Children and Youth

Project TEAM increases youth's ability to change the environment

By Jessica Kramer, PhD
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Obese youth with and without Prader-Willi Syndrome need more physical activity

Castner
Diobel Castner, M.S.
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Physical activity promotion/obesity prevention efforts for children with SHCN are inadequate

By Juhee Kim, MS, Sc.D.
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Autism spectrum disorder more common among children with vision impairment and hearing loss

By Kim Van Naarden Braun, PhD
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Plate model helps students with ID eat healthier

By Eva Flygare Wallén
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Park-based afterschool program improves cardiovascular health and physical fitness in children with disabilities

By Sarah Messiah, PhD, MPH
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Adolescents with ID have poor sexual knowledge

By Andrew Jahoda, PhD
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Special health care needs and poor health status impact children’s school functioning

By: Cynthia Reuben
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It is important to engage young people with autism in research interviews

By: Caitlin Harrington Read More...

Latino children with autism spectrum disorders diagnosed later, fewer treatment services

By: Sandra Magaña, MSW, PhD
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Health U.: A Nutrition Curriculum for Teenagers with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

By Linda Bandini, PhD, RD, Carol Curtin, MSW, Richard Fleming, PhD, Melissa Maslin, MEd, and Renee Scampini, MS, RD Read More...

Young adults with ID less likely to go to a dentist

By Kim Van Naarden Braun, PhD
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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People with DD need motivation to wash their hands

By Christopher Walmsley
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Direct-service providers should be involved in planning and implementation of physical activities

By James Luiselli, EdD, ABPP, BCBA-D
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Leisure participation among people with DD is affected by environmental factors

By Marta Badia, PhD
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Taekwondo training improves knee muscle strength in children

By Shirley S.M. Fong, RPT, B.Sc. Physio., Prof. Dip. Acup., M.Sc., Ph.D.
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School physical activity and nutrition program improves health

By Eva Flygare Wallén
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Health care providers may need better training in how to work with Latino and Black families of children with autism and DD

By Sandra Magana, MSW, PhD
and
Susan Parish, PhD, MSW
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Latino children with autism/DD need quality health care

By Susan Parish, PhD, MSW
and
Sandra Magana, MSW, PhD
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BMI may overestimate body fatness in youth with Down syndrome

By Linda Bandini, PhD
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Hippotherapy improves balance in youth with ID

By Paraskevi Giagazoglou
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Integrated sports are good for everyone

By Marie Grandisson, PhDc,
Sylvie Tétreault, PhD
and
Andrew Freeman, PhD
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One quarter of Korean children with ID are overweight or obese

By Hynju Park
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Few mothers talk about sexuality with their child with ID

By Andrew Jahoda, PhD
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North American children with ID have higher rates of obesity compared to the rest of the world

By Meghann Lloyd, PhD
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Peer-guided exercise program encourages exercise participation of youth with ID

By Heidi I. Stanish and Viviene A. Temple
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Youth with Down syndrome do not get enough physical activity

By Phil Esposito, PhD
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