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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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  • 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. Why? According to psychologist Susan Pinker, it's not a sunny disposition or a low-fat, gluten-free diet that keeps the islanders healthy -- it's their emphasis on close personal relationships and face-to-face interactions.

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  • Food Refresher for Aged Care

    “[The chef] had been here nearly 20 years and he was doing things the same way the day he left as the day he started and he couldn’t see an issue with that.”

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  • Understanding Conversations

    For most people, having a conversation is easy. We don’t think about having to make appropriate comments or how to join in when other people are talking. But for kids with social skills issues, the normal flow of conversation can be hard.

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