Author Archives: Heidi

Preeclampsia During Pregnancy Raises Autism Risk

[Source: CBS News] As autism rates continue to rise in the U.S., researchers are searching for reasons why. Even though children don’t typically show signs of autism until a few years after birth, some of the most significant risk factors may actually … Continue reading


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Delay Cutting Umbilical Cord Two Minutes for Better Newborn Development

[Source:  Science Daily] A study conducted by University of Granada scientists (from the Physiology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Departments) and from the San Cecilio Clinical Hospital (Granada) has demonstrated that delaying the cutting of the umbilical cord in newborns by two … Continue reading


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Memory Formation in Fragile X Syndrome Strengthened by Multiple, Short Learning Sessions

[Source:  Medical News Today] A learning technique that maximizes the brain’s ability to make and store memories may help overcome cognitive issues seen in fragile X syndrome, a leading form of intellectual disability, according to UC Irvine neurobiologists. Christine Gall, … Continue reading


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Resource of the Week: Speech Book Shelf

Here is a fantastic resource for SLPs, parents and teachers.  Speech Book Shelf is brought to you by the SLPs down under at Busy Bugs Kits.   They have grouped hundreds of well known picture books (like Dear Zoo, the Gruffalo, … Continue reading


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A Promise of Outstanding Occupational Therapy Care

Editor’s Note:  What a wonderful video!  What do you promise to do? [Source: St. Louis University OT Department] As the Class of 2015 Master of Occupational Therapy Students at Saint Louis University complete their coursework and get sent off to … Continue reading


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