08.04.2020It's a self-perpetuating cycle: Kids with developmental disabilities face challenges in building motor skills, which makes them less able to participate in routine physical activity, which gives them less opportunity to practice those same motor skills. But parents can make a big difference by modeling and supporting physical activity in daily life.
30.03.2020Parents of children with genetic conditions that cause learning disabilities are at risk of mental health problems, suggests new research published today in the British Journal of Psychiatry. The teams behind the study have called for greater support for parents whose child receives a genetic diagnosis for their learning disability.
11.03.2020Pregnancies among women with disabilities are 42 percent more likely to be unintended than pregnancies among women without disabilities, says a new report published in the journal Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health.
09.03.2020USC researchers developed personalized learning robots for children with autism and studied whether the robots could autonomously gauge the child's engagement in long-term, in-home therapeutic interventions.
04.03.2020An international research project (KidsAP) in which a team from MedUni Vienna is participating, is testing a new artificial pancreas system for young children up to primary school age. The children, who have type 1 diabetes, will be given a "Closed-Loop System" consisting of a glucose sensor and an insulin pump, which is controlled via a smartphone app.
02.03.2020Throughout typical development children must be surrounded by peers both for their well-being and for ample growth of their cognitive, linguistic, and social skills. In children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), peer interaction is a core deficit.