Baby Walker Use and Child Development
Melike METE, Gonca KESKINDEMIRCI and Gulbin GOKCAY
Article Type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE | First Published: March 06, 2019
The study was conducted in İstanbul University İstanbul Medical Faculty Social Pediatric Outpatient Clinic. Children aged 18-30 months who used BW for 30 minutes or more a day for at least 1 month constituted the user group (n = 100) and those who never used a BW were in the control group (n = 100). Information was obtained through the personal health record of the unit and by a face-to-face questionnaire applied to the families during their visits to the unit. The Ankara Development Screening...
Looking toward the Future: An Inquiry into the Acceptance of a Hypothetical Laboratory-based Screening Test for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Jane M DeLuca, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, Sara M Sarasua, PhD, MSPH and Luigi Boccuto, MD
Article Type: ORIGINAL RESEARCH | First Published: February 23, 2019
Currently, a clinical diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is determined by behavioral/ observational evaluations performed on children ages 2-5 years. Research suggests that laboratory-based tests for screening or diagnosis of ASD may be available in the future. In this study, we examined attitudes towards the acceptance of a hypothetical laboratory-based screening test for children for ASD. For this study, a survey was developed to capture opinions about a hypothetical ASD laboratory te...
An Exploration of the Roles of Certified Child Life Specialists & Registered Play Therapists in the United States
Julie Lerwick, PhD, LPC, NCC, RPT
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: February 06, 2019
In the United States pediatric hospitals and healthcare organizations are becoming more familiar with the value of Child Life Specialists to partner with children and their families to offer information, preparation, and stress reduction interventions to ease the potential negative emotional impact of a healthcare experience. To that end, Child Life Specialists have a unique role, which is not often understood by other healthcare providers. Historically casually regarded as "the hospital play la...