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Autism Spectrum Disorder: Training Weak Cognitive Skills

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In recent years, the medical community has broadened its reference of autism to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Although the new term covers a wide range of deficits and functions, it provides no more insight into an individual’s cognitive abilities. One test that can help identify weak brain skills associated with

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Redshirting: Is your child ready for kindergarten?

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It may seem premature to be weighing things like high school athletics and class rank before a child even enters kindergarten, but those are real factors for some parents who are considering “redshirting” their five-year-old. What is redshirting? Named for the sports-related concept of having athletes who are kept out

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Why Math Matters—and What You Can Do To Help Your Child

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In her book, The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way, Time magazine journalist Amanda Ripley writes about Americans’ lackadaisical attitudes toward math, despite its thread being woven into practically every profession. From measuring floor covering to making change for customers, understanding math is crucial, and

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POP QUIZ: How well do you know your teen’s brain?

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Understanding a teenager’s brain is as complicated as the cosmos. Just when you think you’ve got it figured out, you’re face to face with unchartered territory. But with the help of advancing technology, like the noninvasive fMRI, we learn more about this enigma every day. In fact, there’s so much

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