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Science Daily

Key social reward circuit in the brain impaired in kids with autism
Science Daily
Disrupting the mesolimbic reward pathway in mice reduces their social behavior, prior research has shown, but no one knew how closely the pathway was tied to social skills in people. "This is the first neurobiological evidence in children that this ...



The Atlantic

'My Past Has Caught Up to Me'
The Atlantic
Justin Stoneham's mother, Karin, was a vivacious woman. He has evidence of it in VHS tapes he discovered after his father died. There she is, in a swimsuit, frolicking on the beach with abandon; now, she's goofing around with Justin's father, who ...



The Good Men Project (blog)

Fathers Develop Children's Social Skills to Make Friends
The Good Men Project (blog)
Fathers are vital for the development of children's social skills, their relationships with peers and friends, their capacities to resolve conflict and their abilities to concentrate. Dad is also an important provider of social opportunities in the ...



Light Reading

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Social Skills
Light Reading
We also hear about a recent Connected Britain event from guest podder Shannon, who also fuels a massive tangent about the pros and cons of social media. Iain ruins the jaunty mood by lamenting the continuing culling of jobs among the world's operators.



The Sydney Morning Herald

Magnet treatment could improve social skills of young people with autism
The Sydney Morning Herald
Although there have already been a small number of studies showing some promising signs of improved social skills through TMS, researchers stress that it is likely to take many years before they will have enough evidence prove whether or not it is a ...



South China Morning Post

How Google Glass can improve autistic children's social skills by reading facial expressions
South China Morning Post
People with autism have trouble with social skills, and verbal and non-verbal communication. Researchers at Stanford University have harnessed Google Glass to develop a form of self-guided therapy that families can use to coach an autistic child to ...



Point/ARC offering PEERS program, a new social skills group for teens with autism, social challenges
User-generated content (press release)
The Point/Arc of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati is the first organization in the region to offer the PEERS Social Skills Group for Young Adults program, helping teens with autism or other social challenges build and maintain lasting ...



PSU professor awarded $3.3M to study impact of kindergarten readiness program
EurekAlert (press release)
MindUP, a program started by actress Goldie Hawn's foundation, is designed to help kids develop social-emotional and self-regulation skills, including learning how to manage their emotions, get along and cooperate with others, focus their attention ...



The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com

Academic And Social Skills Insights #18
The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com
Q: Lately, I have been having trouble sleeping at night. I get into bed early because I am so tired from my long day at work and with my children, but I cannot sleep. My mind races and I start to think about all the things I did not get done and all of ...



SmartBrief

The communicator's secret weapon
SmartBrief
Today's knowledge-based economy has created new demand for communication skills. Findings from a Pew Research study found an 83% increase, since 1980, in hiring for jobs that require strong social skills, including interpersonal and communication.


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