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Current research: Is handwriting still important?

Cursive is becoming obsolete. How can that be?  I remember 1st grade at Glebe Street Elementary School in Johnstown, New ...
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Psychoeducational Evaluation

A psychoeducational evaluation includes assessment in the following areas: Executive Functions- abilities such as attention and concentration, drive and motivation, ...
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Child Abuse and Neglect

What is child abuse and neglect? Child abuse and neglect includes any act that harms a child. Some people use ...
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Behavior, Learning, & Development

 

Age of Majority: Preparing Your Child for Making Good Choices

By National Center on Secondary Education and Transition. Public domain. Last Reviewed:August 2008 The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) ...
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Pervasive Developmental Disorders

What are Pervasive Developmental Disorders? The diagnostic category of pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) refers to a group of disorders characterized ...
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Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)

What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition in which a person has ...
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Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder

What is Autism / PDD? Autism/Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) is a neurological disorder that affects a child's ability to communicate, ...
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Mental Health

 

Depression in Children and Teens

Is this topic for you? This topic covers depression in children and teens. For information about depression in adults, see ...
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Major Depression

By Johns Hopkins Health Information Last reviewed:December 2009. Major Depression What is it? Symptoms What the doctor looks for What ...
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Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens

What is bipolar disorder in children and teens? When children older than age 6 or teens have bipolar disorder, they ...
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Phobias

Phobias are extreme and irrational fears that interfere with daily life. People with phobias have fears that are out of ...
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Panic attacks

A panic attack is a sudden feeling of extreme anxiety or intense fear without a clear cause or when there ...
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Anxiety disorders

Anxiety disorders occur when people have both physical and emotional symptoms. Anxiety disorders interfere with how a person gets along ...
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Anxiety Overview

Feeling worried or nervous is a normal part of everyday life. Everyone frets or feels anxious from time to time ...
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Eating Disorders

 

Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia is one of the most common eating disorders. If you would like information about other eating disorders, see the ...
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Addiction & Substance Abuse

 

Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse

What is teen substance abuse? Many teens try alcohol, tobacco, or drugs. Some teens try these substances only a few ...
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