intellectual disability

Understanding autism traits key to classroom outcomes
Understanding autism traits key to classroom outcomes (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Teacher knowledge of autism-related behaviour is a key factor in successful classroom outcomes. PhD candidate Libby Macdonald from Griffith University and The Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC), said with about 73% of students on the autism ... Read More »

Active video games could improve kids’ development
Active video games could improve kids’ development (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Video games might not be as bad for kids as we think, with new research showing interactive games like the Nintendo Wii can help non-typically developing children improve critical motor skills. The research paper, published in the Journal of Science ... Read More »

Young people with disability- relationships with support workers
Young people with disability- relationships with support workers (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The dynamics of the relationship between young people with disability and their support worker is revealed in a new book launched in Lismore and Sydney by Southern Cross University’s Centre for Children and Young People. ‘Relationships and Recognition: Photos about ... Read More »

Calls for improvement in autism diagnosis
Calls for improvement in autism diagnosis (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Recommendations for diagnosing autism (ASD) are not being followed for all children, with paediatricians reporting they are unable to access the services they need to meet recommended practice, a study by the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute has found. The study ... Read More »

Children with disabilities risk being misdiagnosed
Children with disabilities risk being misdiagnosed (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children with disabilities risk being misdiagnosed in order to receive school funding support, says QUT Associate Professor Linda Graham. The Principal Research Fellow for the Education Faculty’s School of Cultural and Professional studies said in Australia, children with disabilities only ... Read More »

Tablet technology to help children with autism
Tablet technology to help children with autism (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Monash University researchers have developed the world’s first tablet technology designed to assist children with developmental disabilities such as autism and Down Syndrome. The technology aims to help children stay focused, in a bid to facilitate learning and inclusion within ... Read More »

Program helps children with disabilities
Program helps children with disabilities (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parents of children with developmental disabilities can take heart from new research which shows that a University of Queensland program can reduce serious emotional and behavioural problems. A study by US researchers published in the journal Research in Developmental Disabilities ... Read More »

Addressing the mental health needs of children with intellectual disability
Addressing the mental health needs of children with intellectual disability (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Research to improve the wellbeing of children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities or autism, and their families, has been presented at the MIND-IT Research Group conference in Melbourne. The research team, supported by the Monash Warwick Alliance, aims to identify the ... Read More »

Adolescents with disabilities are more likely to have menstrual problems and need tailored care
Adolescents with disabilities are more likely to have menstrual problems and need tailored care (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Menstrual problems among adolescents with learning and physical disabilities are more common compared to the general population and there is no one-size fits all solution when managing the symptoms, says a new review published in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG). ... Read More »

Hospital burden for kids with intellectual disabilities
Hospital burden for kids with intellectual disabilities (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research from the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research has shown that children with an intellectual disability or autism are up to ten times more likely to be admitted to hospital than unaffected children. The research team looked at ... Read More »

 
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