Preview: Down Dilemma

Over the past decade, Iceland has virtually eliminated new cases of Down syndrome through widespread use of genetic testing. But some are troubled by a society that can "pick and choose" which children get born. Elaine Quijano went to Iceland to look at the impact for "CBSN: On Assignment."
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Source: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 July 2019Source: NeuropsychologiaAuthor(s): Nir Shalev, Ann Steele, Anna C. Nobre, Annette Karmiloff-Smith, Kim Cornish, Gaia ScerifAbstractImpaired sustained attention is considered an important factor in determining poor functional outcomes across multiple cognitive and behavioural disorders. Sustained attention is compromised for both children with Williams syndrome (WS) and Down's syndrome (DS), but specific difficulties remain poorly understood because of limitations in how sustained attention has been assessed thus far.In the current study, we compared the performance of typicall...
Source: Neuropsychologia - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This article provides an overview of specific, early developmental milestones in communication, cognition (i.e., attention and working memory), motor skills, and sensory-perception (including visual attention) that influence decisions regarding AAC system design for young children. Developmental considerations are also reviewed for young children with Down's syndrome, a group that often benefits from early provision of AAC. Based on developmental theory and milestones, specific recommendations are provided for the design of developmentally sensitive AAC technologies for young children who are beginning communicators. ...
Source: Seminars in Speech and Language - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Semin Speech Lang Source Type: research
Conditions:   Down Syndrome;   Obstructive Sleep Apnea;   Child Interventions:   Diagnostic Test: Video clip assessment;   Diagnostic Test: Polysomnography (sleep study);   Other: Educational webinar Sponsors:   Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario;   The Physicians' Services Incorporated Foundation Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
 In this episode of Inside Schizophrenia, our hosts tackle the topic of early onset – or childhood – schizophrenia. Host Rachel Star discusses her personal experiences with schizophrenia symptoms as an adolescent and Dr. Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich from Harvard Medical School discusses some of the latest research. Listen in now! About Our Guest Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich, MD is Director of the Developmental Neuropsychiatry Clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. He did his undergraduate and medical school at Johns Hopkins, his residency t...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Disorders Inside Schizophrenia Psychiatry Source Type: blogs
(Boston University School of Medicine) Tarik F. Haydar, PhD, professor of anatomy and neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has been awarded a two-year Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
This article provides an overview of specific, early developmental milestones in communication, cognition (i.e., attention and working memory), motor skills, and sensory-perception (including visual attention) that influence decisions regarding AAC system design for young children. Developmental considerations are also reviewed for young children with Down's syndrome, a group that often benefits from early provision of AAC. Based on developmental theory and milestones, specific recommendations are provided for the design of developmentally sensitive AAC technologies for young children who are beginning communicators. [...]...
Source: Seminars in Speech and Language - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
INTRODUCTION: Core stability exercises and treadmill training play a crucial role in physical therapy interventions and have an effect on balance in children with Down Syndrome (DS); however, whether core stability exercises or treadmill training has more ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Abstract Visual scene displays (VSDs) are one type of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) display in which an integrated scene (typically a photograph) presents people engaged in shared activities, with "hotspots" for the concepts embedded within. Most AAC displays are more complex than a single VSD, and also contain a navigation bar. This preliminary study examined visual attention to these more complex AAC displays by participants with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (n = 13), Down syndrome (n = 13), intellectual and developmental disabilities other than Down syn...
Source: Augmentative and Alternative Communication - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Augment Altern Commun Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2019Source: Cancer CellAuthor(s): Maurice Labuhn, Kelly Perkins, Sören Matzk, Leila Varghese, Catherine Garnett, Elli Papaemmanuil, Marlen Metzner, Alison Kennedy, Vyacheslav Amstislavskiy, Thomas Risch, Raj Bhayadia, David Samulowski, David Cruz Hernandez, Bilyana Stoilova, Valentina Iotchkova, Udo Oppermann, Carina Scheer, Kenichi Yoshida, Adrian Schwarzer, Jeffrey TaubSummaryMyeloid leukemia in Down syndrome (ML-DS) clonally evolves from transient abnormal myelopoiesis (TAM), a preleukemic condition in DS newborns. To define mechanisms of leukemic transformation, we combin...
Source: Cancer Cell - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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