Benevolent – SAT Vocab

Benevolent (adj)- friendly and helpful. The benevolent boss gave each of his employees a large holiday bonus.

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Parched SAT Vocab

Parched (adj): dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight. Finally, she thought, her throat parched with hunger, they must sell me some orange juice.

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Autism Program

What a great idea to help students with Autism!
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/brooklyn-autism-center-kids-one-on-one-article-1.988673

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Autism and Testing

Interesting article on the way intelligence testing is used on students with Autism. Are we selling them short? Should we modify the testing used based on their disability? http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the-hidden-potential-of-autistic-kids

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ADHD brain patterns

With so many children being diagnosed with ADHD we are left to wonder how to accurately identify and treat them. This article shows a very preliminary step towards identifying brain activity in children with ADHD. One hypothesis is that students with ADHD show less activity with visual processing. More research into this is necessary. However, article proposes a step in the right direction. Check it out … http://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/news/20111127/kids-with-adhd-have-distinct-brain-patterns

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Mundane – SAT Vocab

Mundane (adj)- found in the ordinary course of events. Discussing the details of a regular day is a mundane task.

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Educating parents about developmental delays

I came across this article, http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/52788663-78/parents-health-autism-campaign.html.csp, that discusses a campaign in Utah to help parents become aware of developmental milestones. It is too bad this campaign is not nationwide. Many families may not be aware of the milestones their child should be reaching or how to get help. Check out the milestone check list – it is incredibly detailed from birth to age five. This can be invaluable information for a family and their pediatrician. Early Intervention is a key strategy to helping children who may have a disability. Be sure to advocate for your child if you think they need additional help. You know your child best!

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