How to Spot Depression in Children

Depression is a mood disorder that affects people of all ages, including children and adolescents. It is estimated that it affects 2 in 100 children, and 8 in 100 teens. When a child seems sad, it doesn't necessarily mean he or she has depression, but it’s important that we know how to recognize when there is potential problem. Keep in mind that while depression is a serious illness, it is also a treatable one. Read on to learn how to recognize the signs.
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Read 3 years

Great Reads for 3-Year-Olds

Remember, reading time can be a great way to bond with your child. When reading, act out the parts, be silly, and make some noise (animal sounds, car sounds, etc.). Get your child involved by asking questions e.g. “What happens next?”’ “What does the cow say?”. Often times kids this age will want to hear the same story over and over. This is totally OK - it is calming and reassuring, and helps with memorizing words.
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Make friends

Helping Your Child Make Friends

Making and keeping friends is vital for kids. Friendship helps children grow emotionally and developmentally, because it teaches critical social skills such as cooperation, communication, problem solving, and emotional control, which are important all through life. Friendship is also a crucial form of acceptance, and gives kids a sense of belonging and connectedness at school.
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Machine learning

Using Machine Learning to Build Screening Algorithms

Screening for developmental cognitive disorders is a complicated task, and one that is currently accomplished using standardized questionnaires that utilize simple rules manually prepared by specialists. A standardized test might, for example, add up the scores for all the answers in a questionnaire and compare the sum to a fixed threshold in order to produce a screening outcome. Here at Cognoa we employ more sophisticated methods, leveraging the emerging technology of **machine learning** to create screening algorithms that are more effective, more specialized, and better able to adapt to the dynamics of the real world.
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Child rights

5 Critical Things You Need to Know about Your Child’s Rights

If your child has been diagnosed with a developmental delay, learning difference, or disability, chances are he or she may need some additional support in the classroom, or additional services at school such as speech therapy, counseling, or additional instruction in reading or math. By law (specifically the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or “IDEA”) your child has a right to these services. Here’s a summary of what you need to know:
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Helping Your Child Sleep Better

While waking up in the middle of the night is very normal for some toddlers, it can nonetheless be extremely frustrating and exhausting for parents. Here are some tips that may help your child get a better night’s sleep and keep them asleep throughout the
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