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Children with autism are more sedentary than their peers, new study shows

The Autism News

Authors: The Autism News

By MedicalXpress

A new Oregon State University study of children with autism found that they are more sedentary than their typically-developing peers, averaging 50 minutes less a day of moderate physical activity and 70 minutes more each day sitting.

The small study of 29 children, some with autism and some without,...

How iPads Can Refresh Traditional Classrooms

Authors: Eudemic

Following the trend of mass mobile device adoption, educators increasingly contemplate possibilities of using iPads in classroom. State-of-the-art mobile technology is getting more and more popular in different settings and schools are no exception. Adoption of mobile devices is transforming traditional classrooms into a place that...

This Is How Google Recommends You Stay Safe Online

Authors: Eudemic

The Internet can be a scary place. There are people on the web who are looking to take advantage of you for their own personal gain. There. I said it. These people are likely looking to confuse or convince you that they are someone you should be sharing important information with.

In an effort to improve your digital safety, Google...

Children born too close together face autism risk

The Autism News

Authors: The Autism News

By Sarah Knapton | The Telegraph

Children born too close to their siblings face a greater chance of being autistic, a study has found

Parents should avoid having children too close together, after a study found that babies conceived within 12 months of the birth of a sibling were more likely to be autistic.

Youngsters were...

NC mother says autistic daughter was punched, pepper sprayed at school

The Autism News

Authors: The Autism News

By FOX 8 WGHP

A mother is outraged as she claims her daughter with autism was punched and pepper sprayed by a school resource officer — beaten so badly that she had to be hospitalized.

Cleveland County District Attorney is investigating the incident that happened last Friday at Kings Mountain High School.

Kristina...

Brain wave test could diagnose autistic kids more accurately – and earlier

The Autism News

Authors: The Autism News

By The StarPhoenix

The brains of children and adolescents with severe autism react differently to certain audio-visual stimuli than children and adolescents without autism, according to a new study. The findings have the potential to lead to a more objective and accurate diagnostic tools for the disorder.

The study, which...

Jersey City school official says 8-year-old autistic boy wandered off during dismissal

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Authors: The Autism News

By Patrick Villanova | NJ.com

An 8-year-old autistic boy who slipped away from his Jersey City school yesterday and turned up several hours later in Union City disappeared amid the activity of school dismissal, school officials said.

The boy, who participates in the Casper after-school program at School 27 in the Heights,...

Understanding children with Autism

The Autism News

Authors: The Autism News

By FOX 8 WGHP

Autism is a form of developmental disability that causes impairment of social interaction, communication (both verbal and nonverbal), behavior and interest.

An estimated 1.5 million Americans are currently living with autism, and 60,000 individuals live with it in the state of North Carolina. In many...

12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids

NASET

Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Twelve states now have confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68, the severe respiratory illnesses that may have sickened hundreds of children, U.S. health officials report. Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania...

A Straightforward Guide To Creative Commons

Authors: Eudemic

Way back when, research meant going to the library, finding something in a book, and indicating what book you found the information in when you created your bibliography. The internet has brought a significant amount of grey area to the world of citations and bibliographies. Students need to understand how to distinguish relevant,...

The Top 5 Blended And Flipped Classroom Tools

Authors: Eudemic

Blended and Flipped Classrooms can give students more control over their learning path. Added to that, the teachers get more insight into the learning of the class and can intervene as required. Technology plays an important role in blending the classrooms. User-friendly technology ensures that the student has more control over the...

Iron deficiency during pregnancy ‘increases the risk of having a child with autism’

The Autism News

Authors: The Autism News

By Madlen Davis | MailOnline

Mothers of children with autism were more likely to report low iron intake

Risk due to low iron intake increased fivefold if the mother was 35 or over

Increased risk if the mother suffered obesity, hypertension or diabetes

Iron crucial for brain development of a growing foetus

NHS recommends...

Autistic boy, 11, who was banned from becoming a Boy Scout because he was a ‘significant health and safety risk’ wins landmark legal battle

The Autism News

Authors: The Autism News

By Julian Robinson | MailOnline

Thomas Coyne wins ruling after being banned from becoming a Boy Scout

Autistic 11-year-old had spent four years with younger Beavers and Cubs

But parents left ‘shocked’ after being told be would not be allowed to move into Scouts

Claim they were told their son posed a...

A brain wave test could diagnose autistic kids more accurately — and earlier

The Autism News

Authors: The Autism News

By Abby Phillip | The Washington Post

The brains of children and adolescents with severe autism react differently to certain audio-visual stimuli than children and adolescents without autism, according to a new study. The findings have the potential to lead to a more objective and accurate diagnostic tools for the...

5 Tips For Keeping Students On Task While Using Technology

Authors: Eudemic

One of the things I hear most often from teachers who are reluctant to put technology into the hands of their students is that they have visions of students goofing off constantly behind their screen instead of focusing on their work.

Playing games, chatting with their friends, and browsing the internet are all likely suspects...