Eye Contact With Your Baby Helps Synchronize Your Brainwaves

[Source:  Science Daily]

When a parent and infant interact, various aspects of their behaviour can synchronise, including their gaze, emotions and heartrate, but little is known about whether their brain activity also synchronises — and what the consequences of this might be.

Brainwaves reflect the group-level activity of millions of neurons and are involved in information transfer between brain regions. Previous studies have shown that when two adults are talking to each other, communication is more successful if their brainwaves are in synchrony.

Researchers at the Baby-LINC Lab at the University of Cambridge carried out a study to explore whether infants can synchronise their brainwaves to adults too — and whether eye contact might influence this. Their results are published in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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Imaging Study Finds Obese Teens Have Disrupted Brain Connections

[Source: Psych Central]

New research reveals that obese adolescents have disrupted connectivity in the complex regions of the brain involved in regulating appetite, emotions, and impulse control, and reward and pleasure in eating.

The study, presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), used advanced imagining technology to discover the disrupted white matter integrity in several regions of the brain.

Obesity is an epidemic in America and across the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity has more than quadrupled in adolescents over the past 30 years.


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Autism Odds Tied To Birth Spacing, Study Finds

[Source: Disability Scoop]

Waiting too long — or not long enough — between pregnancies appears to increase a child’s risk of developing autism, according to a new study led by researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Children conceived fewer than 18 months or more than 60 months after the birth of their older brother or sister were at greater risk of being on the spectrum. No similar trend was observed for those with other types of developmental disabilities.

The findings come from a study published this month in the journal Autism Research looking at more than 1,500 children in six states who were born second or later in their families. Just over 350 kids in the study had autism, while 627 had other developmental disabilities and the remaining children were typically developing.

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Hot, New Job! 2019-2020 School-Based SLP – Shelton, WA

Call Today at 866-733-4278, text us at 662-524-9099, or Click HERE to Apply

PediaStaff has a need for a full-time Speech- Language Pathologist in the Shelton area for the 2019-2020 school year, and we are ready to start interviewing now! The Speech-Language Pathologist will work with elementary-aged students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade.

* Location is Shelton, WA, west of Olympia and commutable from there
* SLP would work at 2 school sites in close proximity to one another
* Beautiful small waterfront town close to all of the outdoor recreation that Washington is known for
* Great hourly pay rates based on your experience, plus benefits
* You will work 7.5 hour days, 37.5hours per week
* Start date in mid-September

Qualifications: You will need to hold an appropriate degree in Speech-Language Pathology.  Washington ESA Certificate, expertise in schools is highly preferred.

PediaStaff, Inc. offers flexible staffing solutions for pediatric and educational based settings.   Our expertise is backed by excellent hourly rates and per diem offered based upon IRS eligibility.  Additional benefits for full-time contractors include: nationally recognized medical insurance, 401K with matching employer contributions, generous relocation and continuing education assistance, optional summer pay program, and reimbursement for state licensure and/or teacher certifications.

PediaStaff, Inc. provides 24/7-telephone support during your contract assignment – you are not alone when you are on assignment with us.  In addition, we provide Clinical Resource Therapists to assist our therapists in managing their caseloads effectively. Our Clinical Resource Therapists are experienced clinicians who have excelled within their profession and are able to help you succeed.  Respond now and learn how YOU can join our team!   Your privacy and confidentiality are always assured, and new graduates are encouraged to apply.


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Hot, New Job! Pediatric Occupational Therapist – Lower Lake, CA

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Do you love lakeside living? We are seeking an occupational therapist for a school assignment this coming 2019 – 20 school year near Lower Lake California.

* Occupational therapist will begin assignment in the Fall and end at Christmas. There is a possibility or extension
* OT will work with high school population at two school sites close in proximity
* This is a 40 hour work week Monday through Friday
* Competitive pay rates and benefits available

Qualifications: You will need to hold a Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Occupational Therapy and a current state license (or be eligible for same).

PediaStaff delivers flexible staffing solutions in pediatric and educational based settings. We offer excellent hourly rates and Per Diem based on IRS eligibility. In addition:

* Full-time employees receive nationally recognized medical insurance and 401K with employer contributions
* We offer allowances for continuing education, licensure, malpractice, and relocation
* You may choose our optional summer pay program for school-based professionals
* Our select team of Clinical Resource Specialists is available to help ensure your success. You are not alone when you are on assignment with PediaStaff

PediaStaff provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PediaStaff complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company does business.

PediaStaff is a WBENC National WBE Certified women-owned business.


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Pay: Depends on Experience

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