Sensory Stimulation Activities for Children With Special Needs

The different senses play important roles in the reception and transmission of information to the brain. We analyze and processes this information before our bodies produce a reaction (gestures, behavior, etc). Because everyone receives sensory signals differently; different bodily reactions are possible between individuals. But for children with sensory processing disorder, it can be especially difficult to thrive, […]

Aging and The Alzheimer’s Brain: What we now know in 2019

The best known and most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s dementia (commonly known as Alzheimer’s disease). It alone accounts for around 60% to 65% of dementia cases. The Alzheimer’s brain affects only the thin outer layer of grey matter, the cortex. Because it begins in a progressively old region of the cortex involved in […]

All about writing disabilities and dysgraphia: The truth about scrawling and scribbling

Humankind underwent an unimaginable transformation in the last millennium. The Science Museum of London, England estimates that we communicated using language as much as 100,000 years ago. Historians posit that prior to the development of language, humans communicated through writing. Yet, many brilliant people over the centuries with dysgraphia and writing disabilities prospered, succeeded, and showed […]

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

  “Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder” was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form. However, this version is designed for W3C, accessibility compliance. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder of the neurodevelopmental type.[9][10] It is characterized by problems paying attention, excessive activity, or difficulty controlling behavior which is not appropriate for a person’s age.[1][2] The symptoms appear before a person […]

Anxiety disorders

  “Anxiety disorders” was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in it’s original form.  However, this version is designed for W3C, accessibility compliance. Anxiety disorders are a group of mental disorders characterized by significant feelings of anxiety and fear.[2] Anxiety is a worry about future events, and fear is a reaction to current events.[2] These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a fast […]

Dementia

  “Dementia” was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in it’s original form.  However, this version is designed for W3C, accessibility compliance. Dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that cause a long-term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember that is great enough to affect a person’s daily functioning.[2] Other common symptomsinclude emotional problems, difficulties with […]

Southbury Training School

          This article was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in its original form.  However, this version is designed for website accessibility standards.     Southbury Training School is a large residential facility in the towns of Southbury and Roxbury, Connecticut. It was built in the 1930s as a large state-funded and state-operated residential and […]