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Children's health

Scholarly Publications

China's Invisible Crisis: Cognitive Delays among Rural Toddlers and the Absence of Modern Parenting

June 2018

This article explores the problem of cognitive delays among toddlers in rural China and the role of their caregivers in producing low levels of cognition (i.e., low IQ).

Prevalence and risk factors for Taenia solium cysticercosis in school-aged children: A school based study in western Sichuan, People’s Republic of China

May 2018

The effect of a micronutrient powder home fortification program on anemia and cognitive outcomes among young children in rural China: a cluster randomized trial

May 2018

News

Reducing tapeworm infection could improve academic performance, reduce poverty, Stanford research suggests

May 2018

This is an excerpt of the the article, which was first published in Stanford News.

One in three Chinese children faces an education apocalypse.

September 2017

Science Magazine writes about REAP's work on early childhood development in rural China.

Stanford researchers partner with local government to bring vision care to rural China

December 2015

One simple action—placing eyeglasses on a nearsighted child’s face—can help that child to learn almost twice as much in a single school year.

Projects

Vision Care Training Materials

  During our Seeing Is Learning Program, we have used a number of instructional materials to inform children, caregivers, and teachers about vision problems and the importance of seeking vision...
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Role of Teachers in Boosting Eyeglasses Wear

Teachers are often the crucial link Overcoming children’s hesitancy to wear glasses is a major challenge in moving forward toward a national vision care plan.
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What About Eye Exercises?

   A common misconception among parents, teachers, and school administrators is that eye exercises (yan bao jian cao) protect vision and slow the progression of myopia.
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Multimedia

Nourishing the Future: Nutrition for China's Rural Babies

July 2014

Learn how the REAP team tested the cognitive and motor development of 2,000 rural Chinese babies.

Dreams to Fulfill

July 2014

Why does REAP focus on education? Behind the empiricism that characterizes REAP's work are hopes and dreams that deserve to be fulfilled.

Anemia: Rural China's Invisible Epidemic

July 2014

REAP is dedicated to understanding and addressing the problem of iron deficiency and anemia in rural China: its consequences for health and education, and practical solutions for families and schools. 

People

Grant Miller Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)