Latest Autism therapies Stories

2013-08-19 10:28:10

Children with autism and average IQs consistently demonstrated superior math skills compared with nonautistic children in the same IQ range, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. "There appears to be a unique pattern of brain organization that underlies superior problem-solving abilities in children with autism," said Vinod Menon, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and a member of the...

2013-07-29 23:18:52

Maddy Robinson proves “Mission Possible” as she loses her diagnosis of autism after intensive applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment led by her parents using Skills®, an online autism curriculum. Grand Forks, N.D. (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 Five-year-old Maddy Robinson is the newest face of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders' (CARD) “Mission Possible: Portraits of Hope” online video series that highlights the personal journeys, challenges, and successes of...

2013-06-10 23:18:52

Producer CEO at RKNet Studios stated: “Developing awareness and sensory integration are key features of cognitive skills development in Cognitions Bridge games, which are designed to act as therapy to many disorders including Autism. In a game played against the computer, the sensory integration in the game helps to "balance" the input of the senses. The computer acts as mentor and a friendly playmate that can play for hours, interact non-verbally, and doesn´t judge.”...

2013-06-06 23:42:09

5 Big Tips for a More Successful Summer Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 If you have a child with autism, the end of the school year can be a stressful time. The Florida Autism Center offers up these tips for making the transition into summer a little easier for you and the child in your life. 1. Prep for change Often, children with autism have a difficult time with changes in routine. Going to a new place and being around new people for the summer can be very difficult. Make this...

Future Abilities In Children With Autism Predicted With Early Brain Responses To Words
2013-05-30 11:38:06

University of Washington The pattern of brain responses to words in 2-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder predicted the youngsters' linguistic, cognitive and adaptive skills at ages 4 and 6, according to a new study. The findings, to be published May 29 in PLOS ONE, are among the first to demonstrate that a brain marker can predict future abilities in children with autism. "We've shown that the brain's indicator of word learning in 2-year-olds already diagnosed with...

2013-05-09 23:29:28

The unique seminar, hosted by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders and the Jacksonville School for Autism, is designed for educators and practitioners who work with children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Attendees will learn about the latest, most effective advancements in technology that help children reach their highest potential. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 Skills®, the Center for Autism and Related Disorders´ online autism solution, and the...

2013-04-25 11:36:12

An Autistica consultation published this month found that 24% of children with autism were non-verbal or minimally verbal, and it is known that these problems can persist into adulthood. Professionals have long attempted to support the development of language in these children but with mixed outcomes. An estimated 600,000 people in the UK and 70 million worldwide have autism, a neuro-developmental condition which is life-long. Today, scientists at the University of Birmingham publish a...

Video Games Are Popular With Autistic Children
2013-04-18 04:40:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Kids and teenagers suffering from autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to use television and video games and less likely to spend time on social media than their normally-developing counterparts, claims new research set for publication in a future issue of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Micah Mazurek, an assistant professor of health psychology and a clinical child psychologist at the University of...

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