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Children Advocate To Help Fellow Student With Down Syndrome

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Far too often we hear about school bullying.  Just read this feel good story of how a group of students banded together to fight to keep their friend with Down syndrome in district with them….and won! “Brady was going to be moved to a school with a program for students with special needs, even though he was thriving in a class with his friends. His friends petitioned the school system to let him stay in their class.” When an 11-year-old boy with Down syndrome was told he would not be able to attend middle school with his friends in the fall, they went to bat for him. Brady Green’s... 

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Good Nutrition Positively Affects Social Development, Penn Research Shows

Monday, May 16, 2016

Study finds good nutrition will enhance cognitive function and promote good social behavior, which is essential to brain development and intelligence. The main finding of a new study from two University of Pennsylvania researchers has found proper nutrition during childhood can positively affect a child’s social behaviors and development.  The results are published in the journal Maternal and Child Nutrition.  The researchers found a number of nutritional markers including lack of vitamin B2 and niacin; and insufficient protein intake. Social interactions studied included Friendliness Extent... 

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No Such Thing As A Good Spanking

Friday, May 6, 2016

Just the other day a study came out titled Risks of harm from spanking confirmed by analysis of 5 decades of research”   As you can imagine, looking at the comment sections in most places this study was shared, the top liked comments were from parents that didn’t take kindly to being told what to do in the privacy of their home (or in the cereal isle of the supermarket). Five decades of research of over 160,000 children found the more children are spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents and to experience increased anti-social behavior, aggression, mental health problems... 

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Late Talkers, Silent Voices

Monday, April 4, 2016

HALF OF THE FUNDS ARE NEEDED BY APRIL 15TH IN ORDER TO SHOOT OUR FILM ABOUT CHRIS ULMER IN MAY. PLEASE DONATE TODAY.  40 Million Americans have a communication disorder – 1 in 12 are school-age children​. Millions of kids struggle with expressive, receptive, fluency or voice issues – they struggle to be heard and to be understood. If that weren’t enough, they also deal with the assumption that their difference in communication reflects a difference in their cognitive ability. Late Talkers, Silent Voices is a media project that aims to raise awareness about and reflect the experiences... 

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Camden’s Birthday Party Brings Worldwide Awareness For Apraxia Which Started In a Cherab Support Group Message

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Camden said the day after the party to his mom Traci “Mama this has been the second best day of my life building Legos with you, my best day was yesterday.” Camden’s birthday party has been the most awareness for apraxia in a few days than apraxia has had in over the past century! It all started at the Cherab’s one support group on Facebook at apraxia.org when Traci Eubank shared to the group expressing her frustration about her son not having any friends to invite to his upcoming birthday party.   Lisa Geng who runs the group and is President of Cherab, and co author of... 

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Communication Impairments Documentary

Friday, June 5, 2015

“One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can’t utter.” ~ James Earl Jones, who most are not aware grew up with and still has a speech impairment Call out to help us share a voice for the families that deal with communication impairments with a historic documentary. Even though numerous families were already selected, it’s been decided that one more family is needed for the communication impairment documentary which now includes families and individuals of all ages that deal with autism, apraxia, and stuttering. The award winning producer is looking... 

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The Power of Sound: A Therapy Worth Listening To?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

  Auditory and language processing deficits can be multi-faceted and complex, and knowing where to turn to help a child with these challenges can be overwhelming for parents. Sound or listening therapies might be helpful for some children, and in fact, anecdotal evidence abounds of children making significant language processing gains after undergoing such programs. Some forms of sound therapy cite clinical research studies touting average developmental gains for its participants of one to three years. Sound therapies, however, are not without controversy. Some professional organizations have... 

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“Night-Night” Bedtime Tips For Special Needs (and all) Kids

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

“A year later at 8 years old, Lily developed a sleep disorder where she was waking up 5 & 6 times a night, every night for almost 8 months! Lily’s tiny little body was put on yet another medication Clonodine. The Clonodine didn’t help much as she went from waking 5 to 6 times a night to 2 to 3 times a night. It was not an easy time for anyone in our home!” ~ Dawn Falley Exhausted isn’t the best way for anyone to start their day.  Unfortunately there are sometimes children or adults who have problems getting or staying asleep.  Medicine shouldn’t be your first turn... 

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Teaching Tips For A Speech Impaired Child

Friday, February 28, 2014

“Statistically, more American children suffer long-term life-harm from the process of learning to read than from parental abuse, accidents, and all other childhood diseases and disorders combined. In purely economic terms, reading related difficulties cost our nation more than the war on terrorism, crime, and drugs combined. “We need to reconceptualize what it means to learn to read and who’s responsible for its success if we’re going to deal with the problem.” – Dr. Grover Whitehurst, Director Institute of Education Sciences, Assistant Secretary of Education,... 

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Video Games May Help With Academics, Motor Skills, Behavior And Much More

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

“I use to be anti games until I saw how they really helped my son” ~ Tanya StilwellLike Tanya, many parents may be reluctant to purchase video or computer games for their child due to concerns of violence or addiction.  If you have a child with a communication impairment however, video games provide a way for children to play with others without having to talk.  If your child has a multifaceted impairment such as apraxia or autism there is strong evidence that video games won’t just help provide a way for your child to socialize with others, but may improve motor, behavioral,... 

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  Pursuit of Research strives to promote good nutrition from foods that provide essential nutrients, with an emphasis on functional foods for those individuals with neurologically based impairments and conditions.  Most don’t understand the evidence between nutrition and cognition, and the gut/brain connection.  Food changes gut bacteria in as quick as one day.  The primary function of Pursuit of Research is to provide hope and education, and to  share healthy... Read More

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Communication Impairments Documentary

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“One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can’t utter.” ~ James Earl Jones, who most are not aware grew up with and still has a speech impairment Call out to help us share a voice for the families that deal with communication impairments with a historic documentary. Even […]

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Food Changes Gut Bacteria As Quick As A Day

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“Now there is hard evidence linking conditions such as autism and depression to the gut’s microbial residents, known as the microbiome. And neuroscientists are taking notice — not just of the clinical implications but also of what the link could mean for experimental design.” WE’RE 90% MICROBIAL AND ONLY 10% HUMAN Some people wonder how feeding a […]

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Eating Clean To Protect The Brain

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“So you recommend that pregnant women eat organic produce?” I asked Grandjean, a Danish-born researcher who travels around the world studying delayed effects of chemical exposure on children. “That’s what I advise people who ask me, yes. It’s the best way of preventing exposure to pesticides.” Grandjean estimates that there are about 45 organophosphate pesticides […]

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