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Richard L. Stewart '74 PhD studies attachment-bond between parent and child

Having returned to Mass in 2013 to care for my aging mother, I opened a forensic practice in Worcester. I have specialized in testing and child related issues in the forensic area, generally divorces as well as care and protection cases. In any event, and despite being behaviorally oriented, I been asked on numerous occasions to assess the "bonding" between parent and child.

Educational app levels the playing field for preschoolers

school children use tablets in classroom

Scientists find Khan Academy app can help bridge the education achievement gap for at-risk children, an important finding during coronavirus-induced remote learning 

As millions of families struggle to keep their children learning while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, preliminary results of a randomized, controlled study led by David Arnold, psychological and brain sciences, show that 4- and 5-year-olds from low income families who used a Khan Academy Kids App for three months at home achieved “substantial gains in their pre-literacy skills that brought them nearly to the national average.” 

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