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Autism Awareness 2014

In honor of Autism Awareness month …

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Don’t tell me I’m normal

If you get a chance, I highly recommend this TED talk called What I’ve learned from my autistic brothers, by Faith Jegede.  She talks about living and learning from her autistic brothers, and what we can take away: Now, I cannot deny that there have been some challenging moments in my family, moments where I’ve wished that […]

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Left Brain, Right Brain

As we observe both of our children in their Brain Balance programs, we continue to be curious about the emerging research on the brain.  Mercedes-Benz just produced a visually compelling advertisement which I think does a beautiful job representing the differences between the left and right sides of the brain. You can click on the […]

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New research on dyslexia

This morning I read an interesting article about some new research on dyslexia.  There were a couple of key passages that resonated with me: Some hypothesize that in people with dyslexia, the way that speech sounds are represented in the brain is impaired, while others contend that the brains of people with dyslexia represent the […]

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Brain Balance

About a month ago, I pried myself away from my kids on a Saturday morning to attend a Gluten Free Expo about an hour away. I was a little disappointed at first – it seemed like everyone there was trying to offer the best chocolate chip cookie, but not much else. After awhile I reconciled […]

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