Tag Archives: School Psych

‘Magic therapy’ Program Helps Reduce Pediatric Patient Anxiety

[Source:  Medical X-Press] The experience of stress and fears upon hospitalization is frequent with pediatric patients. A new study of pediatric patients at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital reveals that a program called MagicAid helps significantly reduce both patient and caregiver … Continue reading


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For Young People with Psychosis, Early Intervention is Crucial

[Source:  Medical X-Press] Andrew Echeguren, 26, had his first psychotic episode when he was 15. He was working as an assistant coach at a summer soccer camp for kids when the lyrics coming out of his iPod suddenly morphed into … Continue reading


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Pediatric Therapy Corner: 13 Kids Books to Spark Conversations About Empathy

[Source:  Tiny Bop via School Psyched, Your School Psychologist on FB] Lately, it seems like every other day, we turn on the news or open up our social media to find that another tragedy has occurred. Each time we’re faced with … Continue reading


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The Fetal Brain Possesses Adult-Like Networks

[Source:  Medical X-Press] The fundamental organization of brain networks is established in utero during the second and third trimesters of fetal development, according to research published in JNeurosci. The finding lays the groundwork for understanding how the prenatal period shapes future … Continue reading


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Screen-Based Media Associated with Structural Differences in Brains of Young Children

[Source:  Science Daily] A new study documents structural differences in the brains of preschool-age children related to screen-based media use. The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, shows that children who have more screen time have lower structural integrity of white … Continue reading


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