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2013-12-18 09:48:26

Many children with intellectual disability or lower functioning autism spectrum disorders, particularly those in low and middle income countries, do not receive psychosocial treatment interventions for their condition. If non-specialists were able to deliver such care, more children may be able to receive treatment. In this week's PLOS Medicine, Brian Reichow (Yale Child Study Center, University of Connecticut Health Center, US) and colleagues from the World Health Organization conducted a...

Probiotics Used To Treat Intestinal Issues In Autistic Mouse Model
2013-12-06 05:26:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists have discovered a possible link between the symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and changes occurring in the gut bacteria of mice, according to new research appearing in Thursday’s edition of the journal Cell. While autism is a neurodevelopmental condition typically diagnosed when people demonstrate specific behaviors such as decreased social interaction and impaired communication skills, those who are...

2013-12-04 23:30:48

Now through Dec. 20, Autism Live will give away gift certificates, toys, and educational products through its “Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza” contest for families with children diagnosed with autism. Nationwide (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 Autism Live announces the start of its “Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza” contest where families with children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can win gift certificates, toys, and free subscriptions to online autism-related...

2013-11-22 23:02:54

Cumberland Academy of Georgia, an Atlanta school for learning disabilities, received a grant designated for special needs education. The grant was given to Cumberland by The Believe in Me Foundation. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 Cumberland Academy of Georgia is a special needs school for high functioning Autism, Asperger’s and other learning disorders and is located in the Atlanta area. Cumberland has continued to grow in number of students and faculty, and therefore more space...

2013-11-21 23:22:16

A newly-launched “Lost in Public” video, produced by the Autism Research Group, demonstrates how to use rules, role playing, and praise to teach children what to do if they get lost. Nationwide, USA (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 The Autism Research Group (ARG) this week launched “Lost in Public,” a five-minute video that instructs children and guardians how to use rules, role playing, and praise to teach children what to do if they become lost in a public setting. ARG is a nonprofit...

2013-11-21 23:21:00

The Expanding Language App provides a means for individuals with speech and language deficits to communicate and build functional language skills using a simple icon-based platform for the iPhone and iPad. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Special Learning Inc., the leading global provider of mobile technology applications and educational resources for the special needs community, announced today the release of its newest mobile teaching application for the iPhone and iPad, the...

2013-11-21 12:44:06

The ability to differentiate your own body from others is a fundamental skill, critical for humans' ability to interact with their environments and the people in them. Now, researchers reporting in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, on November 21 provide some of the first evidence that newborn babies enter the world with the essential mechanisms for this kind of body awareness already in place. In addition to this insight into normal human development, the researchers stress the...

Brain Imaging Distinguishes Learning Disorders
2013-11-21 08:46:42

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The first anatomical evidence that the brains of children with a nonverbal learning disability may develop differently than the brains of other children has been discovered by a Michigan State University researcher. Nonverbal learning disability (NVLD) has long been considered a "pseudo" diagnosis. The study findings, published in Child Neuropsychology, could someday help educators and clinicians better distinguish between and treat...


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