Tag Archives: 5 December 2014

Leafy Greens Reduce Aggressive Behavior in Adolescents

[Source:  Medical Xpress] High magnesium intake has been associated with reduced aggressive behavior in WA adolescents, highlighting the importance of a magnesium-rich diet in emotional and behavioral health. While previous research has linked low dietary zinc and magnesium to increased anxiety and … Continue reading

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OT Corner: 30 Christmas Sensory Stocking Stuffers / Hanukkah Gifts for Special Needs Kids

[Source:  The Sensory Spectrum] In my parent Facebook Group,  Voices of SPD, several parents were asking for recommendations for Christmas stocking stuffers. The problem is, there are hundreds of great sensory stocking stuffers out there! But I know how tough it can be to whittle down … Continue reading

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SLP Corner: Winter Toys and Games for Speech and Language Therapy

[Source:  Speech Room News] by Jenna Rayburn, MA, CCC-SLP It’s officially winter in my speech room. I’m popping in to share some recommended toys for speech therapy. Just like my fall list, this list is meant to give you ideas … Continue reading

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More Preschool Could Benefit Young Kids

[Source: Time] New research suggests that young kids could benefit from more time around their peers in a classroom setting. A new study released Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that children are better prepared for learning and social interaction … Continue reading

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Researchers Identify Brain Regions that Encode Words, Grammar, Story

[Source: Medical News Today] Brain scans of Harry Potter readers yield computational model of reading Some people say that reading “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” taught them the importance of friends, or that easy decisions are seldom right. Carnegie … Continue reading

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