NESCA Launches Informative New Blog: NESCA News & Notes

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NESCA, p.c. (Neuropsychology & Education Services for Children & Adolescents), a Newton, Massachusetts private practice headed by Dr. Ann Helmus, has launched a new blog, NESCA News & Notes, at http://www.nesca-news.blogspot.com. Intended to become a significant resource supporting clients, their families and other professionals in related fields, it will provide timely reports on significant developments in science, education and the law as they relate to children with neurologically-based special needs, including learning disabilities, emotional or attentional problems, executive functioning deficits and autism spectrum disorders, along with links to carefully-screened and reliable sources of additional information on these subjects and announcements of upcoming special events.

NESCA, a respected private pediatric neuropsychology group practice in Newton, Massachusetts, has begun publishing an informative new blog called NESCA News & Notes (http://www.nesca-news.blogspot.com). Updated daily, in addition to announcements of upcoming special events, it contains objective information of interest not only to the group's clients, their families and other professionals involved in their care, but also to anyone interested in science and public policy as they relate to healthy child development.

NESCA Founder/Director Ann Helmus, Ph.D. said, "NESCA has always been a practice that listens to its clients, and we wanted to expand and enrich our dialog with them. We felt that our families deserved, and that we were obliged to provide, carefully-screened material they could use to make better-informed choices about diagnostic and treatment options for their children, and about parenting in general. We also wanted to be able quickly to share with them any breaking scientific news of concern to us that could influence our clinical thinking."

Readers may easily subscribe to NESCA News & Notes by RSS and Atom feeds, or by email. Comments on individual posts are encouraged. For additional information about NESCA, please visit our website: http://www.nesca-newton.com.

Some recent posts to NESCA News & Notes include:

-- SELD: Social-Emotional Learning Disability - The Dyslexia of the 21st Century

-- Phthalates from Cradle to Grave: Better Living through Chemistry

-- Transcending the Gaps in Autism Research

-- The Waldorf School Approach to Reading

-- Must Siblings of Sick or Disabled Children Suffer? Boy Alone and The Music Room Reviewed

-- Educating Everyone - A Timely New Report on Special Education by WGBH Boston 89.7

-- More on the Safety of Bisphenol-A

-- John Ratey's Latest Book - Spark

-- Prenatal Exposure to Flame-Retardant Chemicals PDBEs Impacts Early Child Development

-- FDA Expresses "Some Concern" About BPA

-- Selected Internet Autism Spectrum Disorder Resources

-- Autism Research and Environmental Toxicity

-- Autism Marked by Auditory Processing Delays

-- Recommended Autism Reading List

-- The Explanatory Power of Epigenetics

-- How to Select Someone to Evaluate Your Child

-- California Autism Cluster Study

-- A Toxic Loophole - Chemicals Kept Secret

-- TDC: The Developmental Collaborative at NESCA

-- Author and Autism Blogger Susan Senator to Speak at NESCA

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