Tag Archives: 14 December 2012

OT Corner: I Have A Little Dreidel (An SPD Hanukkah)

  [Source:  The SPD Blogger Network] Happy Hanukkah! It’s my kids’ favorite holiday, and we’re getting ourselves ready for eight nights full of celebration. This year, Hanukkah starts at sundown on December 8th, so we’ve just barely had time to … Continue reading

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Key Gene for Brain Development

[Source:  Science Daily] About one in ten thousand babies is born with an abnormally small head. The cause for this disorder — which is known as microcephaly — is a defect in the development of the embryonic brain. Children with … Continue reading

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Fragile X Protein Linked to Nearly 100 Genes Involved in Autism

[Source:  Science Daily] Doctors have known for many years that patients with fragile X syndrome, the most common form of inherited intellectual disability, are often also diagnosed with autism. But little has been known about how the two diagnoses are … Continue reading

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Psychological Therapies Improve Life for Children With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Study Suggests

[Source: Science Daily] Children suffering post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of traumatic events, including child abuse, may benefit from psychological therapies, according to a review published in The Cochrane Library. In the first systematic review of PTSD in … Continue reading

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Worth Repeating: Is Gamification the Future of Teaching Life Skills?

by Linda Harrison Last night I heard a CBC radio program describing “gamification“, and my mind is buzzing with all the implications and applications of this idea. Gamification is the process of applying gaming principles and design to non-game situations. … Continue reading

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