Category Archives: Psych

Free Printable: Thanksgiving Cootie Catcher

[Source:  Bren Did] Gratitude or thankfulness is a skill that can be learned through repetitive behavior. This free gratitude activity for kids is an easy way to practice thankfulness with your kids. Plus kids love the fun folded paper cootie catchers / … Continue reading

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Pediatric Therapy Corner: The Thought Bubble Technique

[Source:  Lynne] Thinking, speaking or acting impulsively without planning or thinking things out poses social challenges for children. We can help children better manage their impulsive thoughts, words, and actions by using a storytelling activity we call The Thought … Continue reading

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Potential New Autism Drug Shows Promise in Mice

[Source:  Science Daily] NitroSynapsin is intended to restore an electrical signaling imbalance in the brain found in virtually all forms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). “This drug candidate is poised to go into clinical trials, and we think it might … Continue reading

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School Psych Corner: Educating an Original Thinker

[Source:  The Atlantic] In his new book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, the writer, Wharton professor, and erstwhile magician Adam Grant explores the circumstances that give rise to truly original thinkers. Through stories of business “originals” such as the Bridgewater Associates founder … Continue reading

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Prenatal Exposure to ADHD Meds Tied to Neonatal Morbidity

[Source;  Medical X-Press] Ulrika Nörby, Ph.D., from Lund University in Sweden, and colleagues examined perinatal outcomes for singletons born between 2006 and 2014 in Sweden after maternal use of ADHD medication during pregnancy. Infants exposed to ADHD medication during pregnancy … Continue reading

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