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ADHD: Positive reinforcement plays key role in cognitive task performance

Photo: Mom and girl look at reward chart on the refrigerator [31/07/2015] Praise, or other possible reward, improves the performance of children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) on certain cognitive tasks, but until a recent study led by researchers from the University at Buffalo, it wasn't clear why.ADHD: Positive reinforcement plays key role in cognitive task performance - Read more

Dads' parenting of children with autism improves moms' mental health

Photo: Father reading to his daughter [22/07/2015] Fathers who read to their infants with autism and take active roles in caregiving activities not only promote healthy development in their children, they boost moms' mental health too, new research suggests.Dads' parenting of children with autism improves moms' mental health - Read more

Preemies at high risk of autism don't show typical signs in early infancy

Photo: Premature baby [06/07/2015] Premature babies are at an increased risk for developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD). But a small study indicates that preemies who avoid eye contact in early infancy are less likely to demonstrate symptoms of autism at age 2 than preemies who maintain eye contact during early interactions, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.Preemies at high risk of autism don't show typical signs in early infancy - Read more

Pet care can help improve adolescents' Type 1 diabetes management

Photo: Young girl with a fish bowl and a fish [26/06/2015] UT Southwestern Medical Center pediatric diabetes researchers found that incorporating routine pet care into a child's diabetes self-care plan can significantly improve monitoring of the disease, resulting in lower blood glucose levels.Pet care can help improve adolescents' Type 1 diabetes management - Read more

Artificial pancreas system for children with type 1 diabetes

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Photo: The word [22/06/2015] A Montréal research team, co-supervised by Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret from the IRCM and Dr. Laurent Legault from the Montreal Children's Hospital, undertook the first paediatric outpatient study to compare three alternative treatments for type 1 diabetes.Artificial pancreas system for children with type 1 diabetes - Read more

Early intervention improves long-term outcomes for children with autism

Photo: A toddler takes part in early intervention activities [12/06/2015] Early intervention for toddlers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) helps improve their intellectual ability and reduces autism symptoms years after originally getting treatment, a new study shows.Early intervention improves long-term outcomes for children with autism - Read more

Researchers use photos to understand how diabetes affects kids

Photo: Girl takes a photo of another girl and a dog [05/06/2015] If a picture is worth a thousand words, UF Health Type 1 diabetes researchers and their colleagues have tapped into an encyclopedia, revealing new insights into how young people cope with the disease. The sophisticated scientific instrument? A camera.Researchers use photos to understand how diabetes affects kids - Read more

Smart watches and apps can make life easier for ADHD children

Photo: Boy using a smartphone [03/06/2015] SINTEF researchers are now investigating whether technologies such as digital calendars and smart watches can also help children with autism and/or ADHD in their daily lives. Last year they have tested a variety of systems with the help of three families, involving a total of four children.Smart watches and apps can make life easier for ADHD children - Read more

 
 

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