New Study Links Video Games to Increased Impulsivity, Decreased Attention

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Many studies that surround childhood behavioral problems and issues like Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) focus on biology and genetics. Many parents, educators and other experts expect that the problems that stem from such disorders, such as impulse control, begin and Continue reading New Study Links Video Games to Increased Impulsivity, Decreased Attention

Techniques for Organizing the ADHD Student

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One of the biggest challenges that face parents, schools and the students themselves is the process of organizing the ADHD student for school success. These kids can be their own well-intentioned worst enemy. In their hurry to move through transition Continue reading Techniques for Organizing the ADHD Student

New Study: Parental Training + Medication = Optimal Autism Behavioral Treatment

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A new study released in February’s issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry has found that the most effective way to treat autism-related behavioral problems is a combination of medication and parental training rather Continue reading New Study: Parental Training + Medication = Optimal Autism Behavioral Treatment

ChildsWork News, Feb. 24, 2012: Spotlight on Minorities with Autism and the Importance of Good Penmanship

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We will end this week’s news with two really interesting reports about some old topics. The first, from Medical News Today, reports that certain minority children with autism may experience even more severe delays in language and gross motor skills. Continue reading ChildsWork News, Feb. 24, 2012: Spotlight on Minorities with Autism and the Importance of Good Penmanship

Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin School District Revises “Anti-Gay” Bullying Policy Amid Slew of Teen Suicides

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On the heels of the jury selection for the Tyler Clementi trial this week, one school district in suburban Minnesota has come under national scrutiny because of its policy on LGBT students and its connection to bullying in their schools. Continue reading Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin School District Revises “Anti-Gay” Bullying Policy Amid Slew of Teen Suicides

“Equal” education for All? What Is Happening to the Top Tenth?

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When I was in elementary school back in the early 1990s I was the fortunate participant in an “experimental” education program that sought to homogenize classes (and I know that’s a dirty word in education today, but humor me). The Continue reading “Equal” education for All? What Is Happening to the Top Tenth?

More Details about Early Autism Detection Suggest that the Diagnosis Develops over Time

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A while ago, I wrote about research being conducted at the University of London in regards to early autism diagnosis. The report that its researchers published in January’s edition of Current Biology is one of the first to examine the Continue reading More Details about Early Autism Detection Suggest that the Diagnosis Develops over Time

ChildsWork News, Feb. 17, 2012: Revisiting Childhood Obesity and the New Autism Diagnosis

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As we head into the weekend, I wanted to take some time to revisit a couple of important topics we’ve discussed before. First, on the heels of my report earlier this week about the new requirements for BMI screenings in Continue reading ChildsWork News, Feb. 17, 2012: Revisiting Childhood Obesity and the New Autism Diagnosis