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Stopping the ‘Summer Slide’ Experts discuss the reality of summer learning loss and share tips for how to prevent it

At the end of every school year, many parents start to worry about the “summer slide”— the loss of knowledge and skills attributed to summer break. But experts disagree on just how concerned parents need to be. In 2017, researchers from the Brookings Institution examined several studies related to summer …

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New Psychiatric Unit at the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital Provides Kids and Teens a Therapeutic Space to Heal

New Psychiatric Unit at the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital Provides Kids and Teens a Therapeutic Space to Heal

Maryland’s first trauma-informed psychiatric unit for children and teens experiencing mental health crises opened this week at the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital (UMCH) in Baltimore. The 16-bed inpatient unit, a therapeutic environment featuring curved walls and nature themes, is designed to be safe space for patients ages 5-17 who …

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Breakthroughs With Human-Horse Bonds Rose of Sharon Equestrian School promotes possibilities for children with special needs

There is magic in the moment when something reaches and teaches a child in ways typical school settings can’t. For some children with special needs, this breakthrough is found with horses. For almost 20 years, the nonprofit Rose of Sharon Equestrian School (ROSES) has provided equine-facilitated learning services that draw …

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