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Could Your School Use a Light Therapy Overhaul?

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The winter is long in many parts of the United States. Not only are students trying to stay warm in many locations, but their bodies are craving sunlight. Some children need to get up and go to school when it is still dark outside, or leave buildings as the sun is setting. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a reality for students and can impact how they learn when at school.

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Kids with Migraines Can Benefit from Behavioral Therapy

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A recent research study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that behavioral therapy in conjunction with medication can reduce the number of migraines that children and adolescents suffer.

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MRI Research Reinforces the Importance of Helping Children Process Traumatic Events

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Helping students process traumatic events is an important part of any school therapist's skill set. Teaching children how to cope with emotions, events, and stages of grief can be crucial in helping them understand and process events which have happened to them or those around them.

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DSM-V Changes for Students with Disabilities

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The recent updates to the DSM-V have extensive changes for how disabilities are determined, categorized, and treated. These changes will no doubt impact how schools outline treatment plans for students with disabilities, and will require therapists and educators to determine the best possible path for student success. The updates to the DSM-V are unlikely to affect classrooms immediately, but school districts should still adjust for changes. The most extensive change is that of removing Asperger’s Syndrome as a diagnosis, instead categorizing the behaviors associated with it under Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Schools Re-Evaluating Special Needs Programs

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Many schools across the country are taking a closer look at their special needs services. Determining which students need special education intervention can be a daunting task, and with the right team of specialists evaluating cases, the amount of students that are determined to need special education services may be reduced. Students who struggle in certain subject areas may not necessarily require special education, and may be integrated into regular classrooms given enough support.

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