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The Challenge of Practicing Self-Care as a Parent: Q&A... Recently, I started a mini series that explores practicing self-care as a parent. Because finding the time and energy to care for ourselves while caring for our kids isn’t easy. We … ...
APA Hails House Passage Of Mental Health Provisions In 21st Century Cures Act Calls for Senate to pass similar legislation
Celebrate Their Life, Not Their Loss (Part 3) It’s a funny thing about our dreams.  Just when we think, it looks like they are going to be okay, well life has a way of getting in the way. … ...
Celebrate Their Life, Not Their Loss (Part 4) Around October 2015 Markus Allen was Hospitalized. It was for some unexplained shoulder pain he was having some time when into the Hospital for the constant pain he got the diagnosis no one wanted … ...
5 Ted Talks About Autism Spectrum Disorder Here are 5 Ted Talks about autism spectrum disorder. The forgotten history of autism by Steve Silberman The world needs all kinds of minds by Temple Grandin   How I learned to communicate my inner life with asperger’s by Alix Generous   Autism- What we … ...
7 Inspiring Quotes for Behavior Analysts “Ultimately, knowing what drives us puts us in the driver’s seat.” – Susan M. Schneider, 2012 “The quality of human life, perhaps even the survival of life as we know it, depends on finding ways to make everyone’s environment more nurturing–less coercive and more caring, … ...
Quote of the Day: Memory Banks I often think about the concept that is being addressed in the above parenting quote. I have become impatient and snappy with my kids more often than I wish I … ...
Our Christmas Party Menu The holidays brings lots of get-togethers with close and extended family members. Halloween and Thanksgiving have come and gone. Next, is the Christmas season. I am hosting a Christmas party … ...
Finding the Joy in the Moment I spend a lot of time in my car.  I have four kids, three of them school or preschool aged, so I pretty much spend the majority of my days shuttling people places.  And when I’m not shuttling, I’m usually sitting in a parking lot … ...
Difficult Child, Difficult Parents No surprise here. The child was acting out on top of being ostracized and struggling in school with dyslexia and processing problems, plus her parents’ divorce in addition everything else.  I … ...
Study reveals that occasional negative moods can positively impact student success For some, the start of December marks the beginning of the most wonderful time of the year. But for most university students, the coming weeks mean final exams, mounting stress and negative moods. While that doesn’t seem like an ideal combination for great grades, new research from Concordia University in Montreal shows that the occasional [...]
Sedentary lifestyle may impair academic performance in boys A sedentary lifestyle is linked to poorer reading skills in the first three school years in 6-8 year old boys, according to a new study from Finland. The study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland in collaboration with the University of Jyväskylä and the University of Cambridge was recently published in the Journal of [...]
Teenagers could see long-term benefits from new treatments for depression More than two-thirds of adolescents who suffer from depression could see long-term benefits from receiving one of three psychological treatments — of which only one is currently recommended on the NHS – according to research published today in The Lancet Psychiatry. Depression affects around one in twenty adolescents, causing considerable suffering and potentially affecting relationships [...]
Brain training video games help low-vision kids see better A new study by vision scientists at the University of Rochester and Vanderbilt University found that children with poor vision see vast improvement in their peripheral vision after only eight hours of training via kid-friendly video games. Most surprising to the scientists was the range of visual gains the children made, and that the gains [...]
Most people with depression receive inadequate treatment or no care at all The vast majority of people with depression across the world are not receiving even minimally adequate treatment for their condition, according to a new study of more than 50,000 people in 21 countries by King’s College London, Harvard Medical School and the World Health Organization (WHO). The research, published today in the British Journal of [...]
Study examines effect of privacy controls on Facebook behavior Despite the widespread popularity of online social network platforms, privacy remains a troublesome issue. A new study from the Naveen Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas assesses the impact of Facebook’s granular privacy controls and its effects on user disclosure behavior. “People have different views on the value of privacy controls in managing disclosures [...]
Online group therapy may be effective treatment for bulimia nervosa Eight years ago, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill launched a new kind of clinical trial to compare the effectiveness of online therapy – delivered through group chat sessions – to face-to-face group therapy for the treatment of bulimia nervosa, an eating disorder marked by recurrent episodes of binge eating (or [...]
Tai Chi proves feasible and beneficial for veterans with PTSD Veterans with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who participated in in Tai Chi not only would recommend it to a friend, but also found the ancient Chinese tradition helped with their symptoms including managing intrusive thoughts, difficulties with concentration and physiological arousal. The findings, which appear in the journal BMJ Open, are the first [...]
Standing up may unmask cognitive deficits in patients with Parkinson’s In a new study published online today in the journal Neurology, a research team led by neurologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and neuropsychologists at Boston University has shown that when patients with Parkinson’s disease experience a drop in blood pressure upon standing up – a condition known as orthostatic hypotension (OH) – [...]
Preschoolers’ expectations shape how they interpret speech When we listen to people speak, we aren’t just hearing the sounds they’re making, we’re also actively trying to infer what they’re going to say. Someone might misspeak, forget a word, or be drowned out by background noise, and yet we often get their meaning anyway. This is because we use our past experience with [...]