Cognitive functioning does not predict weight-loss outcome for adolescents

(Children's National Health System) Young people with cognitive impairments and developmental disabilities, including Down syndrome, have similar weight-loss trajectories to those with typical cognitive function after bariatric surgery, according to a new study in Pediatrics authored by psychologists at Children's National Health System.
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Abstract Estimates of the prevalence of speech and motor speech disorders in persons with complex neurodevelopmental disorders (CND) can inform research in the biobehavioural origins and treatment of CND. The goal of this research was to use measures and analytics in a diagnostic classification system to estimate the prevalence of speech and motor speech disorders in convenience samples of speakers with one of eight types of CND. Audio-recorded conversational speech samples from 346 participants with one of eight types of CND were obtained from a database of participants recruited for genetic and behavioural studi...
Source: Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Clin Linguist Phon Source Type: research
Abstract Genes and environmental stimuli cooperate in the regulation of brain development and formation of the adult neuronal architecture. Genetic alterations or exposure to perturbing environmental conditions, therefore, can lead to altered neural processes associated with neurodevelopmental disorders and brain disabilities. In this context, environmental enrichment emerged as a promising and noninvasive experimental treatment for favoring recovery of cognitive and sensory functions in different neurodevelopmental disorders. The aim of this review is to depict, mainly through the much explicative examples of amb...
Source: Neural Plasticity - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neural Plast Source Type: research
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,Volume 124, Issue 4, Page 293-308, July 2019.
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American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,Volume 124, Issue 4, Page 324-338, July 2019.
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American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,Volume 124, Issue 4, Page 354-373, July 2019.
Source: American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Authors: Source Type: research
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,Volume 124, Issue 4, Page 293-308, July 2019.
Source: American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Authors: Source Type: research
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,Volume 124, Issue 4, Page 324-338, July 2019.
Source: American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Authors: Source Type: research
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,Volume 124, Issue 4, Page 354-373, July 2019.
Source: American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Authors: Source Type: research
(Natural News) The latest perverse fetish of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and pedophile (LGBTQP) cult is to prey on young children with mental disabilities, including little ones with Down syndrome or autism, and exploit them as transgender drag queens for sexual entertainment. During a recent episode of “The Alex Jones Show,” InfoWars host...
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Changes in Body Composition and Physical Fitness in Adolescents with Down Syndrome: The UP&DOWN Longitudinal Study. Child Obes. 2019 Jun 06;: Authors: Suarez-Villadat B, Veiga OL, Villagra A, Izquierdo-Gomez R, UP&DOWN Study Group Abstract Background: Adolescents with Down syndrome (DS) demonstrate higher values of body composition and lower levels of physical fitness when compared with their peers with typically developing (TD) or their peers with intellectual disability but without DS. Objective: To examine, during a 2-year period, changes in indicators of body composition and physical fitness co...
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