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August 2013 Blog Posts (3)

The Homework Hot Button

With another school year starting up, it seemed the perfect time to revisit the homework discussion.  Check out fellow blogger Tobi’s previous post entitled:  Homework: Too Much, Too Little or Just Right.   She reviews the research from Duke University’s Dr. Harris Cooper and his recommendations on the 10 minute rule for homework: about 10 minutes of homework per day per grade…


Added by Cecilia Cruse on August 21, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Back to School Means Backpack Awareness

School is back in session and the backpacks are in full force!  Remember that the 3rd Wednesday in September of each year is designated Backpack Awareness Day so this year it falls on September 18, 2013.   Overweight backpacks remain a significant issue with school age students.   The…


Added by Cecilia Cruse on August 16, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Biological Basis for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders?

There was a press release this week about a  groundbreaking new study from UC San Francisco that has found that children with SPD “….have quantifiable differences in brain structure for the first time showing a biological basis of the disease that sets it apart from other neurodevelopmental disorders.”  You can…


Added by Cecilia Cruse on August 2, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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