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August 10, 2012
It seems that everybody is talking about standardized test results these days.  The No Child Left Behind Law (NCLB) requires schools to make “adequate yearly progress” on standardized tests in reading and math (next year in science as well).  Local newspapers regularly post the standardized test scores of area schools.  Property values are sometimes tied...
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I was very glad to see the research report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences(PNAS), concluding that children labeled ADHD have normal brains that simply develop later than their peers.  This study compared brain scans over a period of years between a group of  223 children diagnosed as having ADHD and a...
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I was alarmed to read about a study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders suggested that eating disorders and other weight control methods such as dieting, diet product use, and vigorous exercise, rose among male adolescents between 1995 and 2005.   The Academy for Eating Disorders (which publishes the International Journal of Eating Disorders), writing about...
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Interview With Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.–Author of The Human Odyssey by Kelly Jad’on (originally published on Basil & Spice blog, December 7, 2007).   The author of 13 books, Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., has spent his life writing and speaking about human development, with a particular focus on children. He has appeared on The Today Show, CBS This...
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