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Exploring the facilitation of young children with disabilities in research about their early intervention service
(SAGE Publications, 2016-04-11)
While participatory research approaches are being developed and applied within speech and language therapy practice it is not clear that all children are afforded the opportunity to participate in such activities. ...
MARIO: Managing active and healthy aging with use of caRing servIce rObots.
The MARIO project addresses the difficult challenges of loneliness, isolation and dementia in older persons through innovative and multi-faceted inventions delivered by service robots.
Addressing the long term impacts of aphasia: How far does the Conversation Partner Programme go?
(Taylor & Francis, 2015-02-06)
Approximately 176,000 new individuals in the United Kingdom and Ireland are diagnosed with stroke annually with up to one third experiencing aphasia. Qualitative research methods are increasingly used to capture the ...
So what have the Roman's researchers ever done for us - MARIO
(NUI Galway, 2015-11-19)
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The perceptions of people with dementia on robot companions and their potential to reduce loneliness and isolation
Introduction & background: Many people with dementia experience social exclusion, loneliness and isolation which contribute to further cognitive decline. The use of ICT solutions to combat isolation and loneliness in people ...
Labels, identity and narratives in children with primary speech and language impairments.
(Informa Healthcare, 2016-09-15)
There has been debate about labels in relation to speech and language impairments. However, children's views are missing from this debate, which is risky considering that labels with negative associations may result in ...
Maternal deprivation is associated with sex-dependent alterations in nociceptive behavior and neuroinflammatory mediators in the rat following peripheral nerve injury
Early-life stress is associated with an increased risk of developing affective disorders and chronic pain conditions. This study examined the effect of maternal deprivation (MD) on nociceptive responding prior to and ...
Altered neuropathic pain behaviour in a rat model of depression is associated with changes in inflammatory gene expression in the amygdala
The association between chronic pain and depression is widely recognized, the comorbidity of which leads to a heavier disease burden, increased disability and poor treatment response. This study examined nociceptive ...
Implementing an ethical approach to big data analytics in assistive robotics for elderly with dementia.
(Association for Computing Machinery, 2015-09)
In this paper, we analyse the ethical relevance of emerging informational aspects in robotics for the area of care robotics. We identify specific informational characteristics of contemporary and emerging robots, especially ...
Psychosocial interventions for problem alcohol use in illicit drug users
Background Problem alcohol use is common among illicit drug users and is associated with adverse health outcomes. It is also an important factor in poor prognosis among drug users with hepatitis C virus (HCV) as it ...