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Study: Delaying Kindergarten Until Age 7 Offers Key Benefits

[Source:  The Washington Post] A new study finds strong evidence that delaying kindergarten by a year provides mental health benefits to children, allowing them to better self-regulate their attention and hyperactivity levels when they do start school. The study, titled … Continue reading

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Dyslexia May Cause Impaired Speech Processing, Not Vice Versa

[Source: Psych Central] This longstanding definition of dyslexia is under review as a new study suggests the disorder may stem from how we acquire skills and habits. Notably, the trials associated with learning do not affect general intelligence. Dyslexia’s challenges in … Continue reading

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Dyspraxia – “is it a battle of the sexes?”

[Source: Medical News Today] Urgent call from national charity for greater awareness of dyspraxia among females as new survey shows they may be “slipping through the net” New findings released today [Monday 12 October 2015] have revealed a significant gap … Continue reading

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Poor Infant Sleep May Predict Problematic Toddler Behavior

[Source:  Science Daily] Temper tantrums and misbehavior, restlessness and inattention are the trappings of the typical toddler. But they may also be signs of developmental delays or disorders. Are infant sleep irregularities red flags for later developmental difficulties? A study … Continue reading

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Early Education Corner: Disabilities No Barrier At All-Inclusive Preschools

[Source: Disability Scoop] Teaching assistant Jillian Link looked over just in time to see the little girl, with her dark hair braids bouncing against her tan glasses, crawling away from the other children. “Hey, you can’t crawl away,” Link playfully … Continue reading

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