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New Frontiers for Cerebral Palsy Treatment Identified

[Source:  Science Daily] Of  cerebral palsy, caregivers and patients know this is an understatement: it’s not easy. The permanently debilitating condition, which occurs in babies from the prenatal stage to toddlers, comes with more than its fair share of lifelong … Continue reading

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PediaStaff Hits 75,000 followers on Pinterest

Wow.  We are so very humbled to report that with your help, PediaStaff has reached 75,000 followers on Pinterest in just under two years. Please check out our boards there to see literally thousands of therapy ideas, articles, and links … Continue reading

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Effects of Weighted Blankets on Sleep Problems in Children with Autism

[Source: Pediatrics via Your Therapy Source] Pediatrics published research on a randomized phase III trial determining the effectiveness of a weighted-blanket intervention in treating severe sleep problems in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Sixty seven children were randomized into a … Continue reading

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ADHD and Handwriting

[Source:  Journal of Attention Disorders via Your Therapy Source] Journal of Attention Disorders published research on kinematically characterizing the handwriting of 14 boys with ADHD-combined type and 14 typically developing boys. The boys wrote a series of four cursive letter ‘l’s … Continue reading

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Chronic Childhood Stress Leaves Lasting Impact on Brain

[Source:  Psych Central] Extreme stress experienced during childhood, such as poverty, neglect, and physical abuse, might alter the parts of the brain responsible for learning, memory, and the processing of stress and emotion. These changes may be linked to negative … Continue reading

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