Category Archives: Psych

Feel Good Video of the Week: Watch a Dog Comfort his Owner with Autism

Editor’s Note:   Please watch this powerful video that my daughter sent me last week. She is a dog lover and knows what we do here at PediaStaff.  She thought I would love it, and she was right.  I hope … Continue reading


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Study: 10-Week Reading Intervention Improves Brain Activity in Autism

[Source:  UAB News] Ten weeks of intensive reading intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder was enough to strengthen the activity of loosely connected areas of their brains that work together to comprehend reading, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers … Continue reading


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Patriotic July 4th Freebies

[Source:  Your Therapy Source] Here are three FREE printables for July 4th or any patriotic day. Practice reaction time and visual skills with the Red, White and Blue Game at http://www.yourtherapysource.com/july4free.html Practice visual discrimination, visual motor and figure ground skills with this … Continue reading


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Toddler Temperament Could be Influenced by Different Types of Gut Bacteria

[Source:  Science Daily] Researchers from The Ohio State University studied microbes from the gastrointestinal tracts of children between the age of 18 and 27 months, and found that the abundance and diversity of certain bacterial species appear to impact behavior, … Continue reading


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Book Review: Honey, I Smell Flowers

[Source:  Lash & Associates] “A mother’s worst nightmare.” Those are the words so often used to express a mother’s greatest fear that her child will die or be seriously injured. For Ruth Ann Bartels whose child survived a severe brain … Continue reading


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