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July 30, 2018
by Hilda Huj

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Screenism: Impacts the Modern World Has on Us

July 30, 2018 18:26 by Hilda Huj  [About the Author]

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We live in a technological world, full of different “screens” we look at on an everyday basis. From our childhood and throughout our adolescence and adulthood, we are exposed to them. However, not that often we question ourselves about the impact they have on us. In the matter of fact, we are often fascinated with the fact that children now can so early use different devices, such as phones and tablets. But we often fail to explore this fascination further and ask ourselves what this really means when it comes to the development of children. [More]

July 9, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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Dads Who Don't Take Paternity Leave at Higher Risk for Paternal Postpartum Depression, Study Shows

July 9, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Maternal postpartum depression, a mood disorder experienced by up to 20 per cent of women after they’ve had a baby, is also experienced by men in the form of paternal postpartum depression. Taking leave after the birth of a child may lower a father's risk of this serious, yet seldom reported condition. [More]

July 3, 2018
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Students on the Autism Spectrum Benefit from Teachers with Specialist Training

July 3, 2018 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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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]

June 9, 2018
by Amy Rollo

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The Impact of Video Games on Children's Mental Health

June 9, 2018 20:25 by Amy Rollo  [About the Author]

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As a child counselor, one of the most common questions I have received the past few years has been about video games and childhood mental health. With the recent increase in school shootings, we look for a reason to understand the unthinkable events. Inevitably, the news will discuss video games as a potential cause of each school shooting. [More]

May 7, 2018
by Amy Rollo

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Using Play Therapy as Communication for Parents

May 7, 2018 12:06 by Amy Rollo  [About the Author]

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There are many different modalities of play therapy. While there are different types, all of the forms use play as the main form of communication. Play is thought to be a child’s natural language, so toys are an ordinary way for a child to communicate. Much research suggests that children 9 years and below can benefit from play therapy. [More]