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Students with learning disabilities find acceptance at college - Bend Bulletin


Students with learning disabilities find acceptance at college
Bend Bulletin
Beacon, founded in 1989 by parents, is the first accredited school in the country to award bachelor's degrees exclusively to students with learning disabilities, according to the school. The college charges nearly $47,000 a year for tuition and room ...

Robotic Toy 'Leka' Designed for Kids with Autism - Live Science


Live Science

Robotic Toy 'Leka' Designed for Kids with Autism
Live Science
However, there's another spherical, programmable, rolling robot currently in development that's capable of doing important work to engage children with special needs, particularly children on the autism spectrum. Described by its designers as "a ...
This autism toy plays hide and seek and helps kids brush their teethTech Insider

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How Google Glass could help children with autism - CBS News


CBS News

How Google Glass could help children with autism
CBS News
The wearable optical device known as Google Glass is getting another look as an aid for children with autism, CBS San Francisco reports. Annett Hahn-Windgassen must work daily with her 10-year-old son Erik on his social interaction skills. On any given ...

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How People with ADHD Deal with Constant Smartphone Notifications - VICE


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How People with ADHD Deal with Constant Smartphone Notifications
VICE
Things have become so dire that a new study of 221 young people found "ADHD-like symptoms" present in their smartphone habits. The experiment measured "inattentiveness" and "hyperactivity" by asking participants how often they experienced one or ...

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Sibling bonds inspire next generation of autism researchers - Spectrum


Spectrum

Sibling bonds inspire next generation of autism researchers
Spectrum
Having a personal connection to autism can stoke a lifelong curiosity about the condition, as well as a determination to uncover its roots or develop new treatments. It can also make scientists more aware of the challenges that autism families face ...

Stop drugging ADHD kids — and start teaching them to use their gifts - New York Post


New York Post

Stop drugging ADHD kids — and start teaching them to use their gifts
New York Post
This year, Americans will spend more than $8 billion on members of the stimulant family, in a desperate attempt to keep squirmy school kids with ADHD glued to their chairs — or sometimes, even their kindergarten rugs. But what if, in an effort to get ...

Managing ADHD: Mistakes - Castanet.net


Castanet.net

Managing ADHD: Mistakes
Castanet.net
Many people are not willing to accept they have ADHD. There are also a lot of misconceptions floating around about what the disorder is and what it isn't. For this reason, it is important to receive your medical opinion from a professional trained in ...

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ADHD Goes to College - Huffington Post


ADHD Goes to College
Huffington Post
It's spring and senior year of high school is wrapping up. Many students are discovering where they are going to college. Planning for freshman year and what it means to live on their own with ADHD is probably the last thing a graduating senior wants ...

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Study looks at ADHD-like symptoms and technology use - The Charlottesville Newsplex


The Charlottesville Newsplex

Study looks at ADHD-like symptoms and technology use
The Charlottesville Newsplex
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- A new study of college students shows the increasingly pervasive use of digital technology may be causing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder-like symptoms among the general population. The study was a ...
Phone notifications cause 'ADHD-like symptoms'Wired.co.uk
Are Our Smartphones Afflicting Us All With Symptoms Of ADHD?Medical Daily
ADHD Symptoms Identified in Smartphone Users: Study Suggests Ways to Treat DisordersUniversity Herald
MetroNews Canada -TechEye -Australia Network News
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A Study Asks: Too Much Folic Acid a Cause of Autism? - ABC News


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A Study Asks: Too Much Folic Acid a Cause of Autism?
ABC News
But a new study suggests it may be possible to get too much of a good thing — very high levels of the vitamin in mothers' blood at the time of childbirth was linked to higher risk of their children developing autism years later. Other research points ...
Too much folate during pregnancy may raise risk of autismBaltimore Sun (blog)
Study: Too Much Folate, B12 In Pregnant Women Can Multiply Autism Risk By 17.6CBS Local
Too much folate in pregnant women increases risk for autism, study suggestsEurekAlert (press release)
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