Tag: children

Select cognitive exercises help children improve math skills

May 21, 2021

Visual memory and reasoning tasks helped children improve their math skills more than spatial rotation exercises, according to a recent study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The findings highlight that the type of training matters when it comes to math, over overall academic performance – “[…] cognitive training transfers to an ability that […]

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Allowing children a little more freedom during pandemic beneficial to child and parent

February 1, 2021

Autonomy-based parenting “is positively associated both with better child well-being,” said researchers from the German Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education (DIPF) in Frankfurt am Main. Additionally, although this parenting technique requires care and energy to maintain, it also reduces stress and provides something of a recharging effect for parents. Lacking normal child […]

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Health development of young children significantly affected by poverty

October 12, 2020

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have found that disparities arising from poverty can affect the health of children from as young as 5 years old. The researchers used the Early Development Instrument (EDI), a measure of children’s physical, social, emotional and language development in 98 school districts across the US to […]

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UK to trial online therapy for children with chronic fatigue syndrome

November 2, 2016

Up to 2% of children and young people in the UK are affected by chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalopathy (ME). Now, more than 700 of these young people will participate in the largest clinical trial ever undertaken for CFS, the FITNET-NHS (Fatigue In Teenagers on the interNET –National Health Service) trial. […]

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