Author Archives: Heidi

How ‘Knowing Less’ Can Boost Language Development in Children

[Source: Science Daily] Children may learn new words better when they learn them in the context of other words they are just learning — according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Researchers investigated how 18- to 24-month-olds … Continue reading


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When do Children Begin to Recognize Hypocrisy?

[Source:  Medical X-Press] Practice what you preach. Suit your actions to your words. Walk the talk. Hypocrisy is ingrained as a moral failing for most adults, but when do children learn to make the same distinction? According to a new … Continue reading


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Future Uncertain For College Programs Serving Students With Disabilities

[Source: Disability Scoop] It was day one of orientation for the 15 students in Utah State University’s program for students with intellectual disabilities, and the group was playing a game of get-to-know-you bingo. Courtney Jorgensen, pen in hand, wandered the … Continue reading


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2/3 of Parents Cite Barriers in Recognizing Youth Depression

[Source: Medical X-Press] Telling the difference between a teen’s normal ups and downs and something bigger is among top challenges parents face in identifying youth depression, a new national poll suggests. Though the majority of parents say they are confident they would … Continue reading


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Possible New Treatment Strategy Against Progeria

[Source:  Science Daily] Progeria is a very rare disease that affects about one in 18 million children and results in premature aging and death in adolescence from complications of cardiovascular disease. In a study on mice and human cells, researchers … Continue reading


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