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  • Ending the Reading Wars

    Learning to read transforms lives. Reading is the basis for the acquisition of knowledge, for cultural engagement, for democracy, and for success in the workplace. Illiteracy costs the global economy more than $1 trillion (U.S. dollars) annually in direct costs alone (World Literacy Foundation, 2015).

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  • Aged Care Resident Mental Health Trial to Focus on Collaborative Approach

    Nearly half the people living in residential aged care present significant symptoms of depression but routine screening and access to appropriate services are lacking.

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  • 5 Writing Hacks for Children with Learning Difficulties

    Imagine seeing your child eager to write. Wouldn’t it be great to see him enjoying the challenges of composition?

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  • It’s Ok

    Most of us were not raised in fairy tale households by perfect parents, and the formative messages we received as children may not have always been positive or healthy. The good news: the process of raising our own children can be profoundly restorative.

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  • Good Stress versus Bad Stress in Children with Learning Difficulties

    When someone says they’re stressed, it’s usually not a positive thing. But stress isn’t always bad. There’s good stress, too. And it can help kids with learning and attention issues rise to challenges, resolve problems and build confidence.

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  • How to Meet Autistic People Halfway

    One of the most widely held beliefs about autistic people — that they are not interested in other people — is almost certainly wrong. Our understanding of autism has changed quite a bit over the past century, but this particular belief has been remarkably persistent.

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  • Why Kids Need More Exposure to the World of Work

    All students need to experience the world of work, particularly work of the future, long before they leave school, according to a new report out today.

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  • Blueprints for Reading

    It is so important to read aloud to children of all ages. We know it. We've heard it. We want to do it. But sometimes life just gets in the way. All parents want to prepare their children as much as possible for future academic success. But often there is barely enough time to eat dinner together! Well, there is something that can be done, when reading a book with your child just might not happen today.

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  • The Secret to Living Longer May be Your Social Life

    The Italian island of Sardinia has more than six times as many centenarians as the mainland and ten times as many as North America.

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  • Shop Employee’s Gesture meant the World to a Teen with Autism

    Sid Edwards and his son Jack Ryan Edwards, 17, visited their local Rouses Market in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Sunday. Jack Ryan, who is on the autism spectrum, took notice of what one of the employees was working on: stocking shelves in a fridge.

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