disease before it's too late.Testing Early Detection Technique for Eye Disease in Premature Infants - Read more

Interactive Video Games Cause Lots of Injuries

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[11/10/2010] Interactive gaming devices can cause a broad range of injuries, from abrasions and sprains to shoulder, ankle and foot injuries, according to research.Interactive Video Games Cause Lots of Injuries - Read more

Siblings of Children with Autism Have Language Delays

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[11/10/2010] Siblings of children with autism have more frequent language delays and other subtle characteristics of the disorder than previously understood. Girls also may be mildly affected more often than recognised in the past.Siblings of Children with Autism Have Language Delays - Read more

Women with Diabetes Have more C-Sections and Fetal Complications

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[08/10/2010] Nearly half of women with diabetes prior to pregnancy have a potentially-avoidable C-section and their babies are twice as likely to die as those born to women without diabetes, according to a study.Women with Diabetes Have more C-Sections and Fetal Complications - Read more

Top-class sport with a handicap: MobiCup 2010

About seven million people with a disability live in Germany. According to a recent study the interest in disabled sports is increasing constantly - not only due to the recent German success at the Paralympic Games in Vancouver. Therefore it is no surprise that at the first Mobicup - a actionday of sports for the disabled - a lot was going on. Top-class sport with a handicap: MobiCup 2010 - Read more

Autistic Toddlers Prefer Special Visual Pattern

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[08/09/2010] Researchers have shown that toddlers with autism spend significantly more time visually examining dynamic geometric patterns than they do looking at social images.Autistic Toddlers Prefer Special Visual Pattern - Read more

Autism: Heavy Toll Beyond Childhood on Marriages

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[06/09/2010] Parents of grown children with autism are more likely to divorce than couples with typically developing children, according to a large longitudinal study of families of adolescents and adults with autism.Autism: Heavy Toll Beyond Childhood on Marriages - Read more

Children with Special Needs Are at Increased Risk for Oral Disease

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[23/08/2010] For a child with special health care needs, special diets, frequent use of medicine and lack of proper oral hygiene can make it challenging to maintain good oral health.Children with Special Needs Are at Increased Risk for Oral Disease - Read more

Teaching Robot Helps Children to Use Wheelchair

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[18/08/2010] A robotic wheelchair is being developed that will help children learn to 'drive'. Researchers describe the testing of ROLY –RObot-assisted Learning for Young drivers – in a group of children without disabilities and one child with cerebral palsy.Teaching Robot Helps Children to Use Wheelchair - Read more

Elder Care Puts Strain on Adult Parent-Child Relationship

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[11/08/2010] Relationships between elder and younger members of a family can be strained and positive and negative in nature, even when affection is shared. A new finds that long-term caretaking duties puts further strain on adult parent-child relationships.Elder Care Puts Strain on Adult Parent-Child Relationship - Read more

Childhood Malnutrition Affects Brain Function in Old Age

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[06/08/2010] Malnutrition early in life appears to diminish brain function in older adulthood, according to a study led by a Michigan State University (MSU) researcher that has implications for many poor, developing nations.Childhood Malnutrition Affects Brain Function in Old Age - Read more

Mothers of Autistic Children Often Risk their Careers

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[28/07/2010] Mothers of children with autism see their careers disproportionally affected as they confront greater demands on their time, inflexible workplaces and increased medical costs, according to a new study. Mothers of Autistic Children Often Risk their Careers - Read more

Gestational Diabetes: A Bittersweet Warning for Women

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[23/07/2010] A common test to diagnose gestational diabetes – a temporary condition which can harm both mother and child if left untreated – also has predictive power for Type II adult-onset diabetes, a new study finds.Gestational Diabetes: A Bittersweet Warning for Women - Read more

Autism: Finding Could Lead to Simple Urine Test for the Condition

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[14/07/2010] Children with autism have a different chemical fingerprint in their urine than non-autistic children, according to new research.Autism: Finding Could Lead to Simple Urine Test for the Condition - Read more

Video Game to Help Blind Children Exercise

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[11/06/2010] A new project helps children who are blind become more physically active and healthy through video games. The human-computer interaction research team has developed a motion-sensing-based tennis and bowling exergame.Video Game to Help Blind Children Exercise - Read more

Kids with One Ear Hearing Loss Fall Behind in Language Skills

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[31/05/2010] By the time they reach school age, one in 20 children has hearing loss in one ear. That can raise significant hurdles for these children, because loss of hearing in one ear hurts their ability to comprehend and use language.Kids with One Ear Hearing Loss Fall Behind in Language Skills - Read more

Down Syndrome: Developing New Growth Charts

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[17/05/2010] Researchers will be measuring children with Down syndrome from birth to age 21 to develop updated growth charts. This effort brings together several experts.Down Syndrome: Developing New Growth Charts - Read more

Virtual Muscle Machine for Kids with Disabilities

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[30/04/2010] An occupational therapist is pioneering a new "virtual" method to analyze movement patterns in children – and more effectively treat those with debilitating motor disorders.Virtual Muscle Machine for Kids with Disabilities - Read more

Teaching Tools for Visually Impaired Children

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[12/04/2010] Children with visual impairments face disproportionate challenges learning math, and by the time they reach the college level, they are under-represented in science, technology, mathematics and engineering disciplines.Teaching Tools for Visually Impaired Children - Read more

Modified Home Video Game May Improve Hand Function

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[07/04/2010] Engineers have modified a popular home video game system to help teenagers with cerebral palsy improve hand functions. In a pilot trial the system improved the teens' abilities to perform a range of daily personal and household activities.Modified Home Video Game May Improve Hand Function - Read more

Magic Tricks to Treat Children with Locomotor Disabilities

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[31/03/2010] New approach bridges the worlds of behavior and science to help kids with paralysis and motor dysfunction improve their physical skills and inner confidence – using a trick up her sleeve called "magic."Magic Tricks to Treat Children with Locomotor Disabilities - Read more

Repeated Anaesthesia Affects Children’s Ability to Learn

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[22/03/2010] There is a link between repeated anaesthesia in children and memory impairment, though physical activity can help to form new cells that improve memory, reveals new research.Repeated Anaesthesia Affects Children’s Ability to Learn - Read more

Autism's Impact on Older Siblings

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[17/03/2010] A new study suggests a trend toward developing hyperactivity among typically developing elementary-school-aged siblings of autistic preschoolers.Autism's Impact on Older Siblings - Read more

Gestational Diabetes: Be Aware of Risks for Mother and Baby

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[10/03/2010] Two to three times more pregnant women may soon be diagnosed and treated for gestational diabetes, based on new measurements for determining risky blood sugar levels for the mother and her unborn baby.Gestational Diabetes: Be Aware of Risks for Mother and Baby - Read more

Auditory Input Helps Word Learning in Deaf Children

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[05/03/2010] Learning words may be facilitated by early exposure to auditory input, according to research presented by the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine.Auditory Input Helps Word Learning in Deaf Children - Read more

Treadmill Training Could Help Tots Walk

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[01/03/2010] Using a treadmill could help infants with prenatal complications or who were injured at birth walk earlier and better, according to a University of Michigan researcher.Treadmill Training Could Help Tots Walk - Read more

Link between Advanced Maternal Age and Autism

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[17/02/2010] Advanced maternal age is linked to a significantly elevated risk of having a child with autism, regardless of the father's age, according to an exhaustive study of all births in California during the 1990s.Link between Advanced Maternal Age and Autism - Read more

Alterations in the Brain's Reward System Related to ADHS

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[10/02/2010] Researchers have discovered anomalies in the brain's reward system related to the neural circuits of motivation and gratification.Alterations in the Brain's Reward System Related to ADHS - Read more

Self-Directed Learning Effective For Parents with Autistic Children

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[08/02/2010] Through the use of instructional DVDs, parents of children with autism can learn how to teach their child to communicate and improve their behavior, according to research.Self-Directed Learning Effective For Parents with Autistic Children - Read more

Quality of Life Does Not Depend on Hearing Ability

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[03/02/2010] Children who have cochlear implants rank their quality of life equal to their normally hearing peers, indicates new research.Quality of Life Does Not Depend on Hearing Ability - Read more

Music Therapy Helps Toddlers to Start Talking

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[13/01/2010] A new study revealed that music therapy can assist in the speech acquisition process in toddlers who have undergone cochlear implantation.Music Therapy Helps Toddlers to Start Talking - Read more

Intervention Tools for Autistic Children Needed

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[06/01/2010] According to a study it is estimated that approximately 673,000 children aged 3-21 have been diagnosed with autism in the USA.Intervention Tools for Autistic Children Needed - Read more

Remediation Improves Children's Reading Skills

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[23/12/2009] Scientists have uncovered the first evidence that intensive instruction to improve reading skills in young children causes the brain to physically rewire itself, creating new white matter that improves communication within the brain. Remediation Improves Children's Reading Skills - Read more

MS Is More Aggressive in Children than in Adults

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[09/12/2009] Magnetic resonance images (MRI) of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in childhood show that pediatric onset multiple sclerosis is more aggressive, and causes more brain lesions, than MS diagnosed in adulthood. MS Is More Aggressive in Children than in Adults - Read more

Parent Training Can Improve Behavior Problems in Children with Autism

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[07/12/2009] The serious behavior problems that can occur in children with autism and related conditions can be reduced with a treatment plan that includes medication combined with a structured training program for parents. Parent Training Can Improve Behavior Problems in Children with Autism - Read more

Autism: Early Intervention for Toddlers Effective

[02/12/2009] A novel early intervention programme for very young children with autism is effective for improving the IQ, language ability, and social interaction, a new study has found.Autism: Early Intervention for Toddlers Effective - Read more

Children with Autism More Likely to Have Handwriting Problems

[27/11/2009] Children with autism may have lower quality handwriting and trouble forming letters compared to children without autism, according to a study published by the American Academy of Neurology.Children with Autism More Likely to Have Handwriting Problems - Read more

Summer Childcare: Problems for Parents of Disabled Children

[09/09/2009] Nearly 70 percent of parents of disabled children are not satisfied with available summer childcare.Summer Childcare: Problems for Parents of Disabled Children - Read more

Poor Attention in Kindergarten - Lower School Scores

[29/05/2009] As thousands of students nationwide prepare to leave high school, a new study shows a clear link between attention problems early in school - as early as kindergarten - and lower high school test scores.Poor Attention in Kindergarten - Lower School Scores - Read more

Diabetes: Telemedicine May Improve Care for School Children

[22/05/2009] A new study explores the effectiveness of telemedicine in helping school nurses and children manage diabetes care.Diabetes: Telemedicine May Improve Care for School Children - Read more

Breathing Problems: Remote Tool Will Transform Care

[20/03/2009] A non invasive instrument to monitor the breathing of very young children with respiratory problems is being developed by English researchers.Breathing Problems: Remote Tool Will Transform Care - Read more

Sad or Angry Teens Have Less Success with Diabetes Control

[04/03/2009] A new study suggests that feelings such as anger or sadness could interfere with teens’ diabetes management. Sad or Angry Teens Have Less Success with Diabetes Control - Read more

New Book Helps Siblings of Those with Down Syndrome

[27/02/2009] “Fasten Your Seatbelt” is a compilation of the most common questions posed over the years in brother-and-sister workshops.New Book Helps Siblings of Those with Down Syndrome - Read more

Caregivers: Lack of Help

[20/02/2009] Caregivers of children with special health care needs often do not get the respite care they need, according to the findings of a recent study.Caregivers: Lack of Help - Read more

Many Children with Hearing Loss also Have Eye Disorders

[18/02/2009] About one-fifth of children with sensorineural hearing loss also have ocular disorders, according to a report.Many Children with Hearing Loss also Have Eye Disorders - Read more

Access for Disabled Children to Health Insurance Programs

[06/02/2009] The proposed federal expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program should help improve disabled children’s access to services, but more needs to be done at the state level to meet their needs, according to a new study.Access for Disabled Children to Health Insurance Programs - Read more

Helping Grandparents with Deaf Children

[01/12/2008] Talk-show king, Sir Michael Parkinson, is calling on grandparents of deaf children in England to get actively involved in an innovative project set to give them much-needed support and encouragement to form a strong bond with the deaf child in their family. Helping Grandparents with Deaf Children - Read more

Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games Medal Events Programme

[26/11/2008] The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has officially released the Para-Sports Medal Events Programme for the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games following consultation with the International Paralympic Committee. Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games Medal Events Programme - Read more

Deaf Children: Support to Grandparents, Fathers and Siblings

[03/11/2008] Grandparents, fathers and siblings of a deaf child will benefit from an innovative project set up to offer much needed support and encouragement to help the deaf child in their family.Deaf Children: Support to Grandparents, Fathers and Siblings - Read more

Kids

In this category you will find organisations who help disabled children and their siblings.Kids - Read more

Vitamin D Deficiency in Children with Cystic Fibrosis

[20/10/2008] Existing recommendations for treating vitamin D deficiency in children with cystic fibrosis are too low to cover the serious need, leaving most at high risk for bone loss and rickets, according to researchers. Vitamin D Deficiency in Children with Cystic Fibrosis - Read more

'Chilling' Hardship Rates among Families with Disabled Children

[22/08/2008] Families with disabled children are struggling to keep food on the table and to pay for needed health and dental care. These challenges are now falling on middle-income households, too.'Chilling' Hardship Rates among Families with Disabled Children - Read more

Preterm Birth Increases Risk for Disabilities

[23/07/2008] Premature birth is associated with various life-long problems. Still, many premature children seem to function very well as adults according to a new large and comprehensive study from Norway.Preterm Birth Increases Risk for Disabilities - Read more

Robot Playmates May Help Kids with Autism

[23/07/2008] New research studies interactions of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) with bubble-blowing robots. First results indicate that kids with ASD actively interact with robots.Robot Playmates May Help Kids with Autism - Read more

How Children Suffering from Cancer Feel

[09/06/2008] A study aspired to understand the implications of cancer for children diagnosed with the disease as well as their families, their experiences and worries and their relationship with the health system.How Children Suffering from Cancer Feel - Read more

Second Life’s No Game For Families Of Disabled Children

[04/06/2008] Parents of disabled children face a constant battle to get help, leading many to reach breaking point.Second Life’s No Game For Families Of Disabled Children - Read more

Website to Connect Parents of Visually Impaired Children

[30/04/2008] To help families with visually impaired children connect with each other the online community "FamilyConnect" was launched.Website to Connect Parents of Visually Impaired Children - Read more

What Deaf Children Would Invent

[16/04/2008] Deaf children and young people from across Northern Ireland are invited to take part in the annual Young Authors and Artists competition. What Deaf Children Would Invent - Read more

Preschool Kids: Better on Tasks when Talking to Themselves

[02/04/2008] Parents should not worry when their pre-schoolers talk to themselves. Recent study showed that 5-year-olds do better on motor tasks when they talk to themselves out loud than when they are silent.Preschool Kids: Better on Tasks when Talking to Themselves - Read more

Gran of the Year 2008

[17/03/2008] Patsy Drysdale from Stranraer has been crowned the UK’s best grandparent in the 2008 Age Concern Grandparent of the Year Awards. Gran of the Year 2008 - Read more

New Book Packs for Deaf Children

[05/03/2008] Bookstart is launching a new addition called ‘Bookshine’. It is to help parents of deaf babies and children discover books together. New Book Packs for Deaf Children - Read more

Relationship Difficulties in Families of Disabled Children

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[27/02/2008] Research shows that parents of disabled children are more likely to experience relationship difficulties and this can have a significant impact on a child’s wellbeing and behaviour.Relationship Difficulties in Families of Disabled Children - Read more

Aging Improves Parent-Child Relationships

[03/12/2007] The majority of relationships between parents and their adult children improve as parents transition to old age, a Purdue University researcher has found. Aging Improves Parent-Child Relationships - Read more

Children with Asperger Syndrome Are Bad Sleepers

[05/11/2007] Children with AS often have sleep disorders and problems related to initiating sleep and sleep restlessness together with morning problems and daytime sleepiness.Children with Asperger Syndrome Are Bad Sleepers - Read more

Grandparent of the Year Wanted

[28/09/2007] To celebrate the crucial role that modern grandparents now play in family life, Age Concern and Specsavers are launching Grandparent of the Year 2008.Grandparent of the Year Wanted - Read more

Dancing With a Vision in Dallas

[12/09/2007] Philanthropist Ruth Altshuler and former Dallas Cowboy stars Emmitt Smith and Roger Staubach will be serving as honorary chairs for the "Dancing with a Vision" dinner-dance on September 20 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas. Dancing With a Vision in Dallas - Read more

Family Fun Day for Deaf Children

[29/06/2007] The National Deaf Children’s Society Wales is holding a family fun day on Saturday 7 July at Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn Bay. Family Fun Day for Deaf Children - Read more

Mencap’s Families’ Charter

[09/05/2007] The Mencap families’ charter was officially launched at the House of Commons. This unique charter lays out the way in which Mencap wants to work with the families of the people that it supports. Mencap’s Families’ Charter - Read more

New Classroom Environment to Engage Autistic Children

[07/03/2007] Experts from Coventry University have designed the first low cost education and activity area for children with autism that can be used in mainstream schools. The environment is enabling teachers to educate and integrate children with special needs within conventional schools.New Classroom Environment to Engage Autistic Children - Read more

Statement on "Ashley's Treatment"

[29/01/2007] Stephen Bennett, President & CEO of United Cerebral Palsy, and Sue Swenson, Executive Director of The Arc of the United States, issued the following joint statement regarding "Ashley's Treatment." Statement on "Ashley's Treatment" - Read more

Disabled Children Win Out in Private Member's Bill Ballot

[27/11/2006] Gary Streeter MP takes up Disabled Children's Short Breaks Bill to give families with disabled children new rights to a break from caring.Disabled Children Win Out in Private Member's Bill Ballot - Read more

Advice for and by Young Carers

[11/08/2006] Young carers who live in the London Borough of Hounslow get a new advice and information handbook. Advice for and by Young Carers - Read more

Grandparent's Day Card Competition

[09/08/2006] Grandchildren across the UK can show how much they adore their grandparents by designing a special card to mark Grandparent's Day. Grandparent's Day Card Competition - Read more

A big Walk for Deaf Children's Charity

[02/08/2006] The first ever sponsored walk around the Queen's Jubilee Walkway in London for the National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) is taking place on 3 September 2006. The event will celebrate the work the NDCS does supporting deaf children and young people, their families, and professionals working with them.A big Walk for Deaf Children's Charity - Read more

Summer Theatre 2006

[31/07/2006] "Tales From The Mountain” and "One Life One Chance” will be studied at The Shaw Theatre with deaf children. Summer Theatre 2006 - Read more

"Lack of Choice" Biggest Barrier for Disabled Children

[23/06/2006] An endemic lack of choice for parents of disabled children is hindering equality, finds new exploratory research from disability organisation. "Lack of Choice" Biggest Barrier for Disabled Children - Read more

Local Deaf Boy's Football Dreams Come True

[11/01/2006] Keen Arsenal supporter, deaf 10 year old Jack Riley, from St Albans, saw his dreams come true at the weekend when he met some of his favourite players at Highbury after watching Arsenal play Cardiff City in the FA Cup third round. Local Deaf Boy's Football Dreams Come True - Read more

Adult Children Aren't Clear about their Parents' Wishes

[09/12/2005] Research shows two adult siblings may have radically different views on what their parents would want. A random stranger might have the same chance at guessing parental wishes as some children would.Adult Children Aren't Clear about their Parents' Wishes - Read more

Deaf Children Take Part in Cambridge Arts Theatre School

[08/08/2005] The National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) in partnership with Cambridge Arts Theatre Summer School are hosting their eighth annual event for deaf young people from Sunday 7 - Friday 19 August. Deaf Children Take Part in Cambridge Arts Theatre School - Read more

Honorary Fellowship Award to Deaf Children's Society

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[13/07/2005] Chief Executive, Susan Daniels of The National Deaf Children's Society, received an Honorary Fellowship Award from The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in recognition for her work over the years with deaf children and their families.Honorary Fellowship Award to Deaf Children's Society - Read more

Disabled Parents: Extra Services Could Improve Family's Health

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[10/06/2005] Research from Tufts University illustrates the significant role parental disability plays in overall family health as indicated by immunization rates for young children. Disabled Parents: Extra Services Could Improve Family's Health - Read more

More Precise Diagnostic Tool for Autism Developed

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[04/06/2005] As scientists try to understand autism better, two researchers have developed a new diagnostic tool that will help group children with the disorder into two subgroups, opening the door to more specific treatments.More Precise Diagnostic Tool for Autism Developed - Read more

New Kent Family Communications Service to Help Parents of Deaf Children

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[16/02/2005] The National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) has launched its new Kent Family Communications Service on Thursday 17 February at Sessions House, County Hall in Kent, UK. New Kent Family Communications Service to Help Parents of Deaf Children - Read more

Time to Care: Parents' Week- October 25-31

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[25/10/2004] Parents' Week is organised by the National Family and Parenting Institute and is in its fifth year. This year the theme for Parents' Week is how families spend time together, the pressures that families are under, as well as looking at ways to tackle those pressures.Time to Care: Parents' Week- October 25-31 - Read more

Touchy-feely Environment Helps Autistic Children

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[06/10/2004] The inability to interact with their environment inhibits the mental development of autistic children; precisely the problem that MEDIATE was designed to help overcome. Touchy-feely Environment Helps Autistic Children - Read more

Volunteer Needed: Help Manchester Girl Pursue Her Acting Dream!

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[09/08/2004] The mother of a 13 year-old girl in Manchester is appealing for a volunteer to help her daughter take part in a local drama club. Laura, who has a learning disability, loves acting and would like to become an actress but at the moment she is unlikely to achieve her dream because she needs some help to take part in a drama club where she can learn how to act.Volunteer Needed: Help Manchester Girl Pursue Her Acting Dream! - Read more

SNAP! - Winning Images

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[22/06/2004] Here are some of the winners of this year's SNAP photo competition. The photos are on in display at the V&A in London until August.SNAP! - Winning Images - Read more

A Better Deal for Disabled Babies – Have Your Say

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[12/05/2004] A new centre for early intervention could make a world of difference to the lives of disabled babies and very young children. A Better Deal for Disabled Babies – Have Your Say - Read more

Louisa Spivack Spearheads Breaking Point Campaign

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[01/04/2004] Louisa Spivack, the mother of two severely autistic sons, is spearheading Mencap’s 'Breaking Point' consultation campaign. The campaign aims to help solve the plight of families caring for severely disabled children, at breaking point through lack of breaks. Louisa Spivack Spearheads Breaking Point Campaign - Read more

Guidance On Vision Care for Deaf Children and Young People

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[19/03/2004] The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) and Sense, The National Deafblind and Rubella Association, are launching new guidelines for eye-care professionals working with deaf children: Quality Standards: Vision care for deaf children and young people. Guidance On Vision Care for Deaf Children and Young People - Read more

Deaf Children: Draw Your Favourite Zoo Animal and Win a Place at a Special Birthday Party!

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[01/03/2004] As part of The National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) Diamond Anniversary celebrations this year, the charity is holding a special birthday party at London Zoo on 12 June 2004. To win a place at the party, children are being invited to submit a picture of their favourite zoo animal.Deaf Children: Draw Your Favourite Zoo Animal and Win a Place at a Special Birthday Party! - Read more

Twelve Gift Ideas from RNIB

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[15/12/2003] Christmas is fast approaching and finding that perfect present for a family member who is blind or partially sighted can be difficult. The Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) offers a wide-range of gift ideas for adults and children with sight problems.Twelve Gift Ideas from RNIB - Read more

NCDS Aims to Meet Demand from Asian Community

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[04/12/2003] The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), the only charity in the UK working solely with deaf children, aims to meet an ‘overwhelming demand’ for support from Asian parents.NCDS Aims to Meet Demand from Asian Community - Read more

Who listens to disabled children?

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[04/12/2003] Is Britain really a nation of complainers? Not if you are a child with a learning disability. Disabled children are expected to ‘put up or shut up’ with things they don’t like. They are expected to feel grateful that they are getting any help at all.Who listens to disabled children? - Read more

Deaf Friendly Children's Theatre in London

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[27/11/2003] Following a sellout run of The Gruffalo at Soho Theatre last Christmas, Tall Stories returns with it's new children's play Something Else from 10 December to 4 January – featuring a signed and an audio described performance as well.Deaf Friendly Children's Theatre in London - Read more

 
 
 
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