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Guelph professor designs program aimed at reducing the risk of toddlers falling

from Guelph Mercury

A University of Guelph professor is trying to make the world a little safer for toddlers. Dr. Barbara Morrongiello says that falls in the home are the No. 1 reason children in Ontario under the age of five end up in the hospital emergency department. Hospitals in Guelph-Wellington-Dufferin area average 72 visits per month alone, she said. The director of the U of G's Child Development Research Unit has researched, tested and implemented a program called ALTER aimed at reducing that number. more


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