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[11/11/2015] Couples raising a child with developmental disabilities do not face a higher risk of divorce if they have larger families, according to a new study by researchers from the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.Divorce rate doesn't go up as families of children with disabilities grow - Read more
[04/11/2015] Simply going shopping, playing in the park or reading are the kind of everyday activities that give young people in care a better sense of value and well-being. That's the finding of a new study from the University of Leicester into the participation experiences of young people growing up in foster care.Everyday activities empower young people in foster care - Read more
[30/10/2015] Pediatric researchers have developed the first set of growth charts for U.S. children with Down syndrome since 1988. These new charts provide an important tool for pediatricians to evaluate growth milestones for children and adolescents with this condition. With these new charts, pediatricians will be able to compare each patient's growth patterns with peers of the same age who have Down syndrome.New growth charts developed for US children with Down syndrome - Read more
[26/10/2015] Children with autism who participated in a 10-week, 40-hour, theatre-based program showed significant differences in social ability compared to a group of children with autism who did not participate, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.Children with autism benefit from theater-based program - Read more
[05/10/2015] A language does not need to be spoken to have prosody: sign languages, such as American Sign Language (ASL), use movements, pauses and facial expressions to achieve the same goals. In a study appearing in the September 2015 issue of Language, three linguists look at intonation in ASL and find that native ASL signers learn intonation in much the same way that users of spoken languages do.How sign language users learn intonation - Read more