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Academic accommodations help University of Iowa students with disabilities get over obstacles in learning

February 15, 2018   0 Comments

Academic accommodations help University of Iowa students with disabilities get over obstacles in learning

Finding the right college or university is a challenge for every student. This challenge becomes even more daunting for students with learning disabilities (LDs). Even academic institutions are found struggling because LDs are considered “non-apparent disabilities” due to the absence of outward signs. Although federal law mandates American colleges and universities to offer certain services
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Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network Day: Mothers who sexually abuse their sons

September 20, 2017   0 Comments

“She had this big bedroom and if we were ever sick or anything like that we’d stay in her bed. One day she just initiated it, she just started touching me and it just went from there. She preyed on the fact I was coming into puberty and made me feel important and special.” These
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Ways in which traumatized teens can care for themselves during troubled times

August 24, 2017   0 Comments

The horrific violence between white nationalists and counter-protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug. 12, 2017, has left the United States and many parts of the world deeply distressed. In the days following the violence, media has been flooded with disturbing images and news of the clashes, including the death of Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old civil
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Adolescents with incarcerated parents are at higher risk of mental disorders

July 17, 2017   0 Comments

Adolescent years are not as fun-filled and carefree as one would like to believe. In reality, teens often face several stressful situations during this critical phase of their lives. Added to this if the parents are incarcerated, the extent of challenges faced by the teens go up significantly. Adolescents with one or both parents in
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Smart food choices and regular exercise boosts teens’ physical and mental health

July 12, 2017   0 Comments

Teens deal with a wide variety of issues during adolescence, including physical and emotional changes, peer pressure, high expectations from parents and the search for a unique identity. In many cases, such issues can increase stress levels. For adolescents suffering from body image and weight-related issues, the stress may lead to the development of mental
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Utah health department launches opioid risks awareness campaign

May 17, 2017   0 Comments

During the teenage years, an individual usually experiences an irrepressible urge to be like a grown up, be independent and develop his/her own separate identity. While experiencing such feelings are normal signs of development, these could prove to be risky as well, since, often, teens become rebellious and experimental and end up abusing drugs or
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Electronic aggression and dating: Where does the anger come from?

January 27, 2017   0 Comments

Kids today are wired, and that doesn’t mean they’re drinking a lot of coffee. According to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), over 60 percent of adolescents aged 13 to 17 belong to at least one social network site. While AACAP reports that this can actually have benefits – something a 2012
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Changing the way we perceive teens to tap into ‘The Power of the Adolescent Brain’

September 26, 2016   0 Comments

What do adults see when they look at teenagers? Maybe they see the similarity the children have to their parents. Maybe they see blooming human beings learning to be themselves. Maybe they see a buzzing hive of hormones and obstinacy. But do they see power? The truth is that teenagers are full of opportunity, dreams
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When it’s do or die: Learning about ‘Negotiating the Nonnegotiable’

July 26, 2016   0 Comments

Almost everyone has been there. You and another person have to resolve a conflict, be it in business or in your personal life. However, the problem doesn’t appear to be one that you both can solve. Whatever it is, you just can’t find a solution to the problem. So how does one negotiate the seemingly
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How ‘gamification’ can build motivation

March 3, 2016   0 Comments

Professor Lee Sheldon of Indiana University turned his classroom into a videogame. Students selected their own virtual avatars, joined guilds and completed quests. Instead of receiving letter grades, students earned XP, a common videogame acronym that stands for experience points. The experiment was a resounding success. Sheldon wrote in his book, “The Multiplayer Classroom”: “As
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