Psychology & Psychiatry

South Africa's reading crisis is a cognitive catastrophe

When the late Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko published his seminal book, "I write what I like", in 1978 it wasn't about individual self-expression or even self-indulgence. It was a political statement with its origins ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Depression education' effective for some teens

In an assessment of their "depression literacy" program, which has already been taught to tens of thousands, Johns Hopkins researchers say the Adolescent Depression Awareness Program (ADAP) achieved its intended effect of ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Speech-language pathologists can help kids who struggle to read

Educators call it the fourth-grade slump: a time when some children, faced with increasingly complex schoolwork, start to lose interest in reading. Yet classroom teachers may not employ the strategies that can get these students ...

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