The rules for this blog meme are quite simple. -Post the link and first sentence from the first blog entry for each month of the past year.
- January (I skipped the Happy New Year Announcement) Accupuncture Watch Accupuncture Watch is a part of the Quackwatch family of consumer advisory sites.
- February: Reading Recovery Revisited Most of what I knew about Reading Recovery started with several articles at Wrightslaw, all quite critical of the program. (Farrall; Tunmer & Chapman (pdf); Torgesen).
- March: ChelationWatch, part of the QuackWatch Family of Sites: Update July 1 2010 Doctor Barrett has been sued by a laboratory discussed in the following article: How the "Urine Toxic Metals" Test Is Used to Defraud Patients, which describes how chelationists mislead patients into believing that they need treatment for heavy metal toxicity.
- April: Combating Pseudoscience in Autism Treatment: Facilitated Communication The Association for Science in Autism Treatment has resumed publishing a quarterly newsletter, Science in Autism Treatment. The current issue features an interview with James Todd on the pseudoscience of "facilitated communication". Download Spring2010
- May: On Dyslexia This is the WikiHow article I wrote on dyslexia. It has since been flagged for deletion, for reasons I do not understand. The information presented here is more valuable than what is currently available at WikiHow.
- June: Announcing the Thinking Person's Guide to Autism Brand new and recommended. Disclosure: I am one of the editors.
- July: Zooooommmmbies! Run! (or if it is too late, shamble) It turns out that ScienceBlogs has declared today ZombieDay.
- August: Travelling with Autism Back in June, The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism published Shannon Rosa's essay Outings, Travel, and Autism.
- September: Thinking Person's Guide to Autism: Authors June 6 to August 31: What A Lineup! Alphabetical list of authors June 6-August 31, Thinking Person's Guide to Autism
- October: Skip This Post If You Don't Want To Read A Mom Burbling On About Her Child So Jumper Girl used to have long hair:
- November: #vaxfax On vaccine fears, adverse reactions to vaccines, autism as "vaccine injury" and parental beliefs This week is vaccine awareness week for blogs that are interested in reality- or science-based approaches to health.As a lay person (that is, not a physician or public health professional) I want to bring my perspective to bear.
- December (I skipped the two holiday announcements & the blogiversary post as they repeat every year) Girls and Women in Sports: Rally for Girls' Sports Day, December 8 The National Women's Law Center is organizing a "Blog for Girls' Sports Day" on December 8, 2010.
So there you go. A year of blogging.