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Lumosity Presents Largest Ever Study of Arithmetic Skill Development in Adolescents and Young Adults by Michael S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 21 Feb 2011 8:07pm On February 18 and 19, 2011, researchers from Lumos Labs unveiled what we believe to be the largest data set ever presented on arithmetic skill development in adolescents and young adults. The research, presented at the Learning and the Brain Conference in San Francisco, CA, demonstrates dramatic improvements in arithmetic skill throughout ado ... Read on »
Those crazy teenagers! What do they think they’re doing? by Karen R. Patient Expert Posted Tue 04 Oct 2011 9:42pm What is it about teenagers that drives their parents so crazy? I had a mother of two young teenage boys in my office this morning, bewailing the very typical actions of her sons.  By all accounts her sons are good kids - they (generally) listen to her and (eventually) do ask she asks them to.  They aren’t in trouble at school, generally get ... Read on »
20 Top Tips for Parenting Teenagers by Tina G. Patient Expert Posted Mon 15 Mar 2010 3:42pm I’m currently reviewing an audio book called You’re Empowered! Parenting Teens with Conviction, Communication and Love by Sue Blaney. While I’m getting some pointers on how to tame the animals, not pull my hair out, improve communication with my teenagers, I thought I’d share with you… Sue Blaney’s 20 Top Tips for Parenting Teenagers…. ... Read on »
Brain Development Continues in to Early Adulthood by A4M Worldhealth.net Posted Sun 16 Oct 2011 12:34am Posted on 2011-10-13 06:00:00 in Brain and Mental Performance | Whereas it has been a long-held belief in medical communities that the human brain ceases to develop in adolescence, a number of recent studies sugge ... Read on »
Teenage Independence by Esa .. Patient Expert Posted Wed 24 Sep 2008 12:25pm Yesterday I picked H up from school to take her to her basketball coach, and as she threw her things into the backseat and jumped into the car, I asked how her day had gone.  "It was great!" she said.  A couple of beats later, she said, "Well, it really was a crummy day, but I had a good attitude so that made it great." When I asked h ... Read on »
About Addiction: Alcohol, Legalization, Internet-Addiction, the Drug war, and Teen Drug Use by Adi Jaffe Posted Wed 31 Oct 2012 12:27pm a couple weeks away, A3 Link posts are back with a brand-new set of addiction article straight off the press! With election season gearing up we have some news regarding new laws on the ballot for legalization in some states, as well as internet-addiciton being deemed an official diagnosis in the new DSM, and everything in between. Check out al ... Read on »
Later school start improves mood, motivation in teenagers by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 05 Jul 2010 12:00am JAMA / Archives - A short delay in school start time appears to be associated with significant improvements in adolescent alertness, mood and health, according to a report in the July 2010 issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, ... Read on »
Teachers Are Using YA Literature in Classrooms to Encourage and Motivate Children And Teens To Read More by 1888PressRelease Posted Wed 10 Apr 2013 8:18am     1888 PressRelease - The US Department of Education found that the more students read for fun on their own time, the higher their reading scores. (Las Cruces, NM) -Teachers are discovering that popular young adult (YA) books can be great choices to encourage and motivate children and teens to read more and with greater enthusiasm ... Read on »
Teachers Are Using YA Literature in Classrooms to Encourage and Motivate Children And Teens To Read More by 1888PressRelease Posted Wed 10 Apr 2013 8:18am   1888 PressRelease - The US Department of Education found that the more students read for fun on their own time, the higher their reading scores. (Las Cruces, NM) -Teachers are discovering that popular young adult (YA) books can be great choices to encourage and motivate children and teens to read more and with greater enthusiasm bo ... Read on »
More Visits to Cairo and More Friendships Developed... by Laura Efinger, OT Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:06am Since starting this blog, I have had the pleasure of corresponding with some wonderful students, therapists and educators. Dianne Koontz Lowman, Ed. D. is one of these educators that I met through this blog. We started corresponding after I emailed the blog to the OT department at James Madison University in the US. In November, I had the pl ... Read on »