Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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The art and science of child development.
Stephen Camarata Ph.D.
The free exchange of ideas, debate, and scientific discovery are the foundation of civil society, regardless of political or religious views. The alternative is darkness.
Charter schools are controversial, but are they better than public schools in unbiased comparisons?
Ensuring that people with disabilities do not unnecessarily become victims of the COVID-19 pandemic: moral and ethical considerations,
New discoveries in hearing science and surgical techniques restore hearing and accelerate development in children born with severe to profound hearing loss.
Impassioned scientific debate and criticism are essential for discovery. Social activism aimed at bullying scientists into abandoning research is antithetical to discovery.
Will clinical-translational discovery be derailed when targeted by social activism?
Public policy on the use of genetic testing must include protection for all people.
In science, as in life, being "old" is not necessarily a vice.
Why does the "vaccines cause autism" myth persist even in the face of overwhelming evidence that vaccines do not cause autism?
Kindergarten children's latent love of learning is being destroyed by attempts to "teach to the test" and prepare for a lifetime of worksheet drudgery.
Why do the reported rates of autism keep rising? And, will they keep rising despite new programs designed to detect and treat it?
Iceland and other countries are "curing" Down Syndrome using prenatal screening, genetic counseling, and, ultimately, pregnancy termination.
The need for honesty and accountability in our schools
What can parents and teachers do to improve thinking ability?
Be sure to say "hello" to people with Down Syndrome. Their day, and yours, will definitely be brighter if you do.
Special education testing can be a bewildering process. Here's what you can do to help your child.
Teachers—and schools—should not be diagnosing ADHD or pushing medication. In fact, US teaching approaches may be causing ADHD "symptoms" in young children.
What if prodigy and genius are redefined as developmental disabilities requiring treatment—rather than as unusual gifts to be nurtured?
When a child talks late, does this mean they have autism?
Does forcing a preschooler to sit in a desk and do "schoolwork" make them better students when they are older? The answer may be surprising!
Praise May Not Work Quite the Way Parents Hope
Is there a deadline for hardwiring a child's brain? Misinformation about critical periods in brain development can create needless panic.
The Intuitive Parent: Finding your own parent style while tuning in to your child
Stephen Camarata, Ph.D. is a professor at both the Bill Wilkerson Center and the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and author of The Intuitive Parent: Why the Best Thing for Your Child Is You.