Friday, March 30th, 2012
Experts: Wide ‘Autism Spectrum’ May Explain Diagnosis Surge
During the briefing for reporters Thursday on the CDC’s latest findings that one in 88 children in the U.S. (one in 54 boys) has a diagnosis of some brain disorder that falls on the “autism spectrum,” there was a polite but revealing dust up. Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, conceded –in response to a question– that the increase in cases could be the result in changes in the way such disorders are diagnosed.
Recording Catches Teachers Mistreating Special Needs Student
Two Alabama teachers have been put on administrative leave after the mother of a 10-year-old student with cerebral palsy attached an audio recorder to the bottom of his wheelchair and caught them scolding him about drooling, among other things.
Bringing Up an E-Reader
It may take a generation to know for sure whether e-books are better for children than regular books.
Impatient Parents Tend to Bring Up Unruly Toddlers
According to new research, how mothers and fathers react when their children test their limits may have a lasting effect on their development.
‘Cinnamon Challenge,’ Popular with Teens, Proves Risky
It’s a relatively simple dare, but teens are sending themselves to the hospital by attempting the “cinnamon challenge.”
First Divorce Expo in U.S. Aims to ‘Empower’ Attendees
Exhibitors will showcase services to help people dealing with the divorce process.