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Children sought for study on how they do everyday things

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Department of Human Development is looking for children to participate in research to advance the understanding of how their cognitive skills help them carry out everyday activities – like making a snack or packing a backpack. Participants will receive a small gift. » More …

Business advising equips autism practice for rapid growth

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

TUKWILA, Wash. – Takanori Koyama’s clinical practice for children with autism spectrum disorder was growing so quickly that in two years his one-person staff burgeoned to 24 and he needed more space. » More …

Grant to help parents guide their college students

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

laura-hillPULLMAN, Wash. – Parenting doesn’t end when children head off to college, though there’s not much advice for what parents should do. With a five-year, nearly $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at Washington State University will look at how parents can best support their college-age offspring. » More …

Jan.25-Feb. 26: Art looks at high-tech and kids

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Detail-of-art-by-Joe-Batt-at-WSU-Tri-Cities-webRICHLAND, Wash. – An exhibit showing the impact of technology on daily life through sculptures of children using various devices will run Monday, Jan. 25, through Feb. 26 in the Consolidated Information Center Art Center, Room 102, at Washington State University Tri-Cities. » More …

WSU researcher receives grant to build family audio database

By Doug Nadvornick, College of Medical Sciences

VanDam-80SPOKANE, Wash. – Computer, speech and cognitive sciences will benefit from audio recordings of children’s communications that will be compiled into a database with funding from a National Science Foundation grant. » More …

REM sleep critical for young brains; medication interferes

By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications

FrankSPOKANE, Wash. – Rapid eye movement or REM sleep actively converts waking experiences into lasting memories and abilities in young brains, reports a new study from Washington State University Spokane. » More …

April 12: Teddy bear surgery clinic part of open house

Stuffed-animal-surgery-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital will hold its teddy bear surgery clinic 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 12. Children can bring their favorite stuffed animals, dress up in surgical clothing and assist veterinary students. » More …

Gates Foundation funds expand trauma intervention


Natalie Turner, assistant director of the Washington State University Area Health Educations Center, leads a workshop for Bemiss Elementary School teachers. Photo courtesy of Jane Stevens, editor ACEsTooHigh.com

 

SPOKANE, Wash. – Children in two Seattle Public Schools elementary schools will soon have a better chance at academic success, thanks to a collaborative effort to expand a successful school-based trauma intervention program.

Public Health – Seattle & King County and the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) of Eastern Washington, a unit of Washington State University Extension, were recently awarded a three-year $651,345 grant by the … » More …

WSU Vancouver exhibits children’s interpretive art

VANCOUVER – Art work made by preschool children in the Child Development Program at WSU Vancouver will be on display in the university library gallery through April 24.

The artwork created by the CDP children, from ages 3 to 5, shows their curiosity and creativity. The children have used both traditional and non-traditional art media in unique ways, always exploring and experimenting as they go. There will be examples of creative art, and art that focuses on fine art, photography, literature and nature. 

The Child Development program serves a diverse group of families. The CDP students are children of WSU Vancouver faculty, staff, students … » More …