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Researcher designs schoolyard for children with autism

Researcher designs schoolyard for children with autism | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A Kansas State University graduate student is creating a schoolyard that can become a therapeutic landscape for children with autism.
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Yoga Shows Psychological Benefits for High-School Students

Yoga Shows Psychological Benefits for High-School Students | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Yoga may serve a preventive role in adolescent mental health, according to the new study...
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New data show children with autism bullied 3 times more than their unaffected siblings

New data show children with autism bullied 3 times more than their unaffected siblings | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
The results show that 63 percent of children with ASD have been bullied at some point in their lives.
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Psychiatric News Alert: Combined Bullies/Victims More Suicidal

Psychiatric News Alert: Combined Bullies/Victims More Suicidal | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Children who are both victims and bullies are three times more likely to have suicidal thoughts, or have planned and engaged in suicidal or self-harming behavior before the age of 12, compared to children who were neither bullies nor victims.

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Altering Behavior: From Reducing Bullying To Training Scientists

Altering Behavior: From Reducing Bullying To Training Scientists | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
If you want to change how teenagers view bullying, go to the straight to the source of most school trends: the most connected crowd.
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Adolescents from unstable families lose ground in rigorous high schools

Adolescents from unstable families lose ground in rigorous high schools | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Research continues to support a connection between instability in the home and school performance in adolescents, but a new study in the January issue of Sociology of Education takes the research a step further by exploring how the relationship...
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Good relationship with teacher can protect first graders from aggression

Good relationship with teacher can protect first graders from aggression | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A new study of 217 Canadian seven-year-old twins finds that children who were genetically vulnerable to being aggressive were more likely to be victimized by their classmates than others.
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Positive Outcomes For Children When School-Based Mental Health Support Available

Positive Outcomes For Children When School-Based Mental Health Support Available | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

A study of more than 18,000 children across England found that embedding mental health support in schools as part of the Targeted Mental Health in Schools (TaMHS) programme led to greater improvements in self-reported behavioural problems among primary pupils.

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For youth sexting: Public supports education, not criminal charges

For youth sexting: Public supports education, not criminal charges | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Sexting – sending sexually explicit, nude, or semi-nude photos by cell phone – has become a national concern, especially when it involves children and teens.
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A Nation Wrestles With Another School Shooting

A Nation Wrestles With Another School Shooting | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Yesterday in Ohio there was a shooting. A high school student opened fire in the school cafeteria. Some have died and others are wounded. As every news outlet in the country and across the world quickly reported, this is not the first school shooting in the United States, and the story line is familiar enough that that it felt like we were reading the same reports we've read before.

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Spotting dyslexia before a child starts school | e! Science News

Spotting dyslexia before a child starts school | e! Science News | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Children at risk for dyslexia show differences in brain activity on MRI scans even before they begin learning to read, finds a study at Children's Hospital Boston.
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School performance may be linked to physical activity

School performance may be linked to physical activity | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A systematic review of previous studies suggests that there may be a positive relationship between physical activity and the academic performance of children.
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IQ Can Rise And Fall In Adolescence

Intelligence, as measured by Intelligence Quotient (IQ), can rise or fall significantly during our teenage years, and these changes are accompanied by changes in brain structure, according to new research published in the journal Nature that suggests the findings may have implications for the way children are tested and streamed at school.

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