Assessment and intervention model being used in more than 20 Edmonton schools.

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A University of Alberta education researcher who achieved dramatic results with early assessment and intervention to help Grade 1 and 2 students with reading difficulties says there’s still a chance to help these students in Grade 3.

George Georgiou, a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, along with his collaborators Rauno Parrila at Macquarie University and Robert Savage from the University College of London, started working with 290 Grade 1 students from 11 Edmonton public schools in 2015-16.

The group trained undergraduate and graduate students to assess students’ reading abilities and provide appropriate interventions, such as intensive phonics and matching of the newly learned correspondences with words in children’s storybooks, to help them improve their reading.

By doing so, Georgiou and his team reduc...

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October
2018

More women need to be screened for cervical cancer, say U of A medical residents

Pap tests and reducing HPV risk are the best prevention against the deadly disease.

Up to 30 per cent of Canadian women are not being regularly screened for cervical cancer, and the
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October
2018

Science a tough sell in a world full of miracle cures, says U of A health skeptic

TV series featuring U of A professor Timothy Caulfield returns for second season to bust myths about sleep, germs, relationships and more.

Health myths and phony treatments that promise to extend your life are difficult to kill simply
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October
2018

Scientists develop atomic-scale ‘simulator’ that acts like an electronic circuit

Breakthrough could lead to faster, more accurate programs to train neural networks for machine learning.

University of Alberta scientists have developed an atomic machine that acts like an electronic
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October
2018

Letting your dog sleep with you is good for chronic pain sufferers, new study shows

“A sense of relaxation and caring are emotions that release positive hormones in our bodies that will help us sleep better.”

For chronic pain sufferers, it may be smart to let sleeping dogs lie, a new University of Alberta