Category Archives: Psych

Senator Calls For Full Funding Of IDEA

[Source: Disability Scoop] An influential U.S. senator is urging his colleagues to work toward plugging a special education funding shortfall of more than $17 billion. U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is calling for the federal government to fully fund the … Continue reading

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Colors of Autism Spectrum Described by Researchers

[McMasters University News] Children with autism have a wide range of ability to talk with other people, but it has been difficult to group children by their specific skills. Now researchers at the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research at … Continue reading

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School Psych Corner: Helping Children Coping with a Family Member with Young Onset Dementia

[Source:  Medical X-Press] A pioneering study led by researchers from the University of Sheffield is helping to give a voice to children and young adults who are living with a parent with dementia. There are estimated to be at least … Continue reading

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Mom’s Voice Activates Many Regions in Children’s Brains

[Source:  Medical X-Press] Children’s brains are far more engaged by their mother’s voice than by voices of women they do not know, a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine has found. Brain regions that respond more strongly … Continue reading

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ABC Picks Up Comedy Focusing On Special Needs

[Source:  Disability Scoop] A major television network is set to air a comedy about a family with a child who has special needs. ABC has picked up the 30-minute series “Speechless,” the network has confirmed to Disability Scoop. The show … Continue reading

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