September 2012

See, Hear, Speak
Are Kids’ Senses Ready for School?

Illustration of worried parents watching a young child reading a book.

Early classroom success depends on healthy hearing, vision, speech and language. If a child has problems in these areas, the sooner they’re spotted, the better they can be treated. Read more about hearing, language and vision at school.

Safe Driving for Distracted Teens
Steering in the Right Direction

Illustration of a smiling teen driver with her mother in the passenger seat.

Mile for mile, teens are involved in 3 times as many fatal crashes as more experienced drivers. Why are young drivers so vulnerable to accidents and injuries? And what can we do to reduce their risk? NIH-funded researchers are looking for some answers. Read more about teen driving.

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