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Photo: A mother kisses her daughter at her first day in school; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Arne Trautmann

School readiness impaired in preschoolers with ADHD symptoms

05.08.2019

Preschoolers with symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are much less likely than other children their age to be ready for school, new research from the Stanford University School of Medicine has found.
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Photo: Sprinter Heinrich Popow competes against a young sprinting talent; Copyright: NPC Austria

Talent Days unveil future Paralympic stars

31.07.2019

The future looks bright for Austria’s next generation of Paralympic talent after a fun-filled ‘Talent Days 2019’ went beyond expectations.
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Photo: Children playing with musical instruments in the classroom; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Graham Oliver

Music develops the spoken language of the hearing-impaired

12.07.2019

Finnish researchers have compiled guidelines for international use for utilising music to support the development of spoken language. The guidelines are suitable for the parents of children with hearing impairments, early childhood education providers, teachers, speech therapists and other rehabilitators of children with hearing disabilities, as well as the hearing-impaired themselves.
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Understanding how tics are suppressed may help some at risk for tic disorders

10.07.2019

Identifying kids who control their tics may help others at risk for Tourette syndrome.
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Photo: Director talks to two young women who are involved in the film

Inclusive education: "Children of Utopia" creates new perspectives

21.03.2019

The debate about inclusive education is stalling and generally doesn’t even let those who are most affected have their say: students both with and without disabilities. The German movie "Children of Utopia" ("Die Kinder der Utopie") wants to change all that. That's why it will be screened in several movie theaters on May 15 as part of a nationwide campaign event – followed by panel discussions.
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Photo: Click-sonar coach Juan Ruiz while training with a kid; Copyright: Anderes Sehen e.V., www.anderes-sehen.de

"Long cane for children is a 'facilitator'– the chance to independently accomplish something"

17.08.2017

The long cane offers the possibility to be independent and effectively mobile as a person with visual impairment. Children in particular could get used to him in a playful way. The association "Anderes sehen e.V." has co-developed the children's long cane. REHACARE.com spoke to Ellen Schweizer, the founder of the association, about the fact that inclusion is not a burden, but can bring joy.
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Photo: Philipp Mahler with an avatar at MEDICA 2015

"The robot facilitates and promotes the connection between children"

15.12.2015

A robot that provides a link between hospital and classroom? The project Avatar Kids makes this possible: acutely ill children are able to actively participate in school activities with the help of a tablet computer. The teacher facilitates the communication. REHACARE.com spoke with Philipp Mahler of Avatar Kids about the opportunities this project provides.
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