Tag Archives: 5 April 2013

New Genetic Evidence Suggests a Continuum Among Neurodevelopmental and Psychiatric Disorders

[Source:  Science Daily] A paper published this month in the medical journal The Lancet Neurology suggests that a broad spectrum of developmental and psychiatric disorders, ranging from autism and intellectual disability to schizophrenia, should be conceptualized as different manifestations of … Continue reading

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The Rights and Wrongs of a Parent Observing Therapy

by the Anonymous OT That awkward moment when a therapist goes to grab their next client in the waiting room: The parent hovers in their seat. Are they coming with us? Are they not? Do they want to? Should I … Continue reading

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Worth Repeating: What Everyone Should Know About Cerebral Palsy

[Source:  Huffington Post] by Ellen Seidman What does it really mean to have cerebral palsy? Until I had a child with CP, I had no clue that it affects every person differently. As with any human, kids and adults with … Continue reading

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ADHD Seen in 11% of U.S. Children as Diagnoses Rise

[Source:  New York Times] Nearly one in five high school age boys in the United States and 11 percent of school-age children over all have received a medical diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to new data from the … Continue reading

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Brain Mapping May Unlock Autism Mysteries

Image Source:  MayoClinic.org [Source:  Disability Scoop] In a move that could bring major breakthroughs in the understanding of autism and other neurological disorders, the president unveiled plans for a decades-long project to map the human brain. The effort dubbed the … Continue reading

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