Author Archives: Heidi

Rett Syndrome Treatment May Lie in Targeting ‘Long Genes’

[Source: Medical News Today] A new study suggests targeting long genes could be a new treatment avenue for the devastating childhood disorder Rett Syndrome. The authors found that lack of the MeCP2 protein that is the hallmark of the disease … Continue reading


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Study Finds 17% of College Students Misuse ADHD Drugs

[Source: Medical News Today] At college, students can come under a lot of pressure to achieve good results, but, unfortunately, a large number may be resorting to risky methods to deal with expectations. A recent literature review reports that 1 … Continue reading


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Avoid ‘Overvaluing’ Your Child to Prevent Narcissism

[Source:  Medical News Today] If you want to avoid having narcissistic children, do not “overvalue” them. That is the take-home message of a new study from researchers at The Ohio State University in Columbus and the University of Amsterdam in … Continue reading


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Hot Job! Contract Pediatric Outpatient Occupational Therapist Assistant – Ozark, AL

Now hiring a contract COTA for a temporary position in South Alabama.  This is a fabulous opportunity to work in a variety of settings: Clinic, Early Intervention, and School.  Learn more about our spacious facility and providing quality pediatric care … Continue reading


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Pediatric Therapy Corner: April Fool’s Day!

Editor’s Note:  April Fool’s Day can be annoying for educators, but it can facilitate lively classroom discussion.  Here are some ideas from Edutopia!  [Source:  Edutopia] April Fool’s Day has a long and illustrious history of pranks both large and small … Continue reading


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