Collaboration offers genetic testing for NC newborns
A new NIH-funded consortium in North Carolina will offer Early Check, a free newborn screening done in partnership with the N.C. State Laboratory of Public Health, UNC, Duke University, and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Sock Monkeys and Fiberglass Cows: One Volunteer’s Commitment ...
After decades crafting sock monkeys for pediatric patients at UNC Hospitals, Nidia Scharlock was honored in November with a ceremony at the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill and the dedication of a cow named Mookie.
Pediatric Audiology receives international honor
A trio of adolescent audiology patients helped herald UNC Pediatric Audiology’s receipt of the Hear the World Foundation’s Richard Seewald Award on Sept. 17. Their unique successes — one a member of his school marching band, another an accomplished dancer, and the third a standout soccer player — illustrate the critical importance of early identification followed by early intervention for children born with hearing loss.
Simple strategies used by parents lead to improvements in one-year-...
Parents using these strategies, known as Adapted Responsive Teaching (ART), reported significant improvements in their child’s sensory responsiveness, communication and socialization.