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Youth with autism see sharp decline in physical activity between ages 9-13, OSU study finds

To best help kids with autism maintain healthy rates of physical activity, interventions should be targeted during the ages of 9 to 13, when kids show the biggest drop in active time.

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Dogs synchronize their behavior with children, but not as much as with adults, study finds

There is a growing evidence that dogs can help children in many ways, including with social development, increasing physical activity and managing anxiety.

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OSU parenting experts offer advice for families under quarantine

Early childhood experts offer parenting advice for how to make the best of these challenging times.

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Parents modeling physical activity help kids with developmental disabilities improve motor skills

Parents can make a big difference by modeling and supporting physical activity in daily life, especially with younger children.

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Furry friends find a new role

They’re said to be man’s best friend and now, four-legged friends of families with a developmentally disabled child are being trained to take on a new, important role. Dogs who complete the Do as I Do (DAID) project become imitation trainers for their human children with the goal of improving physical activity and social well-being in the child.

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Enrollment in early intervention services may be influenced by type of administering agency

Children under age 3 who have or are at risk of a developmental disability are eligible for services to improve cognitive, behavioral and physical skills under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA).

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HPHB Public Health Students

CPHHS student recognized for his impact on others

Public Health sophomore Greg Heinonen will be recognized with the prestigious Waldo-Cummings Outstanding Student Award at the 2017 Oregon State University Student Awards Recognition Dinner on May 25.