Author Archives: Heidi

For School Psychologists: A Bully Speaks Up

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Large Twin Study Suggests That Language Delay Due More to Nature than Nurture

[Source: Science Daily] A study of 473 sets of twins followed since birth found that compared to single-born children, 47 percent of 24-month-old identical twins had language delay compared to 31 percent of non-identical twins. Overall, twins had twice the … Continue reading


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Effects of Weighted Blanked on Sleep Problems in Children with Autism

[Source: Pediatrics via Your Therapy Source] Pediatrics published research on a randomized phase III trial determining the effectiveness of a weighted-blanket intervention in treating severe sleep problems in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Sixty seven children were randomized into a … Continue reading


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Worth Repeating: More than Prenatal Genetics – The Search for Autism’s Origins

[Source:  Autism Speaks] Guest post by pediatric neurologist Martha Herbert, of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Herbert is the author of The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be. How and when does autism start?  Unfortunately we … Continue reading


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Resources for Best Implementing AAC in the Classroom

[Source:  Portland Language Lab] I’ve had a few teachers, families, and Speech-Language Pathologists ask me recently if I could recommend any quick and accessible resources that describe how to best integrate new AAC devices in primary-level classrooms. I looked around … Continue reading


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