Parenting: Is It Important to Feed Kids Organic Food?

Parenting: Is It Important to  Feed Kids Organic Food?

(StatePoint) The nutritional choices you make for your children are crucial, setting the stage for good health and good habits for years to come. So if you’ve heard about the benefits of organic food, you may be wondering if it’s worth the extra expense, especially if you’re

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Assistive Technology: Tools to Improve Every Day Living

Assistive Technology: Tools to Improve Every Day Living

Assistive Technology for Aging, Speech Disabilities, Mobility and More Most Americans want to stay in their homes as they age. Not a bad plan, but what if your home doesn’t fit you as well as it once did? Often, aging can be accompanied by a change in

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Wireless Technology Takes Hearing Aids to New Levels

Wireless Technology Takes Hearing Aids to New Levels

by Annette Pinder Hearing loss may not be something people want to contemplate, but it is more common than many people may think. Hearing deficits may occur from birth or be acquired due to injury or prolonged exposure to loud noises. The National Institute on Deafness and

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Coffee As a Pathway to Peace

Coffee As a Pathway to Peace

Working with the Coffee Quality Institute to create architectural-design standards for coffee facilities that accommodate people with disabilities By David Hill It sounds strange. And yet, on an island in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, that’s exactly what’s percolating. University at Buffalo researchers are working with

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Brain Changes in Mice May Benefits of Exercise for those with Autism

Brain Changes in Mice May Benefits of Exercise for those with Autism

In an article published in Medical News Today by Catharine Paddock PhD, exercise seems to affect the brain to reduce some characteristics of autism in mice. In mice that were bred to to model autism spectrum disorder (ASD) University of Tokyo scientists discovered that surplus connections in brain

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Floortime Therapy for Children with Autism

Floortime Therapy for Children with Autism

By Amy Pinder, MA, CCC-SLP Floortime therapy does not necessarily entail spending time on the floor with your child – but it could! Floortime therapy is a key component of the DIR model, developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan and Dr. Serena Wieder. Using this approach, caregivers and

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