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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...

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...

Social Symptoms In Autistic Children Could Be Caused By Hyper-connected Neurons
2013-11-07 13:46:20

Cell Press The brains of children with autism show more connections than the brains of typically developing children do. What's more, the brains of individuals with the most severe social symptoms are also the most hyper-connected. The findings reported in two independent studies published in the Cell Press journal Cell Reports on November 7th are challenge the prevailing notion in the field that autistic brains are lacking in neural connections. The findings could lead to new treatment...

Eye Contact Could Be Early Autism Marker In Young Infants
2013-11-07 08:47:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Though autism typically isn’t diagnosed during the first 24 months of a child’s life, new research suggests that eye contact in young infants could be the earliest marker for the neural development disorder. In research funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and appearing in this week’s edition of the journal Nature, Dr. Warren Jones and Dr. Ami Klin of the Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta found that a...


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