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Car Pollution Linked to Autism

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Children exposed to higher levels of air pollution early in life may have an increased risk of autism, a new study suggests.  In the study, children living in areas with high levels of traffic-generated air pollution during their first year of life were three times more likely to have autism than children living in areas with low levels.

There was also a link between exposure to air pollution in the womb — particularly during late pregnancy — and an increased risk of autism, according to the study.

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Understanding Dyslexia Online Course

Understanding Dyslexia Online Course | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

This free ALISON online dyslexia course will be of great interest to all professionals in the areas of education, child development, and adult literacy who would like to learn more about the causes of and treatment for dyslexia, and to all learners who would like a greater understanding of this common condition.

Understanding Dyslexia is originally from and published by OpenLearn and has a duration of 2-3 Hours for the average learner.

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Brain Activity Differs in Infant Siblings of Children with Autism

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A new study shows that infants as young as 6 months who are siblings of children with autism have different patterns of brain activity compared to infants who do not have a sibling with autism. These differences in brain activity were present even in infant siblings who did not go on to develop autism. Thus, they may reflect genetic differences that are shared by children with autism and their younger siblings.

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Doing Math Can Literally Hurt Your Brain [STUDY]

Doing Math Can Literally Hurt Your Brain [STUDY] | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Warning: Do not look at the image above if you have math anxiety. A new study from the University of Chicago found that, for people who get anxious at the idea of doing mathematics, just preparing to do a math problem can trigger activity in a part of your brain that registers physical pain.

Researchers studied 14 subjects who suffered from anxiety about doing math — but not generalized anxiety — in an fMRI machine that imaged their brain activity. When the subjects were asked to prepare to do a math problem, they showed significant activity in the posterior insula, an area deep in the brain that is associated with responding to threats and experiencing pain.

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Debbie Allison's curator insight, August 3, 2013 1:48 PM

Just one more reason why I should not do math...

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Masters in Educational Psychology

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Find out more about masters in educational psychology programs and locate suitable university online programs for a degree that can lead to some fascinating careers.

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Autism Wonderland: He Basically Failed Kindergarten & I'm Okay With It

Autism Wonderland: He Basically Failed Kindergarten & I'm Okay With It | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"For the most part, I don't care. Because I have an understanding of The Boy's autism. I know that the way the material was being taught was both inappropriate and difficult for him.

I also understand that grades - in the grand scheme of things - don't matter. Because I know a grade will not determine how much The Boy actually knows. And I know goals are what really matter. And he's met a lot of personal goals this year.

Which is why I don't understand why The Boy got a 1 in Personal and Social Growth? (Okay, maybe this grade bothers me a little bit.)"

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