Category Archives: Psych

School Psych Corner: What Changes When a School Embraces Mindfulness?

[Source:  Mind Shift] It was lunch time at Marysville School in Southeast Portland when the fire broke out. Teachers quickly herded their students out of the building to the sports field behind the school as the old colonial-style building burned. The … Continue reading

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Could Bacteria Cause Some Anorexia Cases?

[Source:  Care] Anorexia is a well known eating disorder, but the causes of this condition aren’t fully understood. In the journal “Medical Hypotheses,” researchers from the U.K.’s Lancaster University say they believe anorexia nervosa, as well as conditions like Irritable Bowel Syndrome … Continue reading

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Nurturing During Preschool Years Boosts Child Brain Growth

[Source:  Science Daily] New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates children with supportive mothers during preschool experience a more significant increase in the volume of the hippocampus during the period from school age to adolescence. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Barefoot and Balanced

[Source:  Can Do Kiddo] I get asked ALL.THE.TIME. for my recommendations of learning apps for babies and toddlers. Hands-on play is the best learning app, and the the perfect classroom for that learning right outside your back door. So if you … Continue reading

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OT Corner: Pediatric OT’s Role in Helping Grandkids Understand Dementia

[Source:  Seniors Flourish] As an occupational therapist helping older adults with dementia, we come into contact with many family’s caring for their parents. These caregivers are also known as the “sandwich generation,” because they are not only taking care of their parents, but … Continue reading

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