Category Archives: Psych

Insights into Changes to Developing Brain Caused by Gene Associated with Autism

[Source:  Science Daily] A study led by the University of Utah School of Medicine provides new insights into how the subtle changes within cells, caused by disruptions in a gene called Kirrel3, could underlie some types of intellectual disability and … Continue reading

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School Psychology Corner: My Reports are my Lasting Legacy

[Source:  the Burgeoning School Psychologist] There’s a student in my school right now whose behavior is eliciting panicked reactions from teachers and support staff alike and rightfully so. This poor kiddo is currently experiencing massive withdrawal symptoms from not taking … Continue reading

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New TV Series Features Young Adults With Down Syndrome

[Source:  Disability Scoop] The production company behind “Keeping up with the Kardashians” and other reality television staples will debut a new documentary series following young adults with Down syndrome. The six-episode series “Born This Way” will air on A&E Network … Continue reading

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Study: Rare Facial Paralysis Gives New Insights into Social Interaction

[Source: Medical News Today] Möbius is an extremely rare congenital facial paralysis that is usually bilateral and complete. The paralysis leaves the face expressionless, which makes it difficult for persons with Möbius to express emotions or indicate that they understand … Continue reading

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Six Children’s Books on Diversity and Acceptance of Self and Others

[Source:  Friendship] Have a child, grandchild or student who is not coping well because he feels different from his friends and classmates? So often children feel they are “different” than their peers. Whether it is a perception or a … Continue reading

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