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2013-11-19 23:28:13

The Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) issues ten tips to help children with autism and their families overcome the challenges of the holiday season. Nationwide (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 The Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) this week released ten of its top tips to minimize challenges for families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) during the holiday season. IBT is a leading training institute that provides innovative programs to meet the current and emerging...

2013-11-12 23:20:39

Founder of Non-Profit Autism Conquers Seeks 10,000 Signatures for Reform. Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Jorge Zighelboim will cycle more than 500 miles from Miami to Tallahassee on November 14th to collect signatures for a petition he introduced via Change.org to reform Florida’s Autism Insurance Mandate. Jorge Zighelboim founded the non-profit organization Autism Conquers as he embarked on a personal journey to change the insurance mandate of the Florida Autism Legislation...

2013-11-11 21:28:18

A cognitive-behavioral intervention known as problem-solving education (PSE) may help reduce parental stress and depressive symptoms immediately after their child is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study by Emily Feinberg, CPNP, Sc.D., of Boston University School of Public Health, and colleagues. Mothers of children with ASD consistently report high levels of parental stress, depressive symptoms, and social isolation, according to the study background. This...

2013-11-01 23:21:08

Addressing the Nutrient Deficiencies Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 Targeted Medical Pharma, Inc. (OTCQB: TRGM), today announced preliminary findings from an investigator initiated clinical observation of amino acid based medical foods to address specific nutrient deficiencies in children with autism spectrum disease (ASD) symptoms. 26 children ages seven to sixteen were treated for a time period ranging between 30 days and 1 year, who...

2013-10-30 23:34:17

Camino Cinema announces the release of BE SAFE The Movie, a unique educational DVD that shows what to do and say in everyday situations with law enforcement professionals. Made by and for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability and similar conditions, BE SAFE uses video modeling to teach key skills for interacting with the police, such as following instructions and respecting boundaries. Santa Clarita, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 More and more news stories highlight...

2013-10-30 15:57:46

Interestingly, a recent study found that ischemic stress causes hyperglycemia and may worsen ischemic neuronal damage. In addition, decreased insulin sensitivity after ischemic stress seems to be involved in the development of post-ischemic glucose intolerance. However, the involvement of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in the development of glucose intolerance following ischemic stress still remains unclear. Xiaoliang Shu and colleagues from the Affiliated Dongfang Hospital of Tongji...

Researchers Uncover Mechanism For Improving Song Learning In Young Zebra Finches
2013-10-23 12:49:50

Max Planck Institute Most songbirds learn their songs from an adult model, mostly from the father. However, there are relatively large differences in the accuracy how these songs are copied. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen now found in juvenile zebra finches a possible mechanism that is responsible for the differences in the intensity of song learning. They provided the nerve growth factor “BDNF” to the song control system in the brain. With this...

2013-10-21 23:29:28

Dr. Pinney noted that what makes NOXO’s Autism Balm™ unique is that it "is a simple, but powerful way to ‘tone down’ their overwhelming perceptions. It is successful because it targets sensitivities naturally, changing the child's perception to sensory inputs in a direct, safe way." Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 Olfactory Biosciences Corp.’s (OLFC) Chief Scientist Dr. V. Ruth Pinney invented proprietary NOXO Autism Balm™ to reduce coping behaviors....

Video Learning Helps Autism Kids Learn Social Skills
2013-10-17 13:32:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers have developed a video-based teaching technique that could help improve important social skills in teens who have autism. Scientists writing in the journal Exceptional Children say they have developed a group video teaching technique to improve social skills among individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This video method could be adapted by schools with limited resources to help students with the disorder. “Teaching...

2013-10-11 23:24:37

New Flash Card Teaching Kits take the concept of teaching with flash cards to a new level using the evidence-based principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy and engaging images that stimulate a child’s desire for learning. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 Special Learning Inc., the leading global provider of mobile technology applications and educational resources for the special needs community, Special Learning, Inc. introduces the latest addition to their innovative...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.