Tag Archives: 1 February 2019

FDA Warns Against Jewelry For Sensory Stimulation

[Source: Disability Scoop] Special necklaces, bracelets and other jewelry used by people with special needs to provide sensory stimulation are dangerous, federal regulators say. The Food and Drug Administration is warning that teething jewelry has been linked to death and … Continue reading

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The Importance of Handwriting for Writing

[Source: Your Therapy Source] Handwriting practice has diminished significantly over the several decades. Recently, more and more research indicates the importance of handwriting skills for literacy, working memory, orthographic processing and more. The Journal of Educational Psychology published research on the importance of handwriting … Continue reading

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Advocates Suggest Schools Give Students Free Pads, Tampons. Here’s Why

[Source: Education Week] A growing number of schools are offering free menstrual products, hoping to meet the needs of low-income students who don’t have ready access to tampons and sanitary pads. And, as state and federal education laws put a … Continue reading

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Therapeutic Video Game May Help Kids with ADHD and Autism

[Source:  Psych Central] A new pilot study finds promise in a digital medicine tool designed as a  treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and co-occurring attention/deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) confirmed the acceptability, … Continue reading

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CDC To Collect Data On Teens With Autism

[Source:  Disability Scoop] Federal officials are moving forward with plans to track the experiences of teenagers with autism. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has selected 11 sites to be part of the next surveillance efforts through its Autism … Continue reading

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