A dose of bright light in the morning can increase energy and cognitive functioning for adolescents. Electric lights can also help resolve sleep issues for older adults by resetting the circadian clock. Sleep problems can be associated with the buildup of proteins that can kill brain cells and affect memory. It is important to get sleep in, and the use of electric lights during the day can help with this. Read more in the January 2015 issue of Monitor on Psychology.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Famous actors Chris and Marianne Cooper had to advocate for their son to receive educational services. Marianne Cooper states, “ I would have to become relentless to get the results I wanted.” They enlisted an advocacy mentor, Mary Somoza who lists six tips for parents- 1. Don’t take no for an answer. 2. Stay on top of afterschool programs. 3. Join support groups. 4. Be an efficient letter writer. 5. Document everything. 6. Contact you local Parent Center. Read more in Neurologynow.com- December 2015/January 2016 issue.
Friday, December 18, 2015
Friday, December 11, 2015
We work with teens and young adults around educational issues that are impacted by mental health, learning differences and substance abuse.