October 14, 2018
by Dr. Kevin Fleming
Advice on how to treat children under the age of 13 for concussion has changed in recent years. According to a comprehensive new research review, parents need to be made aware of the latest advice to prevent severe complications that can arise from a second blow before the first one has properly healed. [More]
September 2, 2018
by Arthur Hunter
Universities champion diversity and inclusion, but when it comes to accessibility for students in wheelchairs, failures and obstacles are widespread. Harvard and UW are investigated for wheelchair friendliness. [More]
July 3, 2018
by Elizabeth Pratt
Researchers have found students with autism spectrum disorder benefit from teachers who have received specialised autism training. Students in classes with teachers who received such training interacted more with their teachers and peers, participated more frequently in class activities and had a higher frequency of two-way conversations. [More]
In 1938 Abel Meerpol, who was white and Jewish, wrote a poem entitled “Strange Fruit”. He added music in 1939. When Billie Holiday sang it at Cafe Society in Greenwich Village, which was the first integrated club in New York, it became a passionate and disturbing anthem for the Civil Rights movement.
The “Strange Fruit” referred to the lynchings of black men in the South. [More]
“Age ain’t nothing more than a number,” is a quote that has been used for years. There have been songs written about two people who love each other and who are at different stages in their life, yet they love each other. [More]
Being a parent encounters great responsibility. The responsibility is not only great because you are caring for an infant or child that cannot tend to itself or protect itself. Responsibility is so great because the parent is responsible for the total development of the child. In order to be able to give a child the best they can have to develop into a responsible psychology healthy well-being, the parent has to be responsible for themselves as well. When parenting [More]
Our society tends to believe that if one works hard enough, they will do well. However, according to the recent census, two-thirds of people living in poverty are working 1.7 jobs. Many people work hard and are still not making it, not even for basic needs. [More]
A recent article in Huffington Post outlined the devastating statistic that may shock a large amount of Americans: over half of America’s school-aged children live below the poverty line in the United States today, utilizing whether or not a family qualifies for free or reduced lunch as the standard measurement for poverty. [More]
There is a lot of confusion about what Special Education is. People often assume that it’s only for children who suffer from severe disabilities and that it means going to a separate classroom in which all of the students are disabled. But special education is a much broader and deeper educational experience than this.
FB- IEP, FAPE, IFSP, if you aren't aware of the meanings of these abbreviations, you aren't alone. When it comes to the terms and laws of Special Education, things can get confusing. [More]
October 29, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA
Sometimes, someone in our family or one of our family friends may have a mental health issue, and there are children in the family who may not understand what is going on. That means that family members may have to take the time to talk to children about the effects of mental illness and how they are to treat the person that they are related to.
FB- Talking to your kids about mental illness might seem just as intimidating as talking to them about the birds and the bees, but it doesn't have to be. Here are some tips for an easier conversation. [More]