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Adorable New Gerber Baby with Down Syndrome Is Changing the Game

He’s adorable! He’s outgoing! He loves to laugh! He’s the new Gerber baby – Lucas Warren, a 1-year-old from Georgia who has Down syndrome. The announcement that Lucas won the Gerber photo search contest was made live this week on the Today show, where Lucas appeared with his parents, Jason and Cortney Warren. And all [ More... ]
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Robotic Exoskeleton Shows Promising Results in Children with Cerebral Palsy

A new robotic exoskeleton designed to treat crouch gait (also called flexed knee) in children with cerebral palsy is showing promising results in a study at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center. Researchers from the Center’s Rehabilitation Medicine Department created the robotic exoskeleton, the first of its kind, specifically designed to treat crouch [ More... ]

Play is More Important Than You Think

Play is an essential part of child growth and development. It is one of the central ways in which children learn valuable life skills. Through play, children learn all about how to socialise with others, express their creativity and imagination, and develop their language and cognitive skills. The benefits of playing are wide-ranging. For kids [ More... ]

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