The Centro Ann Sullivan del Perú (CASP), along with the National Institutes of Health and the University of Kansas will present at press conference a new study to identify early signs of developmental disorders in children.
A thousand children with developmental delays, between 6 and 36 months old, will be evaluated free of charge to identify 250 kids at risk of aberrant behaviors such as:
- Aggressive: hitting, biting other children, threatening other children, etc.
- Self-injure: head hitting, self-biting, scratching self, self-pulling of hair, etc.
- Stereotipy: head rocking, hand flapping, body rocking, etc
These behaviors are the most challenging in children with different abilities such as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, mental retardation among other developmental disorders because they can lead to deterioration in health, prevent them from being included in society, harm children’s learning ability and socialization.
Researchers from the University of Kansas and from the Centro Ann Sullivan will speak with the press about the importance of this study and demonstrate how these evaluations will be carried out.
The press conference will be held on August 24th, at 12am, in the Centro Ann Sullivan del Perú (Calle Petronila Alvarez, No. 180, 5ta Etapa Urb. Pando, San Miguel)