Victoria Lougheed

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The high cost of autism -- and why it's worth it

I can't even begin to explain what it was like to see our son, Wyatt, open the elementary school production of "Rock & Roll Forever."<p>This was the same child who was once so fearful of noises that we couldn't get him into the school cafeteria.<p>Yet there he stood in front of 200 people. At 11, he was …

We need to research practical knowledge about autism – not just how it affects the brain

Practitioner research can help bring about a more evidence-informed approach to support<p>Last month saw the publication of a report that asked What should autism research focus upon?, produced by the Institute of Education and Research Autism. It shows that a majority of research funding and …

Recent Experiments Give A Glimmer Of Hope For A Treatment For Autism

These are important and widespread substances: ATP, a molecule that shuttles energy around cells, is a purine; so are half the "genetic letters" in DNA. Cells under viral attack tend to shed them.<p>Too many of them in the blood can thus be a signal of viral infection. In that case activating the CDR …

The Best Apps for Developing Sherlock Holmes-Like Reading Skills

With the overwhelming amount of content available both online and in print, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Thankfully, a few great apps can help you …

Protect Your Kids From Failure

The case for self-esteem, success, and even an occasional participation trophy<p>It isn't usually spelled out quite so bluntly, but an awful lot of parenting practices are based on the belief that the best way to get kids ready for the painful things that may happen to them later is to make sure they …

One Way To Keep Your Kids Academically Challenged This Summer

A set of concerned parents-turned-entrepreneurs decided to get in the rink with other educators worldwide who have been fighting to improve academic performance. Their entry into the rink came by way of the technology based educational program, TurtleDiary.com.<p>It was a feeling of being unsatisfied …

7 Reasons Why It's Good To Speak Another Language

It's one of life's truths: Being bilingual or multilingual can only be considered a good thing. The ability to travel seamlessly in another country; to interact with people you wouldn't otherwise be able to communicate with; to really understand and immerse yourself in another culture, whether it …

Here's Why 'Reading Rainbow' Was The Best Kids' TV Show Ever

The Kickstarter project, led by former "Reading Rainbow" host LeVar Burton, absolutely exploded, reaching its goal of $1 million within just 11 hours of its launching. It has now raised more than $3.8 million from more than 81,000 backers, making it one of the most-funded Kickstarter projects of …