Virtual reality (VR) is a new tool that is emerging for rehabilitation that may be applied to all developmental areas. This technology allows individuals to experience and interact with computer-generated environments through their senses, including vision, touch and/or hearing. For children in particular, rehabilitation applications using VR provide opportunities for play that can be enjoyable, challenging and non-threatening.
Caregivers are instrumental in facilitating the growth and happiness of children and adolescents with various types of disabilities. However, this additional responsibility comes with a new set of challenges, requiring extraordinary resilience.
Specific language im-pairment (SLI) has been the focus of extensive research in recent years. SLI research addresses one of the most fundamental questions in language acquisition: the relationship of language and cognition. This newsletter presents the topic alongside emerging evidence, advances in assessment and promising practices.