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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...

2013-10-17 11:09:05

Recent US data indicate 78 percent rise in prevalence of autism among 8 year olds in 2004-08 The number of newly diagnosed cases of autism has leveled off in the UK after a five-fold surge during the 1990s, finds research published in the online journal BMJ Open. The findings differ from widely publicized results issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last year, which reported a 78% increase in the prevalence of the condition in eight year old children between...

2013-10-03 23:23:55

Deletions may be linked to miswiring of brain neurons. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 Using powerful genetic sequencing technology, a team of investigators, led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, scanned the genome of hundreds of individuals, and discovered those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were more likely to have gene deletions than were people without the disorder. That means those individuals — seven percent of the study group...

2013-10-01 15:21:44

Sleep duration is shorter and they are more prone to frequent waking at night Total sleep duration is shorter and punctuated by more frequent waking at night, the research shows. Poor quality sleep may affect daytime learning and behaviour, say the authors. Disrupted sleep patterns have been linked to autism before, but the quality of the evidence accumulated to date has often been compromised by small sample size, lack of agreed definitions, and poor comparability of study...

2013-09-24 23:01:21

To be held this Saturday, September 28, 2013, from 11am-2pm at 225 E. Santa Clara Street Suite 200 Arcadia CA 91006, People's Care will be opening its doors to the community to celebrate the opening of the Arcadia Autism Treatment Center. Chino Hills, California, (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 People's Care Autism Services announces the grand opening of its innovative autism treatment center in Arcadia, California. To be held this Saturday, September 28, 2013, from 11am-2pm at 225 E....

2013-09-19 23:35:16

New teaching kits are designed to teach individuals with Autism, Down syndrome, and other developmental disabilities appropriate social skills to function more successfully in society. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 Special Learning Inc., the leading global provider of mobile technology applications and educational resources for the special needs community, announced today its newest line of educational products for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Down...

2013-09-18 13:22:43

UC Davis MIND Institute research finds rigorous evaluations are needed to accurately diagnose autism in children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome Children with a genetic disorder called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, who frequently are believed to also have autism, often may be misidentified because the social impairments associated with their developmental delay may mimic the features of autism, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute suggests. The study is the first to...


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