Friday, July 25, 2014

Childhood physical abuse linked to higher dyslexia risk


People who were physically abused as children were roughly five times more likely to have dyslexia than those without such adverse childhood experiences, according to a study in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. PhysiciansBriefing.com/HealthDay News (7/8)  http://www.physiciansbriefing.com/Article.asp?AID=689556

MIT researchers create finger tool that reads text aloud


A prototype of a reading tool that fits on the index finger and aims to assist individuals with vision impairments access printed text has been developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The FingerReader was developed using a 3D printer and uses vibrations to alert users when they stray from the text. The Associated Press (7/8)  http://bigstory.ap.org/article/mit-finger-device-reads-blind-real-time   It seems like this could work for those with various reading disabilities.

Helpful APP' on Grouchy moods Mood


The Grouchies by Debbie Wagenbach is a lighthearted story about what to do when the grouchies take hold. With funny rhymes and a silly chant, this app shows kids some simple and fun ways to turn around grouchy moods. Children will also learn how their mood and negativity can affect their family and friends, and really get in the way of having a good day. Developed by the American Psychological Association, the app also includes an extensive Note to Parents, which offers parents easy-to-apply tips and tools for helping their kids when a grumpy day comes along. Download the app from the iTunes Store and learn how to make the Grouchies go away!   https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grouchies-by-debbie-wagenbach/id385919059?mt=8