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2013-07-08 23:21:32

Skills®: The Online Autism Solution, created by Center for Autism and Related Disorders' researchers, receives a top-notch review for its online autism treatment curriculum in the peer-reviewed journal, Behavior Analysis in Practice. (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 Skills®: The Online Autism Solution received a high ranking in a review from the peer-reviewed journal, Behavior Analysis in Practice (BAP), for its comprehensive curriculum organization, user-friendly website design...

2013-07-02 23:26:17

Panel Discussion with Institute of Medicine President, Leading Rett Scientist, Filmmaker and Disease Advocate Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Rett Syndrome, a woman’s disease most women have never heard of, will be the focus of a documentary film screening and panel discussion. The award-winning film RETT: THERE IS HOPE, which showcases the struggles of families living with Rett Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder that strikes toddler girls, will hold its Washington, D.C....

2013-07-01 19:16:11

Studies have shown that children with autism often struggle socially and now new research suggests that a corresponding lack of motor skills – including catching and throwing – may further contribute to that social awkwardness. The findings, published in the July issue of Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, add to the growing body of research highlighting the link between autism and motor skill deficits. Lead author Megan MacDonald is an assistant...

2013-06-29 23:18:03

To empower parents and clinicians with reliable tools for autism screening, WebTeam Corporation, with expert guidance from Dr Michael Lewis, M.D., has come out with a screening app that will help parents and pediatricians know whether or not an infant is likely to get affected by autism. Somerset, NJ (PRWEB) June 29, 2013 WebTeam Corporation has always strived to put its best foot forward when it comes to introducing innovation in special needs education. This time the company has...

Faulty Connections In Autistic Brains
2013-06-26 09:39:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New light is being shed on the effects autism has on the brain by a group of researchers from San Diego State University’s Brain Development Imaging Laboratory. According to the findings, the connection between the thalamus – a deep brain structure critical to sensory and motor functions – and the brain’s outer layer known as the cerebral cortex is impaired in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This first of...

MIT Software Helps Social Skills
2013-06-14 13:29:36

Watch the video "MIT Automated Coach Helps With Social Interactions" Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online MIT researchers have developed new software that allows people to practice their interpersonal skills to help them better nail that interview. The National Institute of Mental Health says about 15 million adults in the US have social phobias. For some people, such as those suffering from Asperger's syndrome, it is difficult to make eye contact and appropriately...

2013-06-11 08:33:13

Kennedy Krieger Institute and Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics partner to provide video tutorial to pediatricians statewide BALTIMORE, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Kennedy Krieger Institute and Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced today that a first-of-its-kind, free online video tutorial on early autism recognition will be distributed to member pediatricians throughout the state. Developed by autism researchers at the...

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.”...

2013-06-10 08:29:56

SUMTER, S.C., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Early Autism Project, Inc., (EAP), a leading provider of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy to children who have autism spectrum disorders, today announced that founders Susan A. Butler and Ann Eldridge have received the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Southeast Region in the services category in recognition of their vision, leadership and achievement. EAP provides ABA therapy, which is widely recognized as an...

2013-06-06 23:37:20

Biolog, Inc., creator of powerful cell analysis technologies for biomedical research and development, announced today a breakthrough in autism research made by using its advanced Phenotype MicroArray (PM) cell scanning technology. Hayward, CA (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 Discovery Demonstrates Advantage of Metabolic over Genetic Screening Biolog, Inc., creator of powerful cell analysis technologies for biomedical research and development, announced today a breakthrough in autism research made by...