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Latest Sociological and cultural aspects of autism Stories

2012-02-01 07:09:22

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — One in every 110 people are diagnosed with autism. The behavior characteristics of autism start to emerge over the first few years of life. Some babies, who go on to develop autism, start showing signs as early as their first year. Unfortunately, kids are not firmly diagnosed with the disease until much later. As a result, the vast majority of research on autism has concentrated on children two and older--until now. Earlier studies of the human brain show...

2012-01-31 10:22:47

Britain's first adult autism survey reveals previously 'invisible' group with autism New research on autism in adults has shown that adults with a more severe learning disability have a greater likelihood of having autism. This group, mostly living in private households, was previously 'invisible' in estimates of autism. Dr Terry Brugha, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Leicester, led research on behalf of the University for the report Estimating the Prevalence of Autism...

2012-01-25 14:00:00

Special Learning, Inc. will host a 60-minute free webinar entitled “Lunch With An Expert” on the topic Applied Behavior Analysis at Home and School. The speaker is Ms. Erin Lombard, M.Ed., BCBA, an expert on ABA. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 25, 2012 Special Learning, Inc.,a comprehensive autism solutions company, today announced that they will be hosting the second of their free live webinar series entitled “Lunch With An Expert”. This 60-minute forum will discuss...

2012-01-25 04:54:03

Teaching children with autism to 'talk things through in their head' may help them to solve complex day-to-day tasks, which could increase the chances of independent, flexible living later in life, according to new research. The study, led by Durham University, found that the mechanism for using 'inner speech' or 'talking things through in their head' is intact in children with autism but not always used in the same way as typically developing children do. The psychologists found that...

2012-01-05 14:00:00

Special Learning, Inc. will be hosting a live webinar entitled “Strategies to Increase Beginner Classroom Participation Skills” delivered by Ms. Michele LaMarche, BCBA, recipient of the coveted 2011 Best Practices Award sponsored by the Ohio Governor´s Council on People with Disabilities. The 120-minute webinar will identify beginner level classroom behaviors that are a must and specific strategies to help achieve these skills for children with autism and other special...

2011-12-26 14:00:00

Special Learning, Inc. introduces another innovative way of sharing valuable information to the global Autism community. Special Learning Expert Blog is an open resource intended to share the views and knowledge of Autism experts and other health care professionals dedicated to advancing the quality of life for individuals with Autism and their families. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 26, 2011 Special Learning, Inc., an online comprehensive Autism solutions company, today introduced their...

2011-12-27 14:00:00

Special Learning, Inc. announces the upcoming release of the iPad version of their Communicating Basic Needs App, a tool to help individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities to communicate their basic needs and wants with pictures. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 27, 2011 Special Learning, Inc., an online autism solutions company, today announced the upcoming release of their “Communicating Basic Needs" app for the iPad, a new and innovative way for...

2011-12-21 14:00:00

Special Learning, Inc. introduces the ABA Literature Summary series. A downloadable, monthly newsletter series summarizing the most relevant and reliable literature articles on various advanced Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) topics. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 21, 2011 Special Learning, Inc., an online comprehensive Autism solutions company, introduces the ABA Literature Summary series, a downloadable, monthly newsletter series that is developed by...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.