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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...

2013-06-10 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.”...

2013-06-06 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...

Future Abilities In Children With Autism Predicted With Early Brain Responses To Words
2013-05-30 11:38:06

University of Washington The pattern of brain responses to words in 2-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder predicted the youngsters' linguistic, cognitive and adaptive skills at ages 4 and 6, according to a new study. The findings, to be published May 29 in PLOS ONE, are among the first to demonstrate that a brain marker can predict future abilities in children with autism. "We've shown that the brain's indicator of word learning in 2-year-olds already diagnosed with...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.