Category Archives: Psych

Pediatric Therapy Corner: 10 Steps for Avoiding Teacher (and School-Based Therapist) Burnout

Editor’s Note:  This article works great if you replace the word “teacher” with “school-based therapy clinician” as well!  Please enjoy! [Source:  Edutopia] “Why did I want to be a teacher?” We all face burnout, sometimes on a daily basis, and … Continue reading

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PediaStaff Job Search Tip of the Week: Is Your Best Face Forward on Facebook?

Would you want a potential employer to see your Facebook page as it stands today? A recent study commissioned by Career Builder, has found that 37 percent of hiring managers use social networking sites to research job applicants, with over … Continue reading

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Link Uncovered Between Down Syndrome and Leukemia

[Source: Medical News Today] Although doctors have long known that people with Down syndrome have a heightened risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) during childhood, they haven’t been able to explain why. Now, a team of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators has … Continue reading

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Prenatal Exposure to SSRIs Associated with Autism and Developmental Delays in Boys

[Source:  Medical News Today] In a study of nearly 1,000 mother-child pairs, researchers from the Bloomberg School of Public health found that prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a frequently prescribed treatment for depression, anxiety and other disorders, was associated with autism spectrum … Continue reading

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School Psychology Corner: A ‘Thank You Letter’ to Families Affected by Autism

by Stephanie Foster Brown, Certified School Psychologist When I chose a career as a school psychologist, I knew I would work with many families affected by autism. But what I didn’t anticipate, was just how much I would learn from those … Continue reading

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