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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156389/assessing-working-memory-in-children-with-adhd-minor-administration-and-scoring-changes-may-improve-digit-span-backward-s-construct-validity
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Erica L Wells, Michael J Kofler, Elia F Soto, Hillary S Schaefer, Dustin E Sarver
BACKGROUND: Pediatric ADHD is associated with impairments in working memory, but these deficits often go undetected when using clinic-based tests such as digit span backward. AIMS: The current study pilot-tested minor administration/scoring modifications to improve digit span backward's construct and predictive validities in a well-characterized sample of children with ADHD. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: WISC-IV digit span was modified to administer all trials (i...
November 17, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156388/the-relationship-of-parental-expressed-emotion-to-co-occurring-psychopathology-in-individuals-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-systematic-review
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Marina Romero-Gonzalez, Susie Chandler, Emily Simonoff
Expressed emotion is a construct of the affective relationship between two people, with domains measuring criticism, hostility, warmth, relationship and emotional over-involvement. This review focuses on studies of Expressed Emotion in families of individuals with autism spectrum disorder and its association with co-occurring psychiatric disorders. A systematic search used the Psych-Info and Medline databases to identify articles available at or before September 2016. Eleven studies met the inclusion criteria...
November 17, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145013/parenting-and-family-adjustment-scales-pafas-validation-of-a-brief-parent-report-measure-for-use-with-families-who-have-a-child-with-a-developmental-disability
#3
Trevor G Mazzucchelli, Julie Hodges, Robert T Kane, Kate Sofronoff, Matthew R Sanders, Stewart Einfeld, Bruce Tonge, Kylie M Gray
BACKGROUND: Children with a developmental disability are three to four times more likely than their typically developing peers of developing significant emotional and behavioural problems. There is strong evidence to suggest that individual biological and psychological factors interact with family functioning to precipitate and perpetuate these problems. AIMS: This study examined the psychometric properties of a brief measure, the Parent and Family Adjustment Scales (PAFAS) for use with parents of children with a developmental disability...
November 13, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132079/absence-of-delay-in-spontaneous-use-of-gestures-in-spoken-narratives-among-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders
#4
Miranda Kit-Yi Wong, Wing-Chee So
BACKGROUND: Gestures are spontaneous hand movements produced when speaking. Despite gestures being of communicative significance, little is known about the gestural production in spoken narratives in six- to 12-year-old children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). AIMS: The present study examined whether six- to 12-year-old children with ASD have a delay in gestural production in a spoken narrative task, in comparison to their typically-developing (TD) peers. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Six- to-12-year-old children with ASD (N=14) and their age- and IQ-matched TD peers (N=12) narrated a story, which could elicit spontaneous speech and gestures...
November 10, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128783/differences-in-self-advocacy-among-hard-of-hearing-and-typical-hearing-students
#5
Rinat Michael, Haya Maroon Zidan
BACKGROUND: Self-advocacy is considered a protective factor of psychosocial and academic problems among students with special needs. AIMS: To asses self-advocacy among students with hearing loss and compare it to that of typical hearing students. METHODS AND PROCEDURE: The current study examined 27 hard of hearing (hh) students and 27 typical hearing students, all studying in mainstream classes. They completed the Hope Scale, a self-esteem scale, a self-efficacy scale, and a measure of self-advocacy statements...
November 9, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128782/evaluation-of-the-triple-code-model-of-numerical-processing-reviewing-past-neuroimaging-and-clinical-findings
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REVIEW
Julia Siemann, Franz Petermann
This review reconciles past findings on numerical processing with key assumptions of the most predominant model of arithmetic in the literature, the Triple Code Model (TCM). This is implemented by reporting diverse findings in the literature ranging from behavioral studies on basic arithmetic operations over neuroimaging studies on numerical processing to developmental studies concerned with arithmetic acquisition, with a special focus on developmental dyscalculia (DD). We evaluate whether these studies corroborate the model and discuss possible reasons for contradictory findings...
November 8, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121517/suicide-risk-reduction-in-youths-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-prescribed-methylphenidate-a-taiwan-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
#7
Sophie Hsin-Yi Liang, Yao-Hsu Yang, Ting-Yu Kuo, Yin-To Liao, Tzu-Chin Lin, Yena Lee, Roger S McIntyre, Brent A Kelsen, Tsu-Nai Wang, Vincent Chin-Hung Chen
BACKGROUND: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) youths have increased suicide risk. Nevertheless, the beneficial effects of methylphenidate (MPH) on suicide attempt have received relatively little attention. AIMS: To investigate the MPH usage and the risk of suicide attempt among ADHD youths. METHODS: We identified 84,898 youths less than 18 years old with ADHD diagnosis between 1997 and 2013 from National Health Insurance, and examined whether MPH use affected suicide attempt risk using Cox proportional-hazards models...
November 6, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121516/comparing-motor-performance-praxis-coordination-and-interpersonal-synchrony-between-children-with-and-without-autism-spectrum-disorder-asd
#8
Maninderjit Kaur, Sudha M Srinivasan, Anjana N Bhat
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have basic motor impairments in balance, gait, and coordination as well as autism-specific impairments in praxis/motor planning and interpersonal synchrony. Majority of the current literature focuses on isolated motor behaviors or domains. Additionally, the relationship between cognition, symptom severity, and motor performance in ASD is unclear. We used a comprehensive set of measures to compare gross and fine motor, praxis/imitation, motor coordination, and interpersonal synchrony skills across three groups of children between 5 and 12 years of age: children with ASD with high IQ (HASD), children with ASD with low IQ (LASD), and typically developing (TD) children...
November 6, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113755/early-developmental-trajectories-of-preterm-infants
#9
Maya Yaari, David Mankuta, Ayelet Harel-Gadassi, Edwa Friedlander, Benjamin Bar-Oz, Smadar Eventov-Friedman, Nimrod Maniv, David Zucker, Nurit Yirmiya
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Preterm infants are at risk for neuro-developmental impairments and atypical developmental trajectories. The aims of this study were to delineate early developmental trajectories of preterm and full-term infants. METHODS: The cognitive, language, and motor development of 149 infants - 19 extremely preterm (EPT), 34 very preterm (VPT), 57 moderately preterm (MPT), and 39 full-term (FT) - was evaluated using Mullen Scales at 1, 4, 8, 12, and 18 months...
November 4, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107852/feasibility-and-validity-of-a-tool-for-identification-of-people-with-intellectual-disabilities-in-need-of-palliative-care-palli
#10
C Vrijmoeth, C M Groot, M G M Christians, W J J Assendelft, D A M Festen, C C D van der Rijt, H M J van Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk, K C P Vissers, M A Echteld
BACKGROUND: There is a need for a specific tool that supports healthcare professionals in timely identifying people with intellectual disabilities (ID) in need of palliative care. Therefore, we developed PALLI: a tool for screening deteriorating health, indicative of a limited life expectancy. AIMS: We evaluated feasibility, construct validity and predictive validity of PALLI. METHODS: 190 people with ID likely to be in need of palliative care were included...
November 3, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107851/are-wisc-iq-scores-in-children-with-mathematical-learning-disabilities-underestimated-the-influence-of-a-specialized-intervention-on-test-performance
#11
Katharina Lambert, Birgit Spinath
BACKGROUND: Intelligence measures play a pivotal role in the diagnosis of mathematical learning disabilities (MLD). Probably as a result of math-related material in IQ tests, children with MLD often display reduced IQ scores. However, it remains unclear whether the effects of math remediation extend to IQ scores. AIMS: The present study investigated the impact of a special remediation program compared to a control group receiving private tutoring (PT) on the WISC IQ scores of children with MLD...
October 28, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107176/the-effects-of-multi-component-weight-management-interventions-on-weight-loss-in-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities-and-obesity-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Leanne Harris, Craig Melville, Heather Murray, Catherine Hankey
BACKGROUND: Adults with intellectual disabilities have been shown to experience higher rates of obesity in comparison to the general population. AIM: To examine the effectiveness of randomised controlled trials of multi-component weight management interventions for adults with intellectual disabilities and overweight/obesity. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: A systematic search of six electronic databases was conducted from database inception to January 2016...
October 27, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102384/increased-stool-immunoglobulin-a-level-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders
#13
Jiaxiu Zhou, Fusheng He, Feng Yang, Zheng Yang, Yingjun Xie, Shaoming Zhou, Jingwen Liang, Ruihuan Xu, Yan Wang, Hailiang Guo, Wenhao Zhou, Mingbang Wang
BACKGROUND: There are currently no effective treatments for the core symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). However, alleviating gastrointestinal (GI) problems, which are prevalent in ASD patients, can significantly improve the core symptoms of autism. Previous studies have associated GI disorders in ASD patients with abnormal gut microbiota, although few disease-related microorganisms have been identified. Considering that the gut microbiome affects the intestinal immune system and the patient's behavior, and that immunoglobulin A (IgA) is the main antibody secreted by intestinal immune cells, we investigated stool IgA content as a means of understanding the gut immune status of ASD patients...
October 25, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080484/mental-rotation-ability-and-everyday-life-spatial-activities-in-individuals-with-down-syndrome
#14
Chiara Meneghetti, Enrico Toffalini, Barbara Carretti, Silvia Lanfranchi
Although certain visuospatial abilities, such as mental rotation, are crucially important in everyday activities, they have been little explored in individuals with Down syndrome (DS). This study investigates: i) mental rotation ability in individuals with DS; and ii) its relation to cognitive abilities and to everyday spatial activities. Forty-eight individuals with DS and 48 typically-developing (TD) children, matched on measures of vocabulary and fluid intelligence, were compared on their performance in a rotation task that involved detecting which of two figures would fit into a hole if rotated (five angles of rotation were considered: 0°, 45°, 90°, 135°, 180°)...
October 25, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080483/implementation-and-evaluation-of-health-passport-communication-tools-in-emergency-departments
#15
Marina Heifetz, Yona Lunsky
BACKGROUND: People with IDD (intellectual or developmental disabilities) and their families consistently report dissatisfaction with their emergency department experience. Clear care plans and communication tools may not only improve the quality of patient care, but also can prevent unnecessary visits and reduce the likelihood of return visits. AIMS: To evaluate communication tools to be used by people with IDD in psychiatric and general emergency departments in three different regions of Ontario...
October 25, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080482/the-impact-of-developmental-coordination-disorder-on-educational-achievement-in-secondary-school
#16
Ian Harrowell, Linda Hollén, Raghu Lingam, Alan Emond
BACKGROUND: Developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is a common developmental disorder but its long term impact on health and education are poorly understood. AIM: To assess the impact of DCD diagnosed at 7 years, and co-occurring developmental difficulties, on educational achievement at 16 years. METHODS: A prospective cohort study using data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC). National General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) exam results and Special Educational Needs provision were compared for adolescents with DCD (n=284) and controls (n=5425)...
October 25, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078104/modeling-individual-variation-in-early-literacy-skills-in-kindergarten-children-with-intellectual-disabilities
#17
Arjan van Tilborg, Eliane Segers, Hans van Balkom, Ludo Verhoeven
In the present study, we investigated (i) to what extent the early literacy skills (phonological awareness, letter knowledge, and word decoding) along with cognitive (nonverbal reasoning, attention, phonological short-term memory, sequential memory, executive functioning) and linguistic (auditory discrimination, rapid naming, articulation, vocabulary) precursor measures of 53 six-year old children with intellectual disabilities (ID) differ from a group of 74 peers with normal language acquisition (NLA) and (ii) whether the individual variation of early literacy skills in the two groups to the same extent can be explained from the precursor measures...
October 24, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073489/procedural-memory-and-speed-of-grammatical-processing-comparison-between-typically-developing-children-and-language-impaired-children
#18
Gillian M Clark, Jarrad A G Lum
BACKGROUND: Procedural memory has been proposed to underlie the acquisition of a range of skills including grammar, reading, and motor skills. In developmental language disorder (DLD) it has been suggested that procedural memory problems lead to the difficulties with grammar in this group. AIMS: This study aimed to extend previous research by exploring associations between procedural memory and a range of cognitive skills, in children with and without language impairments...
October 23, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055242/the-efficacy-of-two-activity-based-interventions-in-adolescents-with-developmental-coordination-disorder
#19
Emmanuel Bonney, Gillian Ferguson, Bouwien Smits-Engelsman
BACKGROUND: Adolescents with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) usually experience psychomotor difficulties that affect their participation in everyday tasks and sports. Without effective intervention, adolescents show persistent motor deficits through adulthood. It is therefore critical to develop interventions to address the specific needs of this population. Studies evaluating the impact of motor interventions among adolescents with DCD are limited. AIM: The study evaluated the efficacy of two activity-based motor interventions in female adolescents with DCD...
October 18, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055241/comparing-parent-and-child-reports-of-health-related-quality-of-life-and-their-relationship-with-leisure-participation-in-children-and-adolescents-with-cerebral-palsy
#20
Egmar Longo, Marta Badia, M Begoña Orgaz, María Gómez-Vela
The aim of this study was to examine the level of agreement between reports of health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) obtained from children and adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP) and their parents. We also examined the relationships between child and parent perception of the different domains of HR-QoL and participation dimensions. Sixty-nine children and adolescents with CP and their parents separately completed parallel forms of the KIDSCREEN questionnaire. The Spanish version of the Children's Assessment of Participation and Enjoyment (CAPE) was completed by the child/adolescent...
October 17, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
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