Tag Archives: 19 August 2011

The Benefits of Preschool in the News: The Best Job-Training Program

Thanks to our friends at Literacy Speaks for the heads up on this terrific story! [Source: NPR] Photo Credit: NPR and the Co-op School When economist James Heckman was studying the effects of job training programs on unskilled young workers, … Continue reading

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Nearly 1 in 10 U.S. Kids Diagnosed With ADHD

[Source: Yahoo News/Healthday] THURSDAY, Aug. 18 (HealthDay News) — Over the last decade, an increasing number of American children have been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new government survey reveals. Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control … Continue reading

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Children With Cerebral Palsy: Change the Environment, Not the Child

[Source: ScienceDaily.com] A successful new rehabilitation approach to treating children with cerebral palsy puts its focus on where a child lives and plays, not just improving the child’s balance, posture and movement skills. Called a “context-focused intervention,” McMaster University and … Continue reading

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Study: Brain Changes in Stutterers Involve More than Speech

[Source: LiveScience] The brains of people who have stuttered since childhood show evidence of rewiring, with the right side taking on tasks generally handled by the left. A new study, in which participants tapped their fingers in time with sounds, … Continue reading

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Worth Repeating: Optimizing Outcomes Following ABI

By: Laurie Ehlhardt, PhD, Patricia Sublette, PhD, and Ann Glang, PhD, Brain Injury Professional Instruction is one of the most important yet often over-looked aspects of working with children and adults with cognitive impairments due to ABI. Providing learners with … Continue reading

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