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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535411/the-effectiveness-of-the-computerized-visual-perceptual-training-program-on-individuals-with-down-syndrome-an-fmri-study
#1
Yi-Ting Wan, Ching-Sui Chiang, Sharon Chia-Ju Chen, Yee-Pay Wuang
This study investigated the effectiveness of the Computerized Visual Perception Training (CVPT) program on individuals with Down syndrome (DS, mean age=13.17±4.35years, age range: 6.54-20.75 years). All participants have mild intellectual disability classified by the standard IQ measures (mean=61.2, ranges from 55 to 68). Both the Test of Visual Perceptual Skill- Third Edition (TVPS-3) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) were used to evaluate the training outcomes. Results of TVPS-3 and fMRI showed that DS group had visual perceptual deficits and abnormal neural networks related to visual organization...
May 20, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514706/evaluation-of-behavioral-change-after-adenotonsillectomy-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
#2
Emi Murata, Ikuko Mohri, Kumi Kato-Nishimura, Jiro Iimura, Makoto Ogawa, Masaya Tachibana, Yuko Ohno, Masako Taniike
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may affect daily cognitive functioning in children. The aims of our study were two-fold. The first aim was to detect, using the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), whether adenotonsillectomy (AT) for the treatment of OSA improved the behavior of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The second aim was to identify characteristics for behavioral improvement following the treatment of OSA in these children with ASD. METHODS: The behaviors of ASD children aged 5-14 years diagnosed as having OSA (n=30) were evaluated using CBCL before and after AT...
May 14, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499185/prevalence-and-profile-of-neurodevelopment-and-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder-fasd-amongst-australian-aboriginal-children-living-in-remote-communities
#3
James P Fitzpatrick, Jane Latimer, Heather Carmichael Olson, Maureen Carter, June Oscar, Barbara R Lucas, Robyn Doney, Claire Salter, Julianne Try, Genevieve Hawkes, Emily Fitzpatrick, Marmingee Hand, Rochelle E Watkins, Tracey W Tsang, Carol Bower, Manuela L Ferreira, John Boulton, Elizabeth J Elliott
BACKGROUND: Despite multiple risk factors for neurodevelopmental vulnerability, few studies have assessed neurodevelopmental performance of Australian Aboriginal children. An important risk factor for neurodevelopmental vulnerability is prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE), which places children at risk for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). AIMS: This study assesses neurodevelopment outcomes in a population of Australian Aboriginal children with and without PAE...
May 9, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495659/social-inclusion-of-individuals-with-intellectual-disabilities-in-the-military
#4
Shirli Werner, Yael Hochman
BACKGROUND: Despite policies advocating the social inclusion of persons with disabilities in all settings that are a part of everyday life within society, individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) are usually excluded from service in the military. AIMS: This study examined the meaning of service in the military for individuals with ID from the perspective of various stakeholder groups. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted with 31 individuals with ID, 36 relatives, and 28 commanders...
May 7, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486125/can-you-spell-dyslexia-without-sli-comparing-the-cognitive-profiles-of-dyslexia-and-specific-language-impairment-and-their-roles-in-learning
#5
Tracy Packiam Alloway, Furtuna Tewolde, Dakota Skipper, David Hijar
The aim of the present study is to explore whether those with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and dyslexia display distinct or overlapping cognitive profiles with respect to learning outcomes. In particular, we were interested in two key cognitive skills associated with academic performance - working memory and IQ. We recruited three groups of children - those with SLI, those with dyslexia, and a control group. All children were given standardized tests of working memory, IQ (vocabulary and matrix), spelling, and math...
May 6, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460218/validating-the-preschool-and-kindergarten-behavior-scales-2-preschoolers-with-autism-spectrum-disorders
#6
Sofia Major, Maria João Seabra-Santos, Cristina P Albuquerque
Social skills deficits and some behavior problems are a well-established issue in preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, most of the studies available analyze social skills or behavior problems of children with ASD, but not both. The present study intends to compare the social skills and behavior problems of 32 preschoolers with ASD paired with 32 typically developing preschoolers, as evidence of validity of the Portuguese version of the Preschool and Kindergarten Behavior Scales - Second Edition (PKBS-2)...
May 2, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460217/verbal-working-memory-and-reading-abilities-among-students-with-visual-impairment
#7
Vassilios Argyropoulos, Elvira Masoura, Thomai K Tsiakali, Magda Nikolaraizi, Christina Lappa
AIM: This study investigated the relationship between working memory (WM) and reading abilities among students with visual impairment (VI). Seventy-five students with VI (visually impairment and blindness), aged 10-15 years old participated in the study, of whom 44 were visually impaired and 31 were blind. METHODS: The participants' reading ability was assessed with the standardized reading ability battery Test-A (Padeliadu & Antoniou, 2008) and their verbal working memory ability was assessed with the listening recall task from the Working Memory Test Battery for Children (Pickering et al...
April 28, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458049/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-telehealth-parenting-intervention-a-mixed-disability-trial
#8
Sharon Hinton, Jeanie Sheffield, Matthew R Sanders, Kate Sofronoff
BACKGROUND: The quality of parenting a child receives has a major impact on development, wellbeing and future life opportunities. AIMS: This study examined the efficacy of Triple P Online - Disability (TPOL-D) a telehealth intervention for parents of children with a disability. METHODS: Ninety-eight parents and carers of children aged 2-12 years diagnosed with a range of developmental, intellectual and physical disabilities were randomly assigned to either the intervention (51) or treatment-as-usual (47) control group...
April 27, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458048/the-risk-of-injury-in-adults-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-a-nationwide-matched-cohort-population-based-study-in-taiwan
#9
Wu-Chien Chien, Chi-Hsiang Chung, Fu-Huang Lin, Chin-Bin Yeh, San-Yuan Huang, Ru-Band Lu, Hsin-An Chang, Yu-Chen Kao, Wei-Shan Chiang, Yu-Ching Chou, Chang-Huei Tsao, Yung-Fu Wu, Nian-Sheng Tzeng
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the risk of injuries associated with adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), even though several studies have suggested a higher risk of injury in children and adolescents with ADHD. AIMS: To investigate the risk of injury in adults with ADHD. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: We included 665 adults with ADHD from January 1, to December 31, 2000, and 1995 sex-, age- and index day-matched controls without ADHD from the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database (LHID) subset of the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan...
April 27, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433793/what-does-handedness-reveal-about-adhd-an-analysis-based-on-cpt-performance
#10
Eunice N Simões, Ana Lucia Novais Carvalho, Sergio L Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder. Continuous performance Tests (CPTs) aid the diagnosis. Handedness is linked to disabilities. OBJECTIVES: 1-To study the association between handedness and ADHD; 2-To verify the usefulness of the CPT in school settings; 3-To exam the relationship between handedness and CPT performance. METHOD: Each child was classified as right-consistent, left-consistent, or non-consistent...
April 20, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433792/a-pilot-study-examining-a-computer-based-intervention-to-improve-recognition-and-understanding-of-emotions-in-young-children-with-communication-and-social-deficits
#11
Neri L Romero
BACKGROUND: A common social impairment in individuals with ASD is difficulty interpreting and or predicting emotions of others. To date, several interventions targeting teaching emotion recognition and understanding have been utilized both by researchers and practitioners. The results suggest that teaching emotion recognition is possible, but that the results do not generalize to non-instructional contexts. This study sought to replicate earlier findings of a positive impact of teaching emotion recognition using a computer-based intervention and to extend it by testing for generalization on live models in the classroom setting...
April 20, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433791/employment-and-choice-making-for-adults-with-intellectual-disability-autism-and-down-syndrome
#12
Kelsey L Bush, Marc J Tassé
BACKGROUND: Adults with disabilities are employed at a significantly lower rate than adults without disabilities. Of adults with disabilities in the workforce, more individuals work in a facility setting rather than a community setting, despite efforts to improve community inclusion. Choice-making has been proposed as a predictive factor for employment for individuals with disabilities. AIMS: The purpose of this research was to examine the current state of employment for three groups of adults with intellectual disability (ID): individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), individuals with Down syndrome (DS), and individuals with idiopathic ID...
April 20, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432933/-non-symbolic-magnitude-processing-in-children-with-mathematical-difficulties-a-meta-analysis
#13
Christin Schwenk, Delphine Sasanguie, Jörg-Tobias Kuhn, Sophia Kempe, Philipp Doebler, Heinz Holling
Symbolic and non-symbolic magnitude representations, measured by digit or dot comparison tasks, are assumed to underlie the development of arithmetic skills. The comparison distance effect (CDE) has been suggested as a hallmark of the preciseness of mental magnitude representations. It implies that two magnitudes are harder to discriminate when the numerical distance between them is small, and may therefore differ in children with mathematical difficulties (MD), i.e., low mathematical achievement or dyscalculia...
April 19, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432893/optimism-and-benefit-finding-in-parents-of-children-with-developmental-disabilities-the-role-of-positive-reappraisal-and-social-support
#14
Éadaoin Slattery, Jennifer McMahon, Stephen Gallagher
BACKGROUND: Researchers have consistently documented the relationship between optimism and benefit finding; however, there is a dearth of research on the psychological mechanisms mediating their association. AIM: This cross-sectional study sought to elucidate the mediating role of positive reappraisal and social support in the optimism-benefit finding relationship in parents caring for children with developmental disabilities by testing a parallel multiple mediation model...
April 19, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416078/corrigendum-to-caring-for-children-with-intellectual-disabilities-part-1-experience-with-the-population-pain-related-beliefs-and-care-decisions-res-dev-disabil-62-2017-197-208
#15
Lara M Genik, C Meghan McMurtry, Lynn M Breau
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April 13, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412577/describing-heterogeneity-of-unmet-needs-among-adults-with-a-developmental-disability-an-examination-of-the-2012-canadian-survey-on-disability
#16
Jennifer Zwicker, Arezou Zaresani, J C Herb Emery
BACKGROUND: As a signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Canada has committed to protect the rights and dignity of persons with developmental disabilities (DD), which means that labour markets, education, and training opportunities should be inclusive and accessible. PURPOSE: Describe the unmet employment, education and daily needs of adults with DD, with a sub analysis of persons with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and cerebral palsy (CP) in Canada, to inform efficient and equitable policy development...
April 13, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411579/self-injury-and-aggression-in-adults-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-frequency-associated-person-characteristics-and-implications-for-assessment
#17
Lucy Wilde, Kate Eden, Petrus de Vries, Jo Moss, Alice Welham, Chris Oliver
Even though self-injury and aggression are common in tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), understanding of these behaviours in adults with TSC and intellectual disability (ID) is limited. Little is known about their frequency in comparison to other ID-related genetic disorders or their association with other TSC-Associated Neuropsychiatric Disorders (TAND). This study determined the caregiver-reported frequency of self-injury and aggression in adults with TSC plus ID in comparison to Down syndrome (DS) and Angelman syndrome (AS), and assessed demographic and behavioural characteristics associated with the occurrence of each behaviour in TSC...
April 12, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407536/-rare-place-where-i-feel-normal-perceptions-of-a-social-support-conference-among-parents-of-and-people-with-moebius-syndrome
#18
Kathleen R Bogart, Erika Frandrup, Taylor Locke, Hanna Thompson, Natalie Weber, Jacqueline Yates, Nicholas Zike, Amanda R Hemmesch
BACKGROUND: Moebius syndrome is a rare congenital disorder resulting in impaired facial and eye movement. People with rare diseases like Moebius syndrome experience stigma and a lack of specialized information. Support conferences may provide important forms of social support for people with rare disorders. AIMS: To examine reasons for attending, benefits, and limitations of support conferences. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: 50 adults with Moebius syndrome and 57 parents of people with Moebius syndrome completed open-ended items in an online study...
April 10, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407535/exploring-parental-behavior-and-child-interactive-engagement-a-study-on-children-with-a-significant-cognitive-and-motor-developmental-delay
#19
Ines Van Keer, Stephy Colla, Karla Van Leeuwen, Carla Vlaskamp, Eva Ceulemans, Karel Hoppenbrouwers, Annemie Desoete, Bea Maes
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Parenting factors are one of the most striking gaps in the current scientific literature on the development of young children with significant cognitive and motor disabilities. We aim to explore the characteristics of, and the association between, parental behavior and children's interactive engagement within this target group. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Twenty-five parent-child dyads (with children aged 6-59 months) were video-taped during a 15-min unstructured play situation...
April 10, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388504/training-spatial-simultaneous-working-memory-in-individuals-with-down-syndrome
#20
Silvia Lanfranchi, Francesca Pulina, Barbara Carretti, Irene C Mammarella
Recent studies have suggested that the spatial-simultaneous component of working memory (WM), which is involved when stimuli are presented simultaneously, is selectively impaired in individuals with Down syndrome (DS). The main objective of the present study was to examine whether WM performance can be enhanced in individuals with DS by analyzing the immediate and maintenance effects of a training program. For this purpose, 61 individuals with DS were randomly assigned to three groups: one trained on simultaneous components of visuospatial WM; one serving as an active control group, that completed activities on vocabulary; and one serving as a passive control group, that only attended the pre- and post-test and follow-up assessments...
April 4, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
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