Category Archives: Special Education

For teachers and parents involved with children with special needs

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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Israeli researcher finds clue to autism

Out-of-Sync Brain May Be a Clue to Autism Study Shows Toddlers With Autism Have Abnormal Synchronization in Brain’s Communication Area By Kathleen DohenyWebMD Health News Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD June 22, 2011 — A brain that is out … Continue reading

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Autism Awareness Month

NAA Says Autism Awareness Month Points out Need for Better Treatments, Research and Services Autism is a national health emergency, now affecting nearly 1% of America’s children NIXA, Mo., April 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Autism Association (NAA) joins … Continue reading

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Brain treats readers equally

Blind or Sighted, Our Brains Process Reading Material the Same March 13th, 2011 Posted by Wendy Greif, Literacy News This is Dr. Amir Amedi of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem It doesn’t matter if readers use sight or Braille; the … Continue reading

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