Thursday, August 10, 2017 How to Succeed in College with a Disability

If you're entering college as a student with a disability, the first thing you should know is that you're not alone. In a study of approximately 11,000 young adults with disabilities, nearly 20 percent were found to have attended...


Thursday, August 03, 2017 Language Development Starts in the Womb

A month before they are born, fetuses carried by American mothers-to-be can distinguish between someone speaking to them in English and Japanese. Using non-invasive sensing technology from the University of Kansas Medical Center...


Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Do People Who are Blind Express Their Emotions in the Same Way as People Who Can See?

Facial expressions play a powerful role in social interactions from birth to adulthood. Fear, joy, anger -- all our emotions are articulated and understood thanks to universal codes. Common sense sees this enterprise as an act of...


Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Williams Syndrome: What It's Like Being A Kid Who Has The 'Opposite Of Autism'

The first time I met Eli, in the late winter of 2011, he was waiting for me at his front door. Gayle had told him to expect a visitor: a writer who wanted to observe him "in his natural habitat," as Gayle put it. She...


Monday, July 10, 2017 Child Safety or Parental Duty: New Study Maps Out Core Concepts in the Vaccination Debate

The recent measles outbreak in Minnesota -- by June, new cases of the disease in that state surpassed nationwide totals for all of 2016 -- has been a sobering reminder of how highly concentrated populations of vaccination...


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