STUDY: The Family Dog Could Help Boost Physical Activity For Kids With Disabilities

BY MICHELLE KLAMPE Researchers designed an adapted physical activity, animal-assisted intervention where the family dog would serve as a partner with the child in physical activities designed to help improve overall physical activity, motor skills and quality of life. The family dog could serve as a partner and ally in efforts to help children with disabilities incorporate more physical activity into their daily lives, a new study from Oregon State University indicates. In a case […]


Perceptions of Self

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE & DENTISTRY BY H. BARRY WALDMAN DDS, MPH, PHD, STEVEN P. PERLMAN DDS, MSCD, DHL (HON) AND MATTHEW COOKE, DDS, MD, MPH “Prior to the twentieth century, social attitudes reflected the view that persons with disabilities were unhealthy, defective and deviant. For centuries, society as a whole treated these people as objects of fear and pity. The prevailing attitude was that such individuals were incapable of participating in or contributing […]


Protect Your Kids From The Dreaded Lyme Disease This Summer

GENETIC ALLIANCE BY CLAIRE MENA Whether playing around in the background or going on outdoor outings, don’t forget to keep an eye out for ticks! As the school year comes to an end and summer activities quickly approach, each family will have their own plans for their kids for the next few months. Whether it is summer camp, outdoor activities, or recreational sports, children will have the time to grow and develop, and most important, […]


Take Advantage of Summer

THE FITNESS PRIORITY BY KRISTIN MCNEALUS, PT, DPT If you have a gait trainer, the museum floors are flat and hard, and may be a great place to use the device! Summer is a great time to get outside and do more activities! The weather is warm, the days are long, and many children have more time off from school. Time can be spent learning and doing things that may not be opportunities offered in […]