In Brief: Oct. 16, 2000

LEARNING TO LEARN The thinking has long been that kids with dyslexia and other learning disabilities must work twice as hard to absorb as much as their peers. Now some teachers are making classwork more inviting to all students by adopting dyslexia-friendly "universal instructional designs" that use visual aids like slides, repeat concepts several times and allow more time for tests and note taking.

CRYING FOR A SMOKE New moms are often frustrated by the colicky cries of newborns, but according to one study there's something they can do about it: quit smoking. Researchers at the Netherlands Organization of Applied...

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