Children’s Social Competence in the 21st Century

For children diagnosed with childhood disintegrative disorder, Asperger syndrome or other developmental brain disorders, developing social skills for different contexts can be a challenge.

At the 15th annual Summer Institute in Communication Disorders, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists and other child care professionals will discuss the social obstacles children with Autism Spectrum Disorders face and how… more »

After-School All-Stars awarded $1.25 million from the Georgia Department of Human Services

Matching funds, in-kind donations bring total to $5 million

The Georgia Department of Human Services’ Afterschool Care Program awarded the After-School All-Stars Atlanta program a $1.25 million grant to continue its services during the 2013-2014 academic year.

The After-School All-Stars Atlanta (ASAS-A) program, which provides comprehensive after-school programs for at-risk students in the metro-Atlanta area,… more »

Atlanta ranks 21 on list of top-50 healthiest cities

The city of Atlanta was ranked the 21st healthiest metropolitan area in the United States for the second consecutive year, according to the American College of Sports Medicine’s 2013 American Fitness Index (AFI).

Walt Thompson, associate dean for graduate studies and research in Georgia State University’s College of Education and chair of the AFI Advisory… more »

Acquiring Science Knowledge

How do you know the Earth is round?

A kindergarten student may answer this question differently from a student in sixth grade, 10th or 12th grade.

Maggie Renken, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education who studies students’ conceptual understanding, is working on a research project that analyzes students’ sources of… more »

Exercise and Healthy Aging

Ellis puts older adults’ concerns about exercise into perspective with risk screenings

When Rebecca Ellis began working on a healthy aging study a few years ago, she noticed older adults were not really interested in participating in a research study that involved exercise.

This begged the question, what kept the older adult population from participating?

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