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2009-11-20 14:22:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There are 18 separate tax hikes in the Reid-Obama healthcare bill. One of them caps the amount that can be deferred in Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) at $2500 per year (a similar provision was included in the Pelosi-Obama health bill and written about by Congressman Cathy McMorris-Rogers, R-Was., for National Review Online). There is currently no limit to how much can be saved, though all monies must be used by the end of the year. Employers...

2009-11-20 12:29:07

    * Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) have a number of cognitive deficits.    * Mathematical ability seems particularly damaged in children with FASD.    * A new study supports the importance of the left parietal area for mathematical abilities in children with FASD. Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) have a number of cognitive deficits, but mathematical ability seems particularly damaged. Little is known...

2009-11-04 16:12:00

WHEATON, Ill., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital now provides neuropsychological assessments and testing for children ages 5 to 18 who are exhibiting behavioral issues or academic difficulties. Christine Valessares, a licensed clinical neuropsychologist, performs the neuropsychological testing which not only assesses the child's general intellect and achievement skills but also determines the child's level of ability in learning and memory, verbal and...

2009-10-29 14:21:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- K-12 instructors, now more than ever, are better prepared to meet the challenge of teaching students who are at different levels of achievement and who come from different backgrounds. In his new position paper, Arthur Griffin Jr., senior vice president of McGraw-Hill Education's Urban Advisory Resource, explained how a formalized process called Response to Intervention (RtI) is helping teachers support struggling students using scientifically based...

2009-10-12 06:30:00

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- New brain research is unlocking long-standing mysteries, explaining how the brain trains itself and how human beings develop their superior cognitive skills. New scanning tools (FMRI, SPECT, QEEG, etc.) are advancing neurology's understanding of a process called neuroplasticity and shedding light on a simple looking balance and movement regimen used since 1982 by developmental specialists to treat people with ADHD, Dyslexia and other...

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2009-09-17 07:40:00

When it comes to writing the pen apparently is mightier than the computer keyboard. Second, fourth and sixth grade children with and without handwriting disabilities were able to write more and faster when using a pen than a keyboard to compose essays, according to new research. The study, headed by Virginia Berninger, a University of Washington professor of educational psychology who studies normal writing development and writing disabilities, looked at children's ability to write the...

2009-08-19 11:41:58

As a child progresses from one grade level to the next, there are certain behaviors parents and teachers can watch for to help recognize and rehabilitate subtle learning disabilities that could hinder the child's long-term academic career, said a developmental pediatrician at Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu). "When a child enters kindergarten, third grade, junior high and high school, the new learning environments add more stressors than the levels before," said Dr. Sherry Vinson, an...

2009-07-28 10:25:00

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that children exposed to anesthesia during Cesarean section are not at any higher risk for learning disabilities later in life than children not delivered by C-section. These findings are reported in the current issue of the journal Anesthesiology."We found that the incidence of learning disabilities was equal between children who were delivered vaginally and those who were delivered via C-section but with general anesthesia," says Juraj Sprung, M.D., Ph.D.,...

2009-07-22 04:30:00

Help for Teachers to Make "Friends Who Care" in their Classrooms CHICAGO, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Elementary school educators now have a new, free teaching tool to help their young students learn about children and adults with disabilities. Easter Seals, the country's leading non-profit provider of disability services, just launched an online version of its award-winning disability awareness curriculum, FRIENDS WHO CARE(R). "Easter Seals developed this resource for teachers...

2009-05-26 15:07:00

Palace Theatre Event Raises Almost $53,000 WESTPORT, Conn., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities' seventh annual gala benefit, held at Stamford's Palace Theatre on April 25th celebrated the message that for children with learning disabilities, the sky is indeed the limit. Following a sparkling reception featuring signature cocktails, courtesy of Bacardi, more than 200 guests attended the on-stage award ceremony hosted by John Harper, the popular radio personality...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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