Child Health and Human Development Yearbook 2014


Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health
BISAC: MED069000

Children represent our future and healthy growth and development ought to be the prime concern of any society. President Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), elected as the 29th Vice President in 1920 and succeeded to the Presidency upon the sudden death of Warren G. Harding in 1923. Elected in his own right in 1924 he became the 30th President of the United States until 1929. He was in favor of the civil rights of African Americans, Catholics and in 1924 Coolidge signed the Indian Citizenship Act, which granted full citizenship to all American Indians.

Coolidge’s chronically ill mother died, perhaps from tuberculosis, when he was twelve years old and his sister died at the age of fifteen, when Coolidge was eighteen, which are maybe some of the reasons behind his proclamation for a national Child Health Day in 1928 (in 2014 it is child health day on october 6th, first Monday of october). Today about one in six children between the age 2-19 years is overweight with risk for serious health consequences like asthma, diabetes and heart disease and child health day is therfore also relevant today. In this Yearbook you will find interesting chapters on a broad spectrum relevant for health and human development in our time. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Child Health Day
Joav Merrick


Chapter 1
Unilateral versus Sequential Cochlear Implants: A Mini-Review
Pooja Desai and Dilip R Patel

Chapter 2
Iron Deficiency and Iron Deficiency Anemia in Adolescent Athletes: A Systematic Review
Aditya Dewoolkar, Neil D Patel and Colleen Dodich

Chapter 3
What are the Supportive Care Needs of Parents Caring for a Child Diagnosed with Ectodermal Dysplasia: A Rare Genetic Disorder?
Lemuel Pelentsov, Peter K O’Shaughnessy, Thomas A Laws and Adrian J Esterman

Chapter 4
Parents’ Motivations and Views on Combining Breast Milk and Formula
Cecilia S Obeng and Elena Larson

Chapter 5
A Wii, a Mii, and a New Me? Testing the Effectiveness of Wii Exergames on Children’s Enjoyment, Engagement, and Exertion in Physical Activity
Kim Bissell, Cui Zhang and Charles W Meadows III

Chapter 6
Relationship between Postpartum Depression, Infant Temperament and Childcare Stress in Tirana, Albania
Daniela Meçe

Chapter 7
Evaluating the Cognitive Impacts of School Health in the Philippines
Matthew CH Jukes, Stephanie Simmons Zuilkowski, Amado Parawan and Seunghee Lee

Chapter 8
Overcoming Barriers to Mental Health Services for Foster Children
Bruce D. Friedman, Barbara Reifel, Antanette Reed and Deanna Cloud

Chapter 9
A Worldwide Study on Gender Differences in Chronic Undernutrition of Children
Daniel Schwekendiek

Chapter 10
Hip Pain in a Five Year Old Child: A Case Report
Nilam Patel and Aaron Lane-Davies


Chapter 11
Palestinian Youth and their Families: Paradoxes of Resilience in the Cultural and Sociopolitical Context of, Conflict, Stress and Trauma in the Middle East
Alean Al-Krenawi and Dennis Kimberley

Chapter 12
The case for Using Administrative Data to Examine A Population-based Parenting Intervention
V Susan Dahinten, Rubab G Arim, Anne Guèvremont and Dafna E Kohen

Chapter 13
Identifying Undiagnosed Adults with Rett Syndrome: Procedure and Clinical Implications
Meir Lotan, Cochavit Elefant and Joav Merrick

Chapter 14
The Psychosocial Health Benefits that Adolescent, Early Adult and Adult Skateboarders Derive from Skateboarding
Adam Walker, Myra F Taylor, Nerina Caltabiano and Julie Ann Pooley

Chapter 15
Personal Experiences with Smoking among Nursing Students: A Pilot Focus Group Study
Mary C Gebhardt, Lawrence Bryant, Karis Casseus, Matthew Underwood, Julie M Cessna and Shanta R Dube

Chapter 16
Training Mothers Recovering from Substance Abuse to Identify and Treat their Children’s Illnesses
Lela EA Strong, John R Lutzker, Julie J Jabaley, Jenelle R Shanley, Shannon Self-Brown and Katelyn M Guastaferro

Chapter 17
Self Reported Executive Functioning and Satisfaction for Quality of Life Dimensions in Adults with Multiple Sclerosis
Teresa Maria Sgaramella, Loredana Carrieri, Gianola Stenta, Franca Bortolon, Francesco Perini and Salvatore Soresi

Chapter 18
The Influence of Divorce on the Occupations of Primary School Going Children in the Western Cape, South Africa: The Perspective of the Child and a Relevant Counsellor
Shaheed Soeker

Chapter 19
Prevalence and Correlates for Smoking among Persons Aged 25 Years or Older in Two Rural Districts of Zambia
Olusegun Babaniyi, David Mulenga, Adamson S Muula, Peter Songolo, Mazyanga L Mazaba-Liwewe, Chola Besa, Namaunga Chisompola, Emmanuel Rudatsikira and Seter Siziya

Chapter 20
The Influence of Initial Phoneme Cue Technique on Word Formation: A Case Study of a Child with Apraxia of Speech and Autism
Elad Vashdi


Chapter 21
Health Disparities in South Africa: Breaking the Cycle through Ecological Health Promotion
Michael Rudolph, Nicolette Richard and Florian Kroll

Chapter 22
Community Gardens to Fight Urban Youth Crime and Stabilize Neighborhoods
Art McCabe

Chapter 23
Legal Instruments to Lower the Risk of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV
Alexandra Jurewitz and Colin Crawford

Chapter 24
Indoor Environmental Risk Factors for Pediatric Respiratory Diseases in an Underserved Community in Santiago, Chile
Maria Soledad Matus, Trinidad Sánchez, Javiera Martínez-Gutiérrez, Jaime Cerda, Helia Molina and Patricia M Valenzuela

Chapter 25
Hidden in Plain Sight: Community Knowledge, Attitudes and Action Plans to Remediate Brownfields in a Suburban Community
Sharisse Carter and Martine Hackett

Chapter 26
Pediatric Obesity and Food Access in Durham, North Carolina
Meredith Martz, Rebecca Anthopolos, Mara Geller and Pamela Maxson

Chapter 27
How Does the Socio-Demographic Composition of Schools affect the Prevalence of Children with Mild Intellectual Disability?
Jessica K Knight, Michael R Kramer and Carolyn Drews-Botsch

Chapter 28
Training Head Start Parents in Dialogic Reading to Improve Outcomes for Children
Jacqueline A Towson and Peggy A Gallagher

Chapter 29
Impact of Maternal Health Literacy Training on the Behaviors of Women who have been Homeless
Danielle L Oves

Chapter 30
Finding Hope in Hopeless Environments
Ashley Bennett, David Wood, Ryan Butterfield, Dale F Kraemer and Jeff Goldhagen

Chapter 31
Off the Mat: Piloting a Mindfulness based Curriculum with Adolescents in East Harlem
Maureen Braun, Brenda Levy, Geoffrey Collins and Leora Mogilner

Chapter 32
Project GRANDD Revisited: A Community-Based Service Learning Experience for Nurse Practitioner Students
Melissa A Beaver


Chapter 33
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective on Motor Rehabilitation: The Case for Virtual Reality-Augmented Therapy
Peter H Wilson

Chapter 34
Improving Orientation and Mobility Skills through Virtual Environments for People who are Blind: Past Research and Future Potential
Orly Lahav

Chapter 35
Upper-body Interactive Rehabilitation System for Children with Cerebral Palsy: The Effect of Control/Display Ratios
Takehiko Yamaguchi, Paul Richard, Fabienne Veaux, Mickaël Dinomais and Sylvie N’guyen

Chapter 36
A Collaborative Virtual Environment for Conducting Design Sessions with Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Laura Millen, Sue Cobb, Harshada Patel and Tony Glover

Chapter 37
Mathematical Literacy for Everyone using Arithmetic Games
Lena Pareto

Chapter 38
The Surrey Virtual Reality System for the (Gait) Rehabilitation of Children with Cerebral Palsy: Pilot Perspectives from Young Able-Bodied Adult Users
Mohammad Al-Amri, Daniel Abásolo, SalimGhoussayni and David Ewins

Chapter 39
Assessing Prospective Memory in Young Healthy Adults using Virtual Reality
Julie Gonneaud, Pascale Piolino, Grégory Lecouvey, Sophie Madeleine, Eric Orriols, Philippe Fleury, Francis Eustache and Béatrice Desgranges

Chapter 40
Virtual Reality Learning Software for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: Comparison Between Touchscreen and Mouse Interactions
Emilie Loup-Escande, Olivier Christmann, Romain Damiano, Franck Hernoux and Simon Richir

Chapter 41
Haptic Presentation of 3D objects in Virtual Reality for the Visually Disabled
Marcin Moranski and Andrzej Materka

Chapter 42
Haptics Visualisation of Scientific Data for Visually Impaired Users
Ruth White and William Harwin

Chapter 43
Impact of Simulated Low Vision on Perception and Action
Yasmine Boumenir, Abdelmajid Kadri, Nadège Suire, Corinne Mury and Evelyne Klinger


Chapter 44
About the Editor

Chapter 45
About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Chapter 46
About the book series “Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health”



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