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  • Top 40 Children’s Books for Struggling Readers

    40 children’s books have been selected for new starter packs which will benefit children supported by Beanstalk reading helpers in primary schools across England.

    Beanstalk has revealed 40 children’s books that will be used by the charity’s volunteers to kick-start reading engagement for the children they support.

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  • Good at Reading but Not at Comprehending?

    There’s been much discussion recently regarding the “language gap” and the “word gap” — the recognition that there are huge variations in levels of children’s language ability by the time they start school. Some of our research has investigated how children’s spoken language sets the foundation for literacy development. It is clear that children with low levels of spoken language are at risk for reading failure, particularly with it comes to reading comprehension.

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  • Shame Felt by People Who Can’t Read

    When John Corcoran wrote about his experience of not being able to read or write until he was in his late forties, many readers sent emails saying that they too had literacy problems. Some described painful experiences at school, while others described hiding their inability to read and write through shame. Here is a selection of their stories.

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  • What a Great Idea

    Chill Out is Code Blue for Autism’s social networking program for young adults on the autism spectrum. Designed specifically for participants enrolled in Chill, the flagship social skills coaching program, Chill Out allows each individual to design their own social life, taking pressure off family to get out and have fun.

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  • Handheld screen time linked with speech delays in young children

    New research being presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting suggests the more time children under 2 years old spend playing with smartphones, tablets and other handheld screens, the more likely they are to begin talking later

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  • New Technology for Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss

    New technology created by a Perth start-up company offers help for some of the four million Australians who are hard of hearing.

    The bluetooth hearing buds, which boost everyday sounds, are a fraction of the cost of traditional hearing aids.

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  • Essential Guide to Secondary School


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  • Photography Helping 4 Year Old to Socialise and Communicate

    When Max was diagnosed with high-functioning autism a year ago, it just made sense to mum Danielle Pritchard.

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  • Single Diagnosis?

    Five years ago, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) established autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as an umbrella term when it published the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5), the primary guide to taxonomy in psychiatry. In creating this single diagnostic category, the APA also removed the subgroup called Asperger syndrome that had been in place since 1994.

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  • Good Night Stories for Rebel Boys

    After harnessing the imaginations of millions of girls with a wave of nonfiction books aimed at empowering women, such as bestseller Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, the book world is now preparing a clutch of inspirational titles for boys, portraying an “alternative type of hero … a man who checks his privilege and who is kind, selfless, courageous and not afraid to stand up for what’s right”.

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