Published October 17, 2010
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Published September 23, 2016
A recent report from StatsCanada, cited by CBC news, suggests that kids who play more outside have fewer problems with peers. It sounds like outdoor play is a win-win for kids – better lifestyle and better social lives! The implications are obvious.
Published September 19, 2016
A commentary in the Globe and Mail recently reported on a Canadian study on school climate. The results are not what you might expect, but they do make sense.
Published September 16, 2016
A brief from the UCLA School Mental Health Center looks at homework from a mental health perspective, and offers a number of tips on how to handle homework to make it a successful and satisfying experience.
Published September 14, 2016
An article on PsychCentral describes new approaches to tailoring individual adaptive treatment programs for child and adolescent mental health problems. The SMART method is described in a new special issue of the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
Published September 9, 2016
A new report from the CBC suggests, as we all know, that there are many special needs students who are missing out on services, and that simply writing an IEP doesn’t solve the problem. More dedicated staff are needed, right across Canada. CASP members will likely find parallels to the latest edition of CJSP with this report.
Published September 5, 2016
New research from the University of British Columbia, reported by CBC, is looking at genetic markers for damage done by prenatal exposure to alcohol, and ultimately, hoping to develop an early screening measure for the disorder. Early intervention, while not able to erase the damage done, can improve the child’s cognitive and social functioning, as has been seen with Down’s Syndrome and ASD.
Published September 2, 2016
A new study from the University of Illinois, reported in EurekAlert, indicates that the impact of childhood bullying can still be felt in college students. If ever there was a role for school psychologists to effect prevention measures in elementary and secondary school, this is it!