Worldwide 1 in 160 children has an ASD (source: WHO)
World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognized day on April 2nd. A good reason to sum up the top 5 best read blog posts about autism of the last year for you.
Observing people
An observation or usability lab allows researchers to observe test participants unobtrusively, in an environment similar to test participant’s natural surroundings.
In home study
Anne Kirby and colleagues studied sensory and repetitive behaviors among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 32 children with ASD participated.
Measuring behavior
Terms such as big data, quantified self, digitized world, sensors, and lifelogging were buzzing through the Radisson Hotel in Dublin, where Measuring Behavior 2016 took place.
A female voice greets me by my name and tells me “You are data. And this data is continuously measured and used, whether you like it or not.”
RAAAF - The end of sitting. Photo by Jan Kempenaers.
If sitting is indeed as harmful as research indicates, shouldn't we look for a non-sitting working space, such as an environment like 'The End of Sitting'?
Mother-child interaction
Autism is a developmental disability that remains with a person for his or her whole life. The World Autism Awareness Day tries to bring awareness to this growing health concern.
Emotional reaction to a traumatic event
Researchers investigated the use of facial expression ratings to assess emotional reactivity among young children directly exposed to the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Playing outside
The impact of playing outside on the social, motor and emotional development of children and their learning ability is immense. What makes the best playground, according to children?
San Diego
Here are five reasons why you really ought to attend the 16th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare. Don’t miss the largest gathering of simulation healthcare professionals.
Learning from direct experiences
Although children can learn a great deal on their own, conversations with parents have a big influence on the content, recall and transfer of what they learn.