Monthly Archive
January 1, 2008
Angelman Syndrome Foundation, The Angelman Syndrome Foundation is a national 501©(3) organization of families, caregivers and medical professionals who care about those with Angelman Syndrome. Our mission is to advance the awareness and treatment of Angelman Syndrome through education and information, research,…...
October 6, 2021
Please enjoy our issue of Teaching & Therapy Resources for the Classroom, Clinic and Carryover.    (Have you missed any of our previous issues? Read them HERE) Please feel free to forward this weekly resource to the parents/guardians, other therapy clinicians or…...
December 21, 2020
[Source: The Mighty] Over the summer, Sherri Brady sent out messages to fellow parents of children with disabilities asking for help getting the word out about a virtual picnic she was organizing. The answers she received back made it clear the families…...
August 22, 2019
[Source: Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs] Prompting Hierarchies have been a staple in special education, behavioral methodology and communication therapy for some time. However, when it comes to children with severe apraxia, with or without coexisting anxiety, (Rett Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome,…...
January 25, 2016
[Source: Medical News Today] Penn State University scientists have discovered a novel drug target and have rescued functional deficits in human nerve cells derived from patients with Rett Syndrome, a severe form of autism-spectrum disorder. The research, led by Gong Chen, professor…...
November 19, 2015
[Source:  Science Daily] A study led by the University of Utah School of Medicine provides new insights into how the subtle changes within cells, caused by disruptions in a gene called Kirrel3, could underlie some types of intellectual disability and autism. A…...
A team of researchers has identified a neural network which is responsible for generating tic disorders. Targeting of this network via deep brain stimulation delivered by a pacemaker-like device has resulted in the alleviation of symptoms in people with Tourette syndrome. The…...
September 17, 2015
[Source Disability Scoop] MILWAUKEE — Roxanne Carlson vividly remembers the shock she felt three years ago when a psychologist said her son Levi had issues he might never overcome. He’d need to get a job coach, the psychologist told her, and may…...
[Source Medical News Today] Individuals with five neurodevelopmental disorders — autism spectrum disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette syndrome, dyslexia, and Specific Language Impairment — appear to compensate for dysfunction by relying on a single powerful and nimble system in the brain known as declarative memory. This hypothesis…...
November 19, 2013
Editor’s Note:  Judith Kuster did an excellent session just this topic at ASHA in Chicago this past week.  I found her article for the Leader online to share with you on this important subject. by Judith Maginnis Kuster There are historical references…...