Tag Archives: 9 August 2013

App of the Week: Class Dojo

Editor’s Note:  Been hearing great things about this one also on Pinterest.. [Source:  Smart Apps for Special Needs] Attention Teachers – This is a must have for going back to school!  It is a classroom management app that gives great … Continue reading

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OT Corner: Back to School Tips from the Pocket Occupational Therapist

Editor’s Note: This would be a great article to share with the parents and guardians of your clients! by Cara Koscinki MOT, OTR/L School already?!?!  Yes, it’s that time of year. When I saw that first back to school commercial, … Continue reading

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Video Game Players Less Able to Control Impulsive Aggressive Behavior

[Source:  Telegraph UK] Researchers found video games boost visual attention, but reduce impulse control. A person playing a first-person shooter video game, such as Halo or Unreal Tournament, must make decisions quickly. Researchers found that the fast-paced decision-making boosts the … Continue reading

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Fresh Fuel Reignites Asperger’s Debate

[Source:  Live Science] Children with Asperger’s syndrome show patterns of brain connectivity distinct from those of children with autism, according to a new study. The findings suggest the two conditions, which are now in one category in the new psychiatry … Continue reading

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Cholesterol Connection to Rett Syndrome

Image Credit:  Rett Syndrome Research Trust [Source:  Medical News Today] Statins, a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs found in millions of medicine cabinets, may hold the key to finding a treatment for Rett Syndrome, a severe autistic disorder that affects young … Continue reading

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