Day: August 9, 2017

Dailymail.co.uk: Music therapy for children with autism does NOT improve symptoms despite popular belief, study warns

Dailymail.co.uk: Music therapy for children with autism does NOT improve symptoms despite popular belief, study warns

Music therapy is a popular technique for treating symptoms in autistic children But a new study conducted at the Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre in Norway says it doesn’t actually work  The study says music therapy plus standard care doesn’t improve symptoms any more than standard care alone 

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News-medical.net: Music therapy does not improve autism symptoms in children, say researchers

News-medical.net: Music therapy does not improve autism symptoms in children, say researchers

By Sally Robertson, BScAugust 9, 2017

Music therapy may not be of any significant benefit to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study published in JAMA.

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In a large international trial of children with ASD, improvisational music therapy did not improve symptoms any more than

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Dawn.com: Country's first autism centre, Braille printing press opened

Dawn.com: Country's first autism centre, Braille printing press opened

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Tuesday opened the country’s first autism centre and Braille printing press at its special education complex.

Special Assistant to Sindh Chief Minister on Human Rights and Special Education Rehana Leghari inaugurated the twin establishments. She termed the autism centre as the country’s first such state-of-the-art

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Blog:Stranger Darker Better- Shadows of Seasons

Blog:Stranger Darker Better- Shadows of Seasons

Autumn approaches

And with it comes hope

And fear and danger

Leaves turn and so does my spirit

Filled with the multi-colored beauty

Shadowed by ghosts of years gone by

Amidst the gently glowing leaves at dawn

My fears break against the shore

Lapping at my feet, again, again, again,

Cemeteries celebrate the season

And my ghosts come back to haunt me

Risen from the graves in which I thought they lay

Beauty and pain,

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Spectrumnews.org: Scan of 'missense' mutations marks new suspects for autism risk

Spectrumnews.org: Scan of 'missense' mutations marks new suspects for autism risk

DNA detectives: Clever methods can ferret out small mutations that may be important in autism.

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A large study of minute mutations in people with developmental conditions, including autism, has uncovered 200 potential risk genes1.

The probe involved so-called ‘missense’ mutations, in which a swap of a single DNA

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Uky.edu: UKPD Receives Police Autism Community Training

Uky.edu: UKPD Receives Police Autism Community Training

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 9, 2017) — The University of Kentucky Police Department received Police Autism Community Training (PACT) yesterday by Abbey Love, an educational psychology doctoral student at UK and creator of PACT.  The two-hour session included classroom instruction, scenario-based simulations and visual materials focused on improving miscommunication among law enforcement

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Malaysiandigest.com: Autism Kid's Amazing Talent Gets Netizens Attention As His Ultraman Characters Melts Their Hearts

Malaysiandigest.com: Autism Kid's Amazing Talent Gets Netizens Attention As His Ultraman Characters Melts Their Hearts

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Recently, a teacher had uploaded a picture of her student’s painting of a large family of the famous heroic characters – Ultraman, Power Rangers and Kamen Rider and it had melted many netizens hearts!

According

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Dealwithautism.com: Rumours around “Vaccines cause Autism” – Are Anti Vaccination Groups to be blamed?

Dealwithautism.com: Rumours around “Vaccines cause Autism” – Are Anti Vaccination Groups to be blamed?

GOLDEN VALLEY: In Minnesota, there has been a sudden surge in measles-related cases and more than 40 children have been down with the syndrome.

This has raised concerns among authorities as they see it as a sign of parents being averse to getting timely vaccinations for their children.

The

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Benzinga.com: Autism Learning Partners, the Nation's Leader in Autism Services Expands to North Carolina, Now …

Benzinga.com: Autism Learning Partners, the Nation's Leader in Autism Services Expands to North Carolina, Now …

Autism Learning Partners (“ALP”), continues to demonstrate national leadership in the field of developmental disabilities by expanding services to North Carolina and opening its doors to families needing evidenced based interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Cary, North Carolina (PRWEB) August 09, 2017

Autism Learning Partners (“ALP”), continues to demonstrate

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Healthcanal.com: Genetics, Altered Brain Structure Offer Window into Autism Severity

Healthcanal.com: Genetics, Altered Brain Structure Offer Window into Autism Severity

about 600 genetic “letters” in a region on chromosome 16 confer a high risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and other neurodevelopmental conditions.

Now, in a trifecta of genetics, brain imaging, and cognitive testing, a nationwide team led by researchers at UC San Francisco has used a

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Dailytimes.com.pk: Pakistan's first 'Autism Centre' and 'Braille Printing Press' inaugurated

Dailytimes.com.pk: Pakistan's first 'Autism Centre' and 'Braille Printing Press' inaugurated

Karachi: Special Assistant to Chief Minister Sindh for Human Rights and Special Education Department Ms Rehana Laghari has on Tuesday inaugurated country’s first state-of-art government-run “Autism Centre” and “Braille Printing Press” at Special Education Complex, Karachi.

A formal event in this connection was organized by the Special Education Department

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