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Illinois child care providers need resources to serve children with disabilities
Although the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law nearly 30 years ago, a recent statewide survey of child care providers and early interventionists in Illinois suggests little has changed with regard to promoting the inclusion of infants and children with disabilities in child care settings.
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Berlin 2018: Germany select strong team
Numerous reigning Paralympic winners and world champions, promising young talents and newcomers as well as three local heroes, Germany want to cause a sensation in front of the home crowd at the World Para Athletics European Championships in Berlin.
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Pediatric study analyzes dietary supplement trends among children with Down syndrome
New research published in The Journal of Pediatrics finds 49 percent out of 1,167 surveyed participants of parents of children with Down syndrome give or have given supplements to their children in an effort to improve their health outcomes.
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nTIDE June 2018 jobs report: downturn in jobs ends trend for Americans with disabilities
A modest downturn for June indicated the end of 26 consecutive months of job gains for American with disabilities, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment - Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).
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'Skinny fat' in older adults may predict dementia, Alzheimer's risk
A new study has found that "skinny fat" - the combination of low muscle mass and strength in the context of high fat mass - may be an important predictor of cognitive performance in older adults.
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AI and radar technologies could help diabetics manage their disease
People with diabetes could be able to monitor their blood sugar without drawing blood using a system now being developed at the University of Waterloo.
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Low-cost prosthetic foot mimics natural walking
Prosthetic limb technology has advanced by leaps and bounds, giving amputees a range of bionic options. But such high-tech designs can cost tens of thousands of dollars, making them unattainable for many amputees, particularly in developing countries.
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Strategic classroom intervention can make big difference for autistic students
Special training for teachers may mean big results for students with autism spectrum disorder, according to Florida State University and Emory University researchers.
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Learning disabilities: Kids and families struggle beyond the academics
Most research on learning disabilities focuses on remediating specific academic skills like reading and math. But struggles at school and with homework can create an enormous amount of stress and anxiety for children and families, finds a study published June 4 in the Journal of Learning Disabilities.
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Personalized 'deep learning' equips robots for autism therapy
Children with autism spectrum conditions often have trouble recognizing the emotional states of people around them - distinguishing a happy face from a fearful face, for instance. To remedy this, some therapists use a kid-friendly robot to demonstrate those emotions and to engage the children in imitating the emotions and responding to them in appropriate ways.
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