Motor Skills

Speech and Language Disorders in Children: Implications for the Social Security Administration’s Supplemental Security Income Program

Over the past several decades, the number of children receiving SSI has risen overall, and the number receiving SSI on the basis of speech and language disorders has increased as well. The Social Security Administration requested that the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convene a committee to identify trends in the prevalence of speech and language disorders among U.S. children and to compare those trends to changes observed in the population of children who receive SSI. The resulting ...

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Bullying of Disabled and Non-Disabled High School Students

Students with disabilities are considered to be at greater risk for bullying than students without disabilities. The WestEd Justice & Prevention Research Center collaborated with staff across WestEd to analyze data from Maine’s statewide Integrated Youth Survey to examine risk rates for these student populations.

As expected, students with disabilities had substantially higher rates of bullying victimization compared to students without disabilities. WestEd researchers Sarah Guckenburg, Susan Hayes, Anthony Petrosino, and Thomas Hanson, and consultant Alexis Stern ...

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Benefits Of Sports To A Child’s Mind And Heart All Part Of The Game

In a recent study that’s not yet published, Driska and his colleagues looked at an intense two-week wrestling camp, measuring feelings and attitudes of 89 teens before the camp experience and after.

As expected, the players’ confidence increased — it was a tough camp to get through, Driska says. But what surprised him, he says, was how much feelings of hopefulness among the young people also increased.

 

Benefits Of Sports To A Child’s Mind And Heart All Part Of The Game

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Children With Aspergers Signs and Symptoms

Every child with Asperger’s Syndrome is unique.  In fact, the severity of symptoms varies so much that Aspergers has been called a spectrum.  Think of a rainbow, and you will get a good idea of hos this works.  These children with a similar diagnosis of AS may have different phrases used to explain them such as low-functioning, or high-functioning, as well as autistic tendencies, and pervasive developmental problem. Children who are diagnosed as having high-functioning autism often share the same ...

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Undocumented Parents and Children’s Outcomes | Foundation for Child Development

The Role of Public Policies and Community-Based Organizations in the Developmental Consequences of Parent Undocumented Status: 

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