Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Augmentative/alternative communication systems (AAC) involve the use of personalized methods or devices to supplement a person’s ability to communicate. There are many types and methods of AAC and most individuals use a combination of systems/devices depending on the communication situation. Unaided AAC systems are those that require no additional pieces of equipment. These include manual […]

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ICIDD 2011 – Call for papers

Interested parties are invited to submit a paper abstract to be received not later than 31st May 2011. Proposals should seek to promote a deeper understanding of the conference theme and can include perspectives on: Medical and psychological Educational and training Social inclusion Employment and making a livelihood Policy making Self advocacy All papers will […]

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Iodine Deficiency

(Demo) Iodine deficiency is the single most common cause of preventable mental retardation and brain damage in the world. It also decreases child survival, causes goiters, and impairs growth and development. Iodine deficiency in pregnant women causes miscarriages, stillbirths, and other complications. Children with IDD can grow up stunted, apathetic, mentally retarded, and incapable of […]

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