Jul 26 2017

Trouble Talking? Californians can Borrow an iPad for Free.

Category: Health,LearningAdmin @ 9:58 am

In January 2017, a new program started lending iPads to people with speech disabilities. By using the installed speech applications, people who have difficulty talking or trouble being understood can speak independently or more easily. This 18-month pilot program hopes to address a long-standing problem among potential users of such assistive technology: It is difficult to prove one could benefit if the technology is not available for learning on and testing. Such proof is often needed in order to get funding from insurance or other… Read more

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May 03 2016

Free Online Children’s Health Summit This Week

Category: Alternative Education,HealthAdmin @ 11:34 am

The “Children’s Health Summit” webinar is going on this week, once again hosted by Carla Atherton, a functional nutrition coach specializing in children and families. It started yesterday and continues through Saturday, May 7, 2016. Each day’s presentations can be watched for free for 24 hours. You may also purchase the entire set of interviews during or after the conference. The price will go up when the conference is over. Today features: Judy Converse (“Nourishing Children with Special Needs”) Dr. Jill Carnahan (“Autoimmunity,… Read more

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Apr 24 2016

Children and Mental Illness

Category: Health,SafetyAdmin @ 9:40 pm

Learning disabilities may be in vogue, but they are not the only reason that some children have trouble in school or in life. One child’s emotional meltdowns can make it difficult for everyone. Unfortunately, it can take years before a child receives what he or she needs. Liza Long knows first-hand how bad the mental health care arena can be. Her son is better now, having finally been accurately diagnosed and then properly treated, but reaching that point took years. She has written about their struggles – and the sorry state of mental… Read more

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