Chatty Child News

02.01.2017

FEMA’s Progress in Aiding Individuals with Disabilities Could Be Further Enhanced

By:GAO Highlights

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has taken steps to improve its disaster services for people with disabilities and its support to other entities, such as state and local governments. FEMA established the Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) following enactment of the PostKatrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 (Post-Katrina Act) to lead the agency’s efforts to promote inclusiveness in disaster planning, response, and recovery. However, there is no established procedure for FEMA Regional Administrators, who oversee disability integration staff in the regions, to involve ODIC in the activities of these staff.

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02.01.2017

Fast food with a side of fluorinated chemicals

By:Environmental Health News

Fast food packaging from popular spots like McDonald’s and Starbucks contains a potentially harmful chemical that leaches into the food.

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12.12.2016

Singing Mice May Help Uncover the Roots of Human Speech

By:The Atlantic

One chilly day in February 1877, a British cotton baron named Joseph Sidebotham heard what he thought was a canary warbling near his hotel window. He was vacationing with his family in France, and soon realized the tune wasn’t coming from outside. “The singing was in our salon,” he wrote of the incident in Nature. “The songster was a mouse.”

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12.09.2016

Study Shows Visual Cues Predict Babies' First Words

By:The Atlantic

After about a year, give or take, of staring and babbling, babies eventually begin to say their first words. Mama. Ball. Dog. Millions of parents all over the world know this.

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11.21.2016

Real-world visual statistics and infants' first-learned object names

By:The Royal Society Publishing

We offer a new solution to the unsolved problem of how infants break into word learning based on the visual statistics of everyday infant-perspective scenes. Images from head camera video captured by 8 1/2 to 10 1/2 month-old infants at 147 at-home mealtime events were analysed for the objects in view. The images were found to be highly cluttered with many different objects in view. However, the frequency distribution of object categories was extremely right skewed such that a very small set of objects was pervasively present—a fact that may substantially reduce the problem of referential ambiguity. The statistical structure of objects in these infant egocentric scenes differs markedly from that in the training sets used in computational models and in experiments on statistical word-referent learning. Therefore, the results also indicate a need to re-examine current explanations of how infants break into word learning.

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09.02.2016

10 Ideas to Increase Pencil Pressure

By:YourTherapySource.com

Recently, I received a question about a student who is having difficulty applying pencil pressure when writing. The therapist was having some success using markers but was looking for other suggestions. Here are 10 ideas to increase pressure when writing.

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02.04.2016

Helping Asperger’s Teens To Survive and Thrive: 15 Key Steps

By:Anna Kaminsky (Advanced Psychology/Child Psychology Resources)

For children with Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism (HFA), change is hard; all their lives they have struggled with the confusing and troubling nature of the highly changeable world around them — then suddenly, with the advent of the teen years, the changes ...

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08.17.2015

Another Approach to Raising Healthy Eaters

By:The New York Times

A recent book provides three tips to introducing children to foods that are good for them.

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08.17.2015

Bedtime Stories for Young Brains

By:The New York Times

Two new studies examine the unexpectedly complex interactions that happen when you put a small child on your lap and open a picture book.

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07.13.2015

The New York Times

By:The New York Times

Parents have a better chance of controlling their children’s addiction to texting and gaming if they set aside family times for putting down devices.

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