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Avoiding abuse: Empathy, realistic expectations key to raising a child with disabilities

Photo: Baby lying on a gymnastic ball [06/08/2014] Children with developmental disabilities are at higher risk for abuse and neglect from parents than children developing at a typical rate. So far, there was little evidence of specific parental behaviors that were associated with the risk, but a Saint Louis University (SLU) study finds inappropriate expectations and lack of empathy play a significant role in triggering the risk. Avoiding abuse: Empathy, realistic expectations key to raising a child with disabilities - Read more

Children with disabilities benefit from classroom inclusion

Photo: Pupils in class [04/08/2014] The secret to boosting the language skills of preschoolers with disabilities may be to put them in classrooms with typically developing peers, a new study finds. Researchers found that the average language skills of a child's classmates in the fall significantly predicted the child's language skills in the spring – especially for children with disabilities.Children with disabilities benefit from classroom inclusion - Read more

Mothers of children with autism benefit from peer-led intervention

Photo: Woman encouraging another woman [23/07/2014] Peer-led interventions that target parental well-being can significantly reduce stress, depression and anxiety in mothers of children with disabilities, according to new findings.Mothers of children with autism benefit from peer-led intervention - Read more

Pediatric autism study conducted entirely online

Photo: Internet browser search [16/07/2014] University of California San Francisco (UCSF) researchers have completed the first Internet-based clinical trial for children with autism, establishing it as a viable and cost effective method of conducting high-quality and rapid clinical trials in this population.Pediatric autism study conducted entirely online - Read more

Inadequate support in schools for diabetic children

Photo: Pupils in class [14/07/2014] Diabetic pupils who receive inadequate support from schools and insensitive treatment from teachers may not be managing their condition adequately, with worrying long-term consequences for their health. This means there is an urgent need for greater awareness of the disease, so that young people with diabetes are not singled out for unwanted attention and have the facilities they need.Inadequate support in schools for diabetic children - Read more

Picture books for visually impaired kids go 3-D

Photo: Children reading a picture book [09/07/2014] A children's classic that already is a candidate for the all-time best feel-good book, "Goodnight Moon," has gotten a boost: A University of Colorado (CU) Boulder team printed the first 3D version of it, allowing visually impaired children and their families to touch objects in the story – like the cow jumping over the moon – as it is read aloud.Picture books for visually impaired kids go 3-D - Read more

Families with an autistic child are a third less likely to have more kids

Photo: Parents playing with their daughter [23/06/2014] Parents who have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are about one third less likely to have more children than families without an affected child, according to a study led by a UC San Francisco researcher.Families with an autistic child are a third less likely to have more kids - Read more

Infant nutrition and development of type 1 diabetes

Photo: A man feeding an infant with a bottle [16/06/2014] Splitting the cow’s milk proteins in a formula does not prevent the start-up of the disease process of type 1 diabetes in predisposed children, shows a large international study. However, these results do not exclude the possibility that the early dietary modification may affect the latter phase in the disease process and so prevent the actual illness.Infant nutrition and development of type 1 diabetes - Read more

Engineers design systems to help children with special needs

Photo: Glove with sensors [11/06/2014] A group of Kansas State University engineers and students have developed technology to improve the health and quality of life for children with severe developmental disabilities.Engineers design systems to help children with special needs - Read more

Breastfeeding initiation and success is impacted by diabetes status of mother

Photo: Mother breastfeeds her child [02/06/2014] Women diagnosed with diabetes before or during pregnancy are less likely to initiate and continue breastfeeding their newborns than women without diabetes, a new study suggests. Breastfeeding initiation and success is impacted by diabetes status of mother - Read more

 
 

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