20 Apr Wandering May Be Treatable, Study Finds

By: Shaun Heasley Source: Disability Scoop Many kids with developmental disabilities have a tendency to wander away from safe places — with potentially tragic consequences — but a new study suggests that it’s possible to mitigate such behavior. By utilizing various behavioral interventions, researchers say elopement can be...

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19 Apr How Poverty Changes the Brain

By: Tara Garcia Mathewson Source: The Atlantic You saw the pictures in science class—a profile view of the human brain, sectioned by function. The piece at the very front, right behind where a forehead would be if the brain were actually in someone’s head, is the pre-frontal...

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19 Apr What Autism Can Look Like

By: Elizabeth W. Barnes Source: Edutopia While more information than ever is available about autism, there are still prevalent stereotypes: The “Rain Man” stereotype of the severely impacted person with savant skills, and the less severely impacted “Bill Gates” stereotype, a scientifically or mathematically brilliant person with...

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18 Apr Schools Should Start Later to Prevent Accidents, Depression, Scientists Say

By: Josh Hafner Source: USA Today Teenagers' school days shouldn't begin before 8:30 a.m., says American Academy of Sleep Medicine, linking early start times to car accidents, depression and poor academic performance. In a position statement published Saturday in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, the sleep research group asserted that...

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