Category Archives: SLP

Joking, Pretending with Your Toddler Important for Development

[Science Daily] Parents who joke and pretend with their children are teaching them important life skills, research by the University of Sheffield has revealed. The study showed that children as young as 16 months old naturally learn the difference between … Continue reading

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Trouble Spot in Brain for Down Syndrome Identified

[Source:  Medical X-Press] New brain research has mapped a key trouble spot likely to contribute to intellectual disability in Down syndrome. In a paper published in Nature Neuroscience, scientists from the University of Bristol and UCL suggest the findings could … Continue reading

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Study Sheds Surprising Light on the Causes of Cerebral Palsy

[Source:  Science Daily] Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common cause of physical disability in children. It has historically been considered to be caused by factors such as birth asphyxia, stroke and infections in the developing brain of babies. In … Continue reading

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Youth with Autism Show Improved Social Function After UCLA Skills Program

[Source: Medical News Today] Gains from ‘PEERS’ training persist 16 weeks later Researchers at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA have found that a social skills program for high-functioning young adults with autism spectrum disorder significantly … Continue reading

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Literacy Activity of the Week: Emergent Reader for Back to School

[Source:  Arlene Sandberg via Classroom Freebies] It’s hard to believe that it’s that time again when teachers are getting their classrooms ready and students will be heading back to school. Here’s a fun Emergent Reading Book, “My Things at School” … Continue reading

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