If you are looking for apps for the iPod, iPhone and iPad that address individuals whom have dyslexia and learning disorders this post will provide you with a list of apps that address "reading, spelling, writing, organizational/study skills, (and )increasing self-confidence in the classroom and workplace." The apps are divided into categories so you may quickly move to the area of interest. Many but not all of the apps are free.
Being aware of the mistakes we naturally have in our thinking can make a big difference in avoiding them. Unfortunately, most of these occur subconsciously, so it will also take time and effort to avoid them - if you even want to.
To all appearances, Eleanor Longden was just like every other student, heading to college full of promise and without a care in the world. That was until the voices in her head started talking. Initially innocuous, these internal narrators became increasingly antagonistic and dictatorial, turning her life into a living nightmare. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, hospitalized, drugged, Longden was discarded by a system that didn't know how to help her. Longden tells the moving tale of her years-long journey back to mental health, and makes the case that it was through learning to listen to her voices that she was able to survive.
For the first time, researchers have implanted an electrode that can record neural activity while it simultaneously delivers electric current to the brain.
Minneapolis-based medical device company Medtronic developed the device, which can also adjust its electrical output in response to the changing conditions of the brain. This automated control could one day improve deep brain stimulation treatment and even enable doctors to use the device to treat more conditions, experts say.
My first reaction - "do we need yet another social network?"
After reading about the philosophy of Zurker, my answer was "yes" - because it is one that is owned by the network members and responsive to needs of the network members, rather than being a centralized, corporate, profit-oriented, juggernaut.
Zurker is literally a member-owned application. You actually get shares in the company and so can profit from its growth.
And Zurker is driven by democracy. It's new - and still developing. Instead of changes being introduced top-down (whether you wanted the change or not) Zurker seeks out your ideas and feedback, so that their development team can develop the social application most in tune with what users actually want.
By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 08/05/2013 08:21 AM EDT on LiveScience Children with Asperger's syndrome show patterns of brain connectivity distinct from those of children with autism, according to a new study.
Sometimes it's boredom. Sometimes a need for attention, or a grievance against a world that is passing them by. But, asks Claire Hardaker, an academic specialist in online behaviour, how should we treat these disparate kinds of abuser?
Health psychology programs are very popular amongst students, many of them wishing to specialize in such areas as clinical and health psychology, health and wellness psychology, and even beauty psychology.
Find out more about health psychology online programs and locate suitable university online degree programs.
Every year you take your car in for a service. No matter how well designed the car is, no matter how much you spent on it, it will need minor adjustments to keep it going. Your brain also needs regular “servicing”.
Taking an organizational psychology PhD is a good step towards a rewarding degree. This page will help you to find out more about organizational psychology and to locate suitable university online programs.
Omega-3 may reduce ADHD symptoms Examiner.com Norwegian scientists used omega-3 fatty acids to reduce ADHD symptoms in rats, according to information published August 23. The researchers also demonstrated a “biological component” to ADHD.
Retired physician David Hilfiker, 68, invited me to his Washington, D.C., home to discuss the blog he’s operated for the past 10 months.
David has Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia that causes memory deficits and difficulty performing everyday tasks. This cognitive disorder manifests variably across patients, and its symptoms can appear in people as young as 30 or as old as 90.
He was first diagnosed in September 2012, although he'd experienced symptoms of "mild cognitive impairment" five years beforehand. David Googled “natural course of Alzheimer’s” to prepare himself for the next few years of his life.
David is certainly unusual among those who share his diagnosis. Shortly after discovering he had Alzheimer's and announcing his disease to close friends, family and acquaintances, he launched Watching the Lights Go Outon Blogger.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first brain wave test to help diagnose attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children.
The test uses an electroencephalogram, or EEG, with sensors attached to a child’s head and hooked by wires to a computer to measure brain waves. It traces different types of electrical impulses given off by nerve cells in the brain and records how many times those impulses are given off each second.
The test takes 15 to 20 minutes, and measures two kinds of brain waves — theta and beta. Certain combinations of those waves tend to be more prevalent in children with A.D.H.D., the Food and Drug Administration said in a news release.
Legal analysts can debate how significant Stand Your Ground was in the George Zimmerman case. What I’m concerned about is how it affects individual psychology, and people’s sense of entitlement to use their firearms in situations where direct conflict could have been avoided.
We’re in a society where we digest violence daily, often from a very young age. Violence can seem “cooler” than non-violence. Teenagers may learn to assert themselves through verbal and physical aggression.
As adults, we have the obligation to try to teach children and teenagers to defend themselves with an assertiveness that doesn’t violate others, and by physical means only when necessary. The Stand Your Ground Law extends the idea of when it is necessary. What does that mean for what we teach our children?