Author Archives: Heidi

School Employees Could Be Among the First to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

{Source:  Education Week] When a COVID-19 vaccine is finalized and approved, schools will serve a key role in administering it, and educators may be among those to receive the earliest available doses, a new federal plan says. That plan positions U.S. … Continue reading


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Study: Early Intervention Working for Kids with Hearing Issues

[Source: Medical X-Press] When babies with hearing impairments get help very early in life, they are more likely to be “kindergarten-ready” when the time comes, a new study finds.In the United States, all states have government-funded “early intervention” programs designed … Continue reading


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Sesame Street Helping Kids with Autism

[Source: Today.com] For kids who have autism, wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 can be a challenge. Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind “Sesame Street,” is hoping to help through a new collection of videos and resources designed to … Continue reading


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Pediatric Therapy Corner: Impulse Control Strategies for Students

[Source:  Your Therapy Source] Do you work with children who struggle with waiting, sharing or finishing tasks in a timely manner? Sometimes students have deficits in impulse control at school and at home. Educators, therapists and parents can teach impulse … Continue reading


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Low Level Alcohol Use During Pregnancy Can Impact Child Brain Development

[Source: Science Daily] New research from the University of Sydney finds that even low levels of alcohol consumption during pregnancy can have an impact on a child’s brain development and is associated with greater psychological and behavioural problems in youth … Continue reading


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