Articles by: Ayleen Barbel Fattal

5 tips to curb challenging classroom behavior

5 tips to curb challenging classroom behavior

Miami-Dade County Public Schools students head back to the classroom Monday, Aug. 20. As teachers put the finishing touches in […]

FIU back-to-school experts list 2018

FIU back-to-school experts list 2018

Below is a list of FIU experts who can comment on back-to-school topics relating to school readiness, anxiety and emotions, […]

To stop mosquitoes, target their young, biologist says

To stop mosquitoes, target their young, biologist says

New study shows insecticides had little effect in Zika-struck Miami Bacterial larvicide, not standard insecticides, are the best solution for […]

It’s in their DNA: Local teens explore forensics at CSI Summer Camp

It’s in their DNA: Local teens explore forensics at CSI Summer Camp

FIU’s International Forensic Research Institute redefined the summer camp experience for 20 South Florida teens with its inaugural CSI Summer […]

Media devices do not cause ADHD, researcher says

Media devices do not cause ADHD, researcher says

FIU psychologist Margaret Sibley says there is no evidence media devices cause ADHD, despite a recent study published in the Journal of […]

National landmark study to examine child anxiety treatments

National landmark study to examine child anxiety treatments

The FIU Center for Children and Families has been approved for funding of nearly $3 million by the Patient-Centered Outcomes […]

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Physics savvy is a soccer player’s secret weapon

Understanding the physics of soccer may give players a competitive advantage. As the 2018 World Cup heads into the quarterfinals, […]

Students receive NSF graduate fellowships

Students receive NSF graduate fellowships

At the age of 20, Paloma Tuttle-Vasseur is headed to Harvard with her FIU bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a […]

Satellite image of Hurricane Irma as it approached South Florida Sept. 8, 2017.
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Researchers question effects of hurricanes on kids’ brains

FIU scientists are investigating the effects of hurricanes and other natural disasters on brain development in children. Preliminary findings suggest […]

3 Silver Knights are FIU-bound

3 Silver Knights are FIU-bound

Three of Miami’s highest-achieving students, honored recently at the Silver Knight Awards, are joining FIU’s class of 2022. The Miami […]

Learn what FIU is doing to improve children’s mental health

Learn what FIU is doing to improve children’s mental health

May 10 is national children’s mental health awareness day. FIU’s Center for Children and Families joins the effort by focusing […]

Fulbright Fellows from FIU ready to tackle global challenges.

Fulbright Fellows tackle international concerns

Jennifer Gil-Acevedo and Hector Peguero are both from Puerto Rico. They both decided to pursue degrees at FIU. And they […]

Ada Monserrat signs Stephen Hawking's book of condolences on behalf of FIU.

Saying goodbye to Stephen Hawking

FIU mathematics professor Ada Monserrat frequently travels on semester breaks pursuing unique experiences. Previous trips have taken Monserrat on visits […]

Summer Treatment Program counselors help carry out the day-to-day activities.

Students from across the nation receive training in child mental health at FIU

FIU’s Center for Children and Families (CCF) is looking for paraprofessional counselors for the upcoming Summer Treatment Program (STP). The […]

Teachers can help reduce mental health problems in children, study finds

Teachers can help reduce mental health problems in children, study finds

School-based mental health services delivered by teachers and staff can significantly reduce mental health problems in elementary-aged children, according to […]