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Trouble Spot in Brain for Down Syndrome Identified

[Source: ┬áMedical 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: ┬áScience 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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Hot Job! Pediatric Home Health OT, San Antonio, TX

Here’s a new opportunity for an Occupational Therapist in Bexar County in San Antonio. Our client provides early intervention and home health to an all pediatric population. The caseload is varied and includes children with neurological disorders such as CP … Continue reading

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Special Education Corner: Why Schools Over-Discipline Children With Disabilities

[Source: The Atlantic Monthly] A quarter-century ago, on July 26, 1990, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act to give people with disabilities equal access to services like public education. But the rate at which special-needs students are disciplined raises … Continue reading

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