A recent opinion piece by the Editorial Board of The New York Times entitled The Coronavirus’s Lost Generation of Students has raised concerns that the same type of slump or slide is likely to occur during the COVID-19 pandemic for many of our nation's 50 million children, regardless of learning difficulties. They cite a study by the Northwest Evaluation Association that suggests, students who do not receive sustained instruction during the coronavirus school shutdown will retain only 70 percent of their annual reading gains compared to a typical year. Deteriorating performance in math is even more dramatic. These losses can be attributed in part to missing many days of school at the onset of the pandemic when most schools were unprepared to move to online learning platforms. While some states have been able to make the transformation to distance learning quickly and effectively, many have simply discontinued schooling until the end of the school year, while others are still … [Read more...] about Will Distance Learning Produce a Coronavirus Virus Slump?
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For example, I had been monitoring an athlete in my clinic recently, and we noticed a spike in the anger domain on his daily symptom checklist. We called the parents to find out what was going on. We learned he was anxious and worried about not participating in school, falling behind and getting bad grades. He felt isolated from his peers. So, he decided to go off the protocol and return to school letting us know, or allowing us to set up an appropriate academic care plan. He went on his own, and couldn’t take it. He couldn’t focus, felt nauseated, and went to nurse’s office. He went home was really upset with himself and kicked trash can, and punched a wall. This showed up during the symptom tracking, and we were able to intervene by using the customized academic care plan built into the management protocol, which included visits to the school psychologist, and effectively returned him to the school environment. … [Read more...] about Balancing Precarious Emotions in Sport Concussion Protocols
Shedding Weight The Right Way Don't lose weight due to dehydration: Your weight reduces if you remain dehydrated, but this is not really weight loss; the fats you should be burning still remains in your body. Losing weight due to dehydration is not even a permanent way to lose weight. The muscle in your body will shrivel due to the lack of moisture  . Burn fats by gaining muscle: The best way to lose fats from your body is through strength training. Strength training helps you gain muscle and aid in shedding weight at the same time. Doing just cardio exercises is not enough, if you stop doing cardio you will regain the bulk you lost. Get healthy by losing fats: The best way to get rid of the fats in your body is by weight lifting. To stay safe and achieve your goal of losing weight and building muscles effectively you should get a trainer to guide you in doing the strength training the right way without getting injured  . The right diet is the key to muscle mass: A proper diet … [Read more...] about Weight Loss Vs Fat Loss: Which is Healthy For You?