social-communication-children-asd

Improving social communication skills in children with ASD

Many children with ASD suffer from deficits in social communication and interaction, especially with peers. They participate in fewer social interactions than typically developing children.
helping-children-cope-social-anxiety

Helping children cope with social anxiety

Researchers Colonnesi et al. investigated whether social anxiety in 4 year-olds is related to the level of Theory of Mind, and expressing shyness.
comparing-skin-contact-techniques

Comparing two different skin-to-skin contact techniques

Skin-to-skin contact is essential in developing a feeling of safety, and in creating the bond between parent and child, especially with premature babies. Buil et al. compared two different kangaroo positioning techniques.
video-recording-children-asd-home

Video-recording children with ASD in-home

Anne Kirby and colleagues studied sensory and repetitive behaviors among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 32 children with ASD participated.
children-autism

Become and stay aware about children with autism

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.
measuring-flow

Measuring flow

Real time measurement techniques like FaceReader might be the key to measuring flow in real-time.
let-children-design-their-own-playground

Let children design their own playground

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?
emotion-analysis-decision-making

Emotion analysis can be beneficial to researchers in decision making

David Schindler and colleagues developed a software, µCap (muCap), which is capable of creating a link between video footage and phases of the experiment, suitable for automated analysis in FaceReader.
positive-behavior-support

Positive Behavior Support: Good behavior can be learned

With the observed increase in pediatric obesity in recent years, a child’s family, particularly his parents, may influence eating behavior, diet, and physical activity through their parenting and food choices.
behavior-emotions-older-adults

Behavior and emotions of older adults

Can TV footage motivate older persons to start being more active? Being active can improve the overall health of a person (65+ but of course also 65-!).