Category Archives: Special Education

For teachers and parents involved with children with special needs

Possible basis for sensory processing disorder

Breakthrough Study Reveals Biological Basis for Sensory Processing Disorders in Kids Reprinted from Science Daily, July 9, 2013 These brain images, taken with DTI, show water diffusion within the white matter of children with sensory processing disorders. Row FA: The … Continue reading

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ADHD linked to motor coordination

Research Links ADHD, Organizational, Motor Coordination Deficits     Technion and University of Haifa researchers have discovered a link between ADHD, organizational deficits and motor coordination problems . Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R. Janaury 17, 2013 Scientists at the Technion … Continue reading

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Paralympics deserves attention

The flame that will never go out: How the Paralympics festival of sport has changed the world in 11 days Once we might have looked at disabled athletes and seen a tragedy. Now we look and see triumph Oliver Holt, … Continue reading

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Social deficits characteristic of ASD

Published: August 19, 2012 http://www2.timesdispatch.com/lifestyles/2012/aug/19/tdflair01-relationships-are-challenging-for-people-ar-2134195/ Relationships are challenging for people with autism spectrum disorders By Tammie Smith Edward Wren used to automatically assume that when he liked someone romantically, that person returned the feelings. So he used to “jump right … Continue reading

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Autistic children have excess brain cells

Study: Autistic Children Have More Brain Cells By Alice Park Wednesday, November 9, 2011 There’s growing evidence that the brains of autistic children are very different from the brains of other youngsters. Now a new study that found an excess … Continue reading

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IQ can change in adolescence

Brain Scans Support Findings That IQ Can Rise or Fall Significantly During Adolescence http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/      111020024329.htm IQ, the standard measure of intelligence, can increase or fall significantly during our teenage years, according to research funded by the Wellcome Trust, and … Continue reading

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International interest in Israeli special needs park

Model special-needs park sparks overseas interest  By Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel 21C  October 11, 2011 Ecuador relies on Israeli expertise to plan 200 accessible, inclusive playgrounds based on Friendship Park in Ra’anana. Photo courtesy of Beit Issie Shapiro Friendship Park, … Continue reading

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ADHD and ODD Review

Special Issue: Focus on ADHD ADHD & ODD: Confronting the Challenges of Disruptive Behavior By CHRISTOPHER K. PETERS, MD University of Louisville | September 9, 2009 Dr Peters is director of training in child and adolescent psychiatry and assistant professor … Continue reading

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