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

    A grocery store employee is being lauded for helping a teen with autism stock shelves in a fridge.
    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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  • Ending the Reading Wars

    There is intense public interest in questions surrounding how children learn to read and how they can best be taught. Research in psychological science has provided answers to many of these questions but, somewhat surprisingly, this research has been slow to make inroads into educational policy and practice. Instead, the field has been plagued by decades of “reading wars.”

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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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  • Helping People with Dementia to Stay Independent

    The DRESS prototype, designed by NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, Arizona State University and MGH Institute of Health Professions, is aimed at those who struggle with remembering how to perform day-to-day activities with the hope of providing some independence and privacy to those people, as well as some additional freedom to the care giver.

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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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