When disaster strikes in America, heroes rush in. We’ve seen it time and again: when all seems lost, real-life supermen (and women) step up to save the day. But what if, right now, there is a hidden catastrophe spreading quietly, insidiously through our nation’s cities, towns and communities — and yet we have the power to stop it? What if our children and their futures were in peril? Who will become a hero now?
From Davis Guggenheim, the Academy Award®-winning director of AN…Continue
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Read Let's Get Visual, by Brian S. Friedlander, Ph.D., an article on software for creating visual tools for children with autism and other developmental disorders.
Individuals with autism are often described as "visual learners" or "visual thinkers." In fact, Temple Grandin, a well-known speaker on, and an individual with, autism titled one of her better known books, Thinking in Pictures. My personal experience, while limited, has certainly shown this…Continue
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Most of us are not what we could be. We are less. We have great capacity. But most of it is dormant; most is undeveloped. Improvement in thinking is like improvement in basketball, in ballet, or in playing the saxophone. It is unlikely to take place in the absence of a conscious commitment to learn. As long as we…
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(CNN) -- For an injury that is largely invisible, it is no small irony that a new test to detect concussion involves the eyes.
The two-minute test, which tracked subtle vision problems in athletes with suspected traumatic brain injury, was a near-perfect gauge of whether a concussion had occurred, according to a new study.
"Fifty percent of the brain's pathways are devoted to vision," said Dr. Laura Balcer, study co-author, who added that eye movement provides a window…Continue
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