Month: August 2015

Can technology give children with learning disabilities a voice?

There’s no doubt that computers, especially laptop computers with innovative technology, have played a major role in accelerating the learning and communication ability of children with disabilities. According to Janice Light, Professor of Communication Sciences at Penn State University in America, “More than 2 million Americans are unable to use speech to communicate, and children …

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Spina Bifida

What is it? Spina Bifida is a neural tube defect involving incomplete development of the brain, spinal cord, and/or their protective coverings. It occurs when the foetus’s spine fails to close properly during the first month of pregnancy. Infants born with Spina Bifida sometimes have an open lesion on their spine where damage to the …

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Did you know? The diagnostic criteria for autism agreed upon by most authorities are: Severe abnormality of reciprocal social relatedness; Severe abnormality of communication development (including language); Restricted, repetitive behaviour and patterns of behaviour, interests, activities and imagination. Various medical professionals and clinicians have noted that children regress into autism after a period of normal …

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