COSTCO 2. The same issue of the Costco Connection mentioned "the world's strongest librarian." The connection with Costco? The store sellls a book he has authored with that title. The connection with us? In the book, the author shares his experiences with Tourette's "and how books and bodybuilding saved him." It's on page 94 at the link in the item above. Or go here for a video on Tourette's and the author; here to find out more about the book and the man; or here to see a New Yorker review of the book.
THE CHILD MIND INSTITUTE has updated its online mental health guide to reflect changes in the DSM-5. If you want to read about changes in any of your favorite "traits," check it out. And find other 2e-relevant articles on the site's home page.
ADDITUDE. If ADHD is in the mix at your house, check out ADDitude's "Get Ready for School" feature, including "10 actions to take now" and a sample letter to explain ADHD to the teacher. Read more. Separately, ADDitude offers a free webinar next Tuesday titled "ADHD and Gender: Girls, Women, and Stigma." Find out more.
READING AND THE BRAIN. From Science Daily: "A combination of brain scans and reading tests has revealed that several regions in the brain are responsible for allowing humans to read. The findings open up the possibility that individuals who have difficulty reading may only need additional training for specific parts of the brain -- targeted therapies that could more directly address their individual weaknesses." Read more.
WE KNOW IT'S BAD FOR KIDS: Video gaming for boys with autism; and television for toddlers.