Author Archives: Heidi

Animal Model: High-Fat Diet in Pregnancy Can Cause Mental Health Problems in Offspring

[Source: Science Daily] A high-fat diet not only creates health problems for expectant mothers, but new research in an animal model suggests it alters the development of the brain and endocrine system of their offspring and has a long-term impact … Continue reading


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Sequencing Mini-Book with Emotion Words

[Source:  Activity Tailor] Sequencing is one of those skills that we take for granted—of course you need to put toothpaste on the toothbrush before you brush your teeth—but most of our little ones need explicit instruction to fully comprehend the … Continue reading


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Autism Drama Set To Debut On ABC

[Source:  Disability Scoop] A new prime-time drama with a lead character on the spectrum will premiere this fall. ABC said this week that it will debut “The Good Doctor” on Sept. 25 at 10 p.m. ET. The hourlong show stars … Continue reading


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Autism Severity Detected with Brain Activity Test

[Source:  Medical X-Press] UCLA researchers have discovered that children with autism have a tell-tale difference on brain tests compared with other children. Specifically, the researchers found that the lower a child’s peak alpha frequency—a number reflecting the frequency of certain … Continue reading


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Literacy Corner: Why Everyone Benefits from Including Students with Autism in Literacy Classrooms

[Source:  Reading Rockets] Belle Gardner (not her real name) is the principal of a Maine elementary school enrolling about 240 students. During 2007–2008, 8 of those students had autism spectrum labels—nearly four times as many as would be predicted by … Continue reading


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