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Study Aims to Improve Communication for Children with Down Syndrome

Study Aims to Improve Communication for Children with Down Syndrome

- Zach Berger

Communication can be one of the biggest struggles for children suffering from Down Syndrome. A Penn State study is hoping to change that, improving communications aids to help those children meet academic and social needs.


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Hanging Up the Nittany Lion Jersey for the Last Time Hanging Up the Nittany Lion Jersey for the Last Time
17 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Drew Klingenberg
The most difficult thing in the world for me to explain is the erratic mix of feelings I experience on game day. It begins the night before with a tussle of emotions as I try to combat nervousness with a positive visualization of the game. [Read More]
Zika Virus: Is Pennsylvania at Risk?
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Zika Virus: Is Pennsylvania at Risk?
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
The World Health Organization has declared the Zika Virus outbreak a world health emergency. Is Pennsylvania at risk? Centre County Report's Georgie Wayne and Nicole Joscelyn report. [Read More]
‘Live the Stream’ Documents Life of Legendary Penn State Flyfisher Joe Humphreys ‘Live the Stream’ Documents Life of Legendary Penn State Flyfisher Joe Humphreys
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Matt Coleman
Joe Humphreys grew up around the State College area, and he didn’t miss the opportunity to fish the incredible waters of the region. He learned the art of fly fishing, went on to master it, and became a household name for those familiar with the sport. [Read More]
Police Emphasize Concern for Public Safety in Wake of Local Murder Police Emphasize Concern for Public Safety in Wake of Local Murder
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"Many residents have expressed disappointment that law enforcement has not released details about the case. We understand your disappointment, but ask you to understand it would be counterproductive to discuss the details of the incident in the public venue." [Read More]
Trio of Penn State Students Covering Super Bowl 50 Trio of Penn State Students Covering Super Bowl 50
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
Most Penn State students will spend Super Bowl Sunday watching the big game in a dorm room, downtown apartment, or local sports bar. But three of Penn State's brightest will be on location at Levi's Stadium for Super Bowl 50 -- not as fans but as future communications professionals. [Read More]
Maryland-Born Sports Bar 'The Greene Turtle' Coming to State College Maryland-Born Sports Bar 'The Greene Turtle' Coming to State College
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Sara Civian
Maryland-based sports bar chain The Greene Turtle is expected to find a home in State College by the end of 2016. The menu features typical American bar food with national, regional, and local beer selections. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Iowa Blasts Past Nittany Lions 73-49 Penn State Basketball: Iowa Blasts Past Nittany Lions 73-49
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State cut the lead to just nine points late in the first half but a 16-6 run blew the game open as time expired in the opening 20 minutes of play. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Recruiting Strategy Changes As Program Continues Rebuild Penn State Football: Recruiting Strategy Changes As Program Continues Rebuild
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Interestingly enough in some ways the further you get along the more you can just take best available because you're not trying to just fix problems that are currently there.," Director of Player Personnel Andy Frank said Wednesday. [Read More]
District Attorney Offers $1,000 Reward in Jean Tuggy Murder Case District Attorney Offers $1,000 Reward in Jean Tuggy Murder Case
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
District attorney Stacy Parks Miller is banking on the fact that somebody knows who killed Jean Tuggy. In fact, she's willing to put her money where her mouth is, announcing that a $1,000 reward is available for anyone who can provide information leading to an arrest. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Happy To Have Problem With Both Barkley And Sanders In Backfield Penn State Football: Franklin Happy To Have Problem With Both Barkley And Sanders In Backfield
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"If you look around college football right now and you look in the NFL, you need multiple backs," Franklin said on Signing Day. "You're going to need three backs that you can depend on." [Read More]

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Hanging Up the Nittany Lion Jersey for the Last Time Hanging Up the Nittany Lion Jersey for the Last Time
17 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Drew Klingenberg
The most difficult thing in the world for me to explain is the erratic mix of feelings I experience on game day. It begins the night before with a tussle of emotions as I try to combat nervousness with a positive visualization of the game. [Read More]
Zika Virus: Is Pennsylvania at Risk?
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Zika Virus: Is Pennsylvania at Risk?
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
The World Health Organization has declared the Zika Virus outbreak a world health emergency. Is Pennsylvania at risk? Centre County Report's Georgie Wayne and Nicole Joscelyn report. [Read More]
‘Live the Stream’ Documents Life of Legendary Penn State Flyfisher Joe Humphreys ‘Live the Stream’ Documents Life of Legendary Penn State Flyfisher Joe Humphreys
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Matt Coleman
Joe Humphreys grew up around the State College area, and he didn’t miss the opportunity to fish the incredible waters of the region. He learned the art of fly fishing, went on to master it, and became a household name for those familiar with the sport. [Read More]
Police Emphasize Concern for Public Safety in Wake of Local Murder Police Emphasize Concern for Public Safety in Wake of Local Murder
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"Many residents have expressed disappointment that law enforcement has not released details about the case. We understand your disappointment, but ask you to understand it would be counterproductive to discuss the details of the incident in the public venue." [Read More]
Trio of Penn State Students Covering Super Bowl 50 Trio of Penn State Students Covering Super Bowl 50
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
Most Penn State students will spend Super Bowl Sunday watching the big game in a dorm room, downtown apartment, or local sports bar. But three of Penn State's brightest will be on location at Levi's Stadium for Super Bowl 50 -- not as fans but as future communications professionals. [Read More]
Maryland-Born Sports Bar 'The Greene Turtle' Coming to State College Maryland-Born Sports Bar 'The Greene Turtle' Coming to State College
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Sara Civian
Maryland-based sports bar chain The Greene Turtle is expected to find a home in State College by the end of 2016. The menu features typical American bar food with national, regional, and local beer selections. [Read More]
District Attorney Offers $1,000 Reward in Jean Tuggy Murder Case District Attorney Offers $1,000 Reward in Jean Tuggy Murder Case
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
District attorney Stacy Parks Miller is banking on the fact that somebody knows who killed Jean Tuggy. In fact, she's willing to put her money where her mouth is, announcing that a $1,000 reward is available for anyone who can provide information leading to an arrest. [Read More]
To Sleep, Perchance to Snore
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To Sleep, Perchance to Snore
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
Such is my reputation for pondering matters of profoundest import that a helpful friend suggested I devote this week’s musings to Women Who Snore. [Read More]
Penn State World Campus Ranked Best Online Undergraduate Program Penn State World Campus Ranked Best Online Undergraduate Program
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
Add another item to list of things that Penn State is the best in the world at: online education. The latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report are at, and Penn State World Campus is tied the top spot in online bachelor's programs. [Read More]
Just Listed: Newest Homes on the State College Market Just Listed: Newest Homes on the State College Market
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Welcome to "Just Listed," a new feature that will keep you up to date on new homes hitting the State College area real estate market. Here are some featured properties that were -- you guessed it -- Just Listed. [Read More]

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Hanging Up the Nittany Lion Jersey for the Last Time Hanging Up the Nittany Lion Jersey for the Last Time
17 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Drew Klingenberg
The most difficult thing in the world for me to explain is the erratic mix of feelings I experience on game day. It begins the night before with a tussle of emotions as I try to combat nervousness with a positive visualization of the game. [Read More]
‘Live the Stream’ Documents Life of Legendary Penn State Flyfisher Joe Humphreys ‘Live the Stream’ Documents Life of Legendary Penn State Flyfisher Joe Humphreys
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Matt Coleman
Joe Humphreys grew up around the State College area, and he didn’t miss the opportunity to fish the incredible waters of the region. He learned the art of fly fishing, went on to master it, and became a household name for those familiar with the sport. [Read More]
Trio of Penn State Students Covering Super Bowl 50 Trio of Penn State Students Covering Super Bowl 50
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
Most Penn State students will spend Super Bowl Sunday watching the big game in a dorm room, downtown apartment, or local sports bar. But three of Penn State's brightest will be on location at Levi's Stadium for Super Bowl 50 -- not as fans but as future communications professionals. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Iowa Blasts Past Nittany Lions 73-49 Penn State Basketball: Iowa Blasts Past Nittany Lions 73-49
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State cut the lead to just nine points late in the first half but a 16-6 run blew the game open as time expired in the opening 20 minutes of play. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Recruiting Strategy Changes As Program Continues Rebuild Penn State Football: Recruiting Strategy Changes As Program Continues Rebuild
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Interestingly enough in some ways the further you get along the more you can just take best available because you're not trying to just fix problems that are currently there.," Director of Player Personnel Andy Frank said Wednesday. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Happy To Have Problem With Both Barkley And Sanders In Backfield Penn State Football: Franklin Happy To Have Problem With Both Barkley And Sanders In Backfield
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"If you look around college football right now and you look in the NFL, you need multiple backs," Franklin said on Signing Day. "You're going to need three backs that you can depend on." [Read More]
Penn State Football: 2016 National Signing Day Live Coverage Penn State Football: 2016 National Signing Day Live Coverage
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The future of Penn State football will start to take shape on Wednesday morning as verbally committed players begin to send in their Letter of Intent, binding them to the Nittany Lions and the 2016 recruiting class. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Add JUCO Defensive Tackle To Fold Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Add JUCO Defensive Tackle To Fold
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
With National Signing Day less than 24 hours away, Penn State picked up another key piece to the puzzle along the defensive front on Tuesday morning. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Sturtz Suspended One Game Following Hit Against Michigan Penn State Hockey: Sturtz Suspended One Game Following Hit Against Michigan
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The Big Ten Conference office announced today that Penn State hockey player Andrew Sturtz has been suspended for one game. Sturtz's suspension came following a hit late in Penn State's loss to Michigan this past weekend at Madison Square Garden. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Add Two Commits As Signing Day Approaches Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Add Two Commits As Signing Day Approaches
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Just days away from 2016 National Signing Day, Penn State got the momentum headed back in a positive direction, adding two late verbal commitments to the fold. [Read More]

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Hanging Up the Nittany Lion Jersey for the Last Time Hanging Up the Nittany Lion Jersey for the Last Time
17 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Drew Klingenberg
The most difficult thing in the world for me to explain is the erratic mix of feelings I experience on game day. It begins the night before with a tussle of emotions as I try to combat nervousness with a positive visualization of the game. [Read More]
Zika Virus: Is Pennsylvania at Risk?
Video
Zika Virus: Is Pennsylvania at Risk?
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
The World Health Organization has declared the Zika Virus outbreak a world health emergency. Is Pennsylvania at risk? Centre County Report's Georgie Wayne and Nicole Joscelyn report. [Read More]
‘Live the Stream’ Documents Life of Legendary Penn State Flyfisher Joe Humphreys ‘Live the Stream’ Documents Life of Legendary Penn State Flyfisher Joe Humphreys
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Matt Coleman
Joe Humphreys grew up around the State College area, and he didn’t miss the opportunity to fish the incredible waters of the region. He learned the art of fly fishing, went on to master it, and became a household name for those familiar with the sport. [Read More]
Trio of Penn State Students Covering Super Bowl 50 Trio of Penn State Students Covering Super Bowl 50
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
Most Penn State students will spend Super Bowl Sunday watching the big game in a dorm room, downtown apartment, or local sports bar. But three of Penn State's brightest will be on location at Levi's Stadium for Super Bowl 50 -- not as fans but as future communications professionals. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Iowa Blasts Past Nittany Lions 73-49 Penn State Basketball: Iowa Blasts Past Nittany Lions 73-49
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State cut the lead to just nine points late in the first half but a 16-6 run blew the game open as time expired in the opening 20 minutes of play. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Recruiting Strategy Changes As Program Continues Rebuild Penn State Football: Recruiting Strategy Changes As Program Continues Rebuild
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Interestingly enough in some ways the further you get along the more you can just take best available because you're not trying to just fix problems that are currently there.," Director of Player Personnel Andy Frank said Wednesday. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Happy To Have Problem With Both Barkley And Sanders In Backfield Penn State Football: Franklin Happy To Have Problem With Both Barkley And Sanders In Backfield
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"If you look around college football right now and you look in the NFL, you need multiple backs," Franklin said on Signing Day. "You're going to need three backs that you can depend on." [Read More]
Penn State World Campus Ranked Best Online Undergraduate Program Penn State World Campus Ranked Best Online Undergraduate Program
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
Add another item to list of things that Penn State is the best in the world at: online education. The latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report are at, and Penn State World Campus is tied the top spot in online bachelor's programs. [Read More]
Penn State Football: 2016 National Signing Day Live Coverage Penn State Football: 2016 National Signing Day Live Coverage
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The future of Penn State football will start to take shape on Wednesday morning as verbally committed players begin to send in their Letter of Intent, binding them to the Nittany Lions and the 2016 recruiting class. [Read More]
University Police Investigating Weekend Dorm Assault University Police Investigating Weekend Dorm Assault
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
While the report from University Park police is light on details of the alleged crime, it does say that the department is looking for a suspect involved in an assault incident. [Read More]
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Let’s Be (Andy) Frank About Penn State Football Recruiting

Since Andy Frank arrived at Penn State in January 2014, he has overseen the recruiting of three incoming classes and the awarding of 70 scholarships on three National Letter of Intent Days in just over 25 months.

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To Sleep, Perchance to Snore

Such is my reputation for pondering matters of profoundest import that a helpful friend suggested I devote this week’s musings to Women Who Snore.

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I try to eliminate sugars, grains, and starches from my eating. The sugars and grains are generally easier but getting rid of starches means no potato chips. So, let's just say I have rationalized potato starch as an acceptable starch.

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