Can Some Kids Outgrow Autism?

Can Some Kids Outgrow Autism?

"Global developmental delays , language delays and separation anxiety in 18- to 24-month-old children can look like an ASD," said Connell, who was not involved in the study.

'Peppa Pig' accused of being sexist, discouraging girls from becoming firefighters

'Peppa Pig' accused of being sexist, discouraging girls from becoming firefighters

A London fire station's tweet calling out popular British kids' show "Peppa Pig" for using sexist language has spread like wildfire – and sparked a debate about gender specific wording.

How to Raise a Bilingual Child: Seven Strategies for Success

How to Raise a Bilingual Child: Seven Strategies for Success

If you share the sentiment of wanting to raise a bilingual child, here are seven evidence-based suggestions on how to promote successful dual language acquisition in children. In other words, having interactions with extended family members, grandparents, and friends who speak the other language provides further benefit for children’s development.

5 Steps to Reduce Stigma About Mental Illness

5 Steps to Reduce Stigma About Mental Illness

Unless your score is zero, you have had thoughts, feelings, or behaviors which can contribute to increased stigma toward people with mental illness. 3. Don’t use disrespectful terms for people with mental illness.

We Should Change the Adversarial Language of Divorce

We Should Change the Adversarial Language of Divorce

My divorcing clients often say “It’s my day with the kids.” What if parents would say “It’s the kid’s day with Dad” or, to the children, “It’s your time with Mom this week,” rather than “It’s Mom’s week.” Another area of conflict during the divorce process is “(spousal) support” or “alimony.” These terms carry negative meanings.

Dyslexia, Bilingualism and Second Language Learning

Dyslexia, Bilingualism and Second Language Learning

This means that children born with the genetic profile that is linked to dyslexia will have difficulty learning to read whether they are bilingual or monolingual. The core difficulties faced by second language learners who are dyslexic are the same as those of monolingual children with dyslexia.

How Directors Give Oscar Award Speeches Like a Boss

How Directors Give Oscar Award Speeches Like a Boss

Actors delivering Academy Award acceptance speeches make more self-references than do directors, which is a sign of deference, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Language and Social Psychology .

Video of mother recognizing her daughter shows 'dementia can be beautiful'

Video of mother recognizing her daughter shows 'dementia can be beautiful'

It’s a simple conversation shared between a woman and her mother, who is battling dementia and struggling to remember her daughter. That's when Grant asked her mother: “Where’s MJ?” Clearly puzzled, her mother responds by saying she doesn’t remember the last time she saw her.

The Resilience classes helping kids across Australia

The Resilience classes helping kids across Australia

Dr Brabin, a clinical educational development psychologist, has spent over three decades working with young people and has identified that there is a gap in the current social-emotional "learning programs that don’t address the idea of 'Self'" which could be leading to what she sees as an increase in problems with kids.

School bans the words ‘mother’ and ‘father’ from forms

School bans the words ‘mother’ and ‘father’ from forms

“For us, this article is a measurement of social equality.” Supporters of the change claim that using gender-neutral language on school documents relating to parents is a natural step after the country legalised gay marriage six years ago, The Telegraph reported.

Brain Words: A Solution for America’s Reading Problem

Brain Words: A Solution for America’s Reading Problem

Moreover a fact still ignored by educators is that a great deal of research supports the use of standalone spelling books for delivering a deep level of spelling knowledge aka brain words (Wallace, 2006).

How to raise boys in the #metoo movement era

How to raise boys in the #metoo movement era

It’s a positive and long-overdue step — and many parents may now be asking themselves: what’s the best way to raise respectful young men? “It’s important that we teach boys and young men that silence does not mean agreement,” Petrovic says.

The Purpose of Brainpower: Are We "Misusing" Our Minds?

The Purpose of Brainpower: Are We "Misusing" Our Minds?

Our intelligence evolved to deal with each other more effectively and to leverage the skills and abilities we have when we work together.” The reason more than a century passed between global travel and suitcases with wheels is because our brains evolved for social solutions rather than technical ones.

Google and Facebook AI Make New Linguistics Discovery

Google and Facebook AI Make New Linguistics Discovery

The research team of Laura Graesser, Kyunghyun Cho, and Douwe Kiela used the latest in artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to create a computational framework “in which agents equipped with communication capabilities simultaneously play a series of referential games, to study the properties of natural language.” According to the team, theirs is a novel framework because they used the latest-generation deep reinforcement learning that could process rich sensory input.

Being Mindful versus Being Careful

Being Mindful versus Being Careful

Once we become more conscious of the language we use and the way we speak, we can change our ineffective patterns and habits for the better.

3 Ways to Explain Human Behavior

3 Ways to Explain Human Behavior

Freudian theorists claim that conscious beliefs and desires ultimately play a pretty small role in explaining why people do what they do, and that the real drivers of human behavior are subconscious forces. When we look at human behavior via the unified system, three key processes frame our understanding.

Adolescent Communications 101: Five Tips for the Holidays

Adolescent Communications 101: Five Tips for the Holidays

While you want to be heard, understood, and respected—and these are very important for maintaining family balance and harmony—the even bigger task at hand is to show your child what it feels and looks like to be consistent, balanced, and fundamentally respectful and relatable over time.

Science-Based Tips on Buying Toys for Kids

Science-Based Tips on Buying Toys for Kids

Ideal toys are those which encourage child/caregiver engagement in interactions “rich in language, pretending, problem-solving, reciprocity, cooperation, and creativity (and potentially for older children in solitary play).”1 So select safe toys which stimulate the imagination, support child-caregiver interaction, promote exploration and problem solving, and encourage both mental and physical activity.

10 Problems with Consciousness

10 Problems with Consciousness

Central to the book I am writing is the claim that we need a new language game to help define the concepts of behavior, mind, and consciousness.

A Universal Translator for Dog Language

A Universal Translator for Dog Language

I suspected that the situation that he was referring to might have links to the research and applications that I had reviewed at that time since the idea of electronic translation of dog language as part of a security system was first introduced by Eyal Zehavi, the founder of Bio-Sense Technologies in Israel.

What Can We Learn About Pro-sociality From Other Cultures?

What Can We Learn About Pro-sociality From Other Cultures?

This includes an overriding tendency towards an individualist perspective, and relatedly, an under-appreciation of the dynamics and importance of the social dimensions of existence. In analysing pro-sociality, I identified five broad themes: socialising and congregating; morals and ethics; compassion and kindness; interaction and communication; and communality.

'Jersey Shore's' JWoww shares beautiful moment of son after autism diagnosis

'Jersey Shore's' JWoww shares beautiful moment of son after autism diagnosis

The 32-year-old, mother of two and current star of "Jersey Shore: Family Vacation," posted a video on Saturday of her son, Greyson. On the season two premiere of "Jersey Shore: Family Vacation," JWoww got emotional as she revealed Greyson's developmental journey, saying that her little boy had yet to start speaking.

Fortnite: Violent, Compelling, and (Sometimes) Manageable

Fortnite: Violent, Compelling, and (Sometimes) Manageable

Under 13, kids need strictly enforced time limits, as well as active parental monitoring of the play itself.

5 Takeaways from the Treatment of Sexual Abusers Conference

5 Takeaways from the Treatment of Sexual Abusers Conference

Indeed, the field of child sexual abuse prevention is clearly moving toward work with individuals with an attraction to prepubescent children who don’t act on their attraction.

Parenting Stress and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Parenting Stress and Autism Spectrum Disorder

There are many factors that increase parenting stress such as behavioral problems (including aggression and tantrums), cognitive impairments, mood disturbances, functional dependence, hyperactivity, noncompliance, lack of self-care abilities, language deficits, learning disabilities, imposed limits on family opportunities, need for care across the lifespan, toileting difficulties, sexual expression, social difficulties, and a high likelihood of remaining in the home.

When a Parent is a Child's Only Language Source

When a Parent is a Child's Only Language Source

A short time ago, the title of an article in The New Yorker caught my attention, "Why did I teach my son to speak Russian?". Keith Gessen, novelist, journalist and academic, relates how he started speaking his native language, Russian, to his English-speaking little boy, Raffi, whose mother knows no Russian.

Can Conversations Strengthen Early Brain Development?

Can Conversations Strengthen Early Brain Development?

“Conversation is really the meat of language development,” says Rachel Romeo, the lead author of the study and a developmental cognitive neuroscientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Erasing Stigma, One Vote at a Time

Erasing Stigma, One Vote at a Time

Like Americans from all walks of life, families who deal with serious mental health challenges will head to the polls next week to choose elected representatives to fill Congress, state houses and town halls across the country.

Is A.I. Humanity’s Lab Rat or Our Robot Overlord?

Is A.I. Humanity’s Lab Rat or Our Robot Overlord?

One big weakness of this approach—as any animal or machine trainer will tell you—is that training the behavior you want takes a lot of time and effort. If Machine Learning is the computer version of training animals, then Deep Learning is the computer version of sending lab rats through a maze.

What Does a 2-Year-Old Know? You May Be Surprised

What Does a 2-Year-Old Know? You May Be Surprised

His research has shown that 2-year-olds pick up on other people’s preferences, understand others’ desires and emotions, know the appropriate name or word for many objects, and can tell when someone says it incorrectly and even correct them.

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