Behind the Lens: Iceland's Down syndrome dilemma

More than 90 percent of Icelanders trace their ancestors back to the Vikings; they're also remarkably unified on the ethical questions posed by genetic testing
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Dyslipidaemia and prediabetes are more common in young patients with Down's syndrome, according to a study published inPediatrics.Medscape
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Children and young adults with Down syndrome (DS) have a greater prevalence of abnormal lipid levels and prediabetes compared to typically-developing youth, for the same amount of body fat, according to a study online today in Pediatrics.Reuters Health Information
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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...
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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
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 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...
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(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).
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Conclusions: Findings suggest that known EF difficulties in DS are already evident at this young age. Children with DS already have limited cognitive reserve and can ill afford additional EF deficit associated with OSA. OSA is amenable to treatment and should be actively treated in these children to promote optimal cognitive development. PMID: 31311334 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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
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