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Students with learning disabilities find acceptance at college - Bend Bulletin

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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

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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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Tips for parents who adopt children - Daily News & Analysis

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Tips for parents who adopt children
Daily News & Analysis
Adopted parents have a lot going on their minds before they go ahead and take the life-altering step. “Apart from paperwork, there is also the question on whether they are eligible to adopt. Once they are, concerned authorities also check on the health ...

How Google Glass could help children with autism - CBS News

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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

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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 ...

New study explores impact of infant feeding practices on childhood obesity risk - News-Medical.net

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New study explores impact of infant feeding practices on childhood obesity risk
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Does the timing of introducing solid foods to the infant diet affect a child's risk of being obese by 6 years of age? A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzed data on infant feeding practices, with a 6-year follow ...

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

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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 ...

CDC: Age at first solid foods has no effect on childhood obesity - UPI.com

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CDC: Age at first solid foods has no effect on childhood obesity
UPI.com
"Given the conflicting findings from previous research about whether the early introduction of solid foods increased the chances of a child becoming obese, this important large-sample long-term study from the CDC raises this key question anew," Dr. Tom ...

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Managing ADHD: Mistakes - Castanet.net

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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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