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Air Pollution Linked to Slower Cognitive Development in Children

[Source:  Science Daily] Attendance at schools exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution is linked to slower cognitive development among 7-10-year-old children in Barcelona, according to a study published by Jordi Sunyer and colleagues from the Centre for Research … Continue reading

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OT Corner: Handwriting Tips for Older Students – Posters!

by Katherine J. Collmer, M.Ed., OTR/L One summer, I came across a remarkable fourth-grade student who desperately wanted to increase her speed with cursive.  We’ll call her Mary.  When I assessed her handwriting skills, I discovered that her letter formations … Continue reading

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Autism Corner: News Anchor Ditches CNN to Create Clothing Line for Kids with Autism

[Source:  The Observer] A study found that mothers of kids with autism have stress levels comparable to those of combat soldiers. The mental strain stems from both the constant feeling that “anything can happen” and the frustrations associated with the seemingly simple day-to-day … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sensory Processing Challenges – Effective Clinical Work with Kids & Teens

Book by Lindsey Biel, OTR/L Review by:  Tamara Hill, MS For many of us, large department stores like Macy’s can lead to sensory overload. We walk in and are assaulted by bright lights, crowds, noisy customers, colors everywhere, and the smell of very … Continue reading

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Vitamin D May Control Brain Serotonin

[Source: Medical News Today] Although essential marine omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D have been shown to improve cognitive function and behavior in the context of certain brain disorders, the underlying mechanism has been unclear. In a new paper published in FASEB Journal by Rhonda Patrick, … Continue reading

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