Tag Archives: 24 February 2017

The 6th Annual Great Bike Giveaway

[Source: Friendship Circle] For a child with special needs, bike riding offers far more than a recreational experience. Bike riding provides a source of much-needed exercise, gives therapeutic value, and contributes to an inclusive environment where a child with special … Continue reading

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Why We Do What We Do: Girls with Disabilities Get to Dance Like Ballerinas

[Source: USA Today] Girls with developmental and physical disabilities are getting the chance to dance next to professional ballerinas as part of a program to build their mobility and confidence. Watch this Precious Video on USA Today

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Pediatric Therapy Corner: National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Editor’s Note:  This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.    As therapy and clinical professionals, we are in a unique position to know our students and clients.  According to the National Institutes of Health 2.7 percent of children aged … Continue reading

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Second Case of ‘Down Syndrome’ in Chimps

[Source: Science Daily] Japanese researchers have confirmed the second case known to science of a chimpanzee born with trisomy 22, a chromosomal defect similar to that of Down syndrome (or trisomy 21) in humans. The report on Kanako, a 24-year-old … Continue reading

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Teens With PTSD Have Difficulty Recognizing Facial Expressions

[Source: Science Daily] Adolescents with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms are more likely to misidentify sad and angry faces as fearful, while teens with symptoms of conduct disorder tend to interpret sad faces as angry, finds a study by NYU’s … Continue reading

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