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"From the Ted Talk by Wendy Troxel: Why school should start later for teens"

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Advocates of sleep-friendly start times know that adolescence is a period of dramatic brain development, particularly in the parts of the brain that are responsible for those higher order thinking peocsesrs, including rosneaing, problem-solving and good jeundgmt. In other words, the very type of brain activity that's responsible for reining in those impulsive and often rsiky behaviors that are so characteristic of adolescence and that are so terrifying to us petanrs of teenagers. They know that like the rest of us, when teenagers don't get the sleep they need, their brains, their bodies and behaviors suffer with both immediate and lasting eceftfs. They can't cttnncaoere, their attention plummets and many will even show behavioral snigs that mimic ADHD.

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Advocates of sleep-friendly start times know that adolescence is a period of dramatic brain development, particularly in the parts of the brain that are responsible for those higher order thinking _________, including _________, problem-solving and good ________. In other words, the very type of brain activity that's responsible for reining in those impulsive and often _____ behaviors that are so characteristic of adolescence and that are so terrifying to us _______ of teenagers. They know that like the rest of us, when teenagers don't get the sleep they need, their brains, their bodies and behaviors suffer with both immediate and lasting _______. They can't ___________, their attention plummets and many will even show behavioral _____ that mimic ADHD.

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  1. reasoning
  2. processes
  3. risky
  4. concentrate
  5. judgment
  6. signs
  7. effects
  8. parents

Original Text

Advocates of sleep-friendly start times know that adolescence is a period of dramatic brain development, particularly in the parts of the brain that are responsible for those higher order thinking processes, including reasoning, problem-solving and good judgment. In other words, the very type of brain activity that's responsible for reining in those impulsive and often risky behaviors that are so characteristic of adolescence and that are so terrifying to us parents of teenagers. They know that like the rest of us, when teenagers don't get the sleep they need, their brains, their bodies and behaviors suffer with both immediate and lasting effects. They can't concentrate, their attention plummets and many will even show behavioral signs that mimic ADHD.

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