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Children's ADHD symptoms and peer relationships influence each other over time

Photo: Boy being bullyied by other kids [06/01/2016] Children with ADHD are often restless, inattentive, and impulsive, and they have difficulty with social functioning, often having fewer friends and being rejected more than children without ADHD. In a new longitudinal study from Norway, researchers investigated the bidirectional relationship between the development of ADHD symptoms in young children and rejection by peers.Children's ADHD symptoms and peer relationships influence each other over time - Read more

Brain circuitry fails to connect in children with autism

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Graphic: pictures of brains with TD and with ASD [21/12/2015] The holidays can be difficult for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), particularly because of new or different social situations. One reason scientists believe ASD causes impairment in social interactions is due to an inability to effectively infer other's thoughts and feelings through "theory of mind," or ToM - the ability to understand the mental states of others and oneself. Brain circuitry fails to connect in children with autism - Read more

"The robot facilitates and promotes the connection between children"

Photo: Philipp Mahler with an avatar at MEDICA 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."The robot facilitates and promotes the connection between children" - Read more

NIH funds development of robots to improve quality of life

Photo: Preschooler with robot [04/12/2015] As part of the National Robotics Initiative, the National Institutes of Health announced that it will fund the development of three innovative co-robots. Two of the robots will improve health and quality of life for individuals with disabilities, and the third will serve as a social companion for children that inspires curiosity and teaches the importance of hard work and determination.NIH funds development of robots to improve quality of life - Read more

Children who take ADHD medicines have trouble sleeping

Photo: Girl having trouble sleeping [02/12/2015] Stimulant medications for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) cause sleep problems among the children who take them, a new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) concludes. The study addresses decades of conflicting opinions and evidence about the medications' effect on sleep. Children who take ADHD medicines have trouble sleeping - Read more

Hospital-to-home transitions can stress out family caregivers

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Photo: child with mouthguard [02/12/2015] Bringing acutely ill children home from the hospital can overwhelm family caregivers and affect a child's recovery and long-term health, according to research in the journal Pediatrics.Hospital-to-home transitions can stress out family caregivers - Read more

Eyeglasses improve the educational performance of near-sighted children in rural China

Photo: School class in rural China [27/11/2015] As part of the research project 'Rural Education Action Program' (REAP), the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) studied how the children's ability to see affects their performance at school and suggested ways to implement vision care.Eyeglasses improve the educational performance of near-sighted children in rural China - Read more

Divorce rate doesn't go up as families of children with disabilities grow

Photo: Parents with their child in autumn forest [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

Everyday activities empower young people in foster care

Photo: Girl with a dog on her arms [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

Context critical to understand schooling of children with autism in India

Photo: Researcher Shruti Taneja Johansson [02/11/2015] Inclusive education of children with disabilities is a concept well established in the West. Through international declarations and organizations the term has also spread to other countries, such as India. Yet data shows that many children with disabilities still lack access to education. A new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg shows that context can be the critical factor.Context critical to understand schooling of children with autism in India - Read more

 
 

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