Tag Archives: 5 November 2011

Thoughts on Prognosis From a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)

By: Jordan S. Sadler, MS, CCC-SLP http://www.communicationtherapy.net/ Copyright 2011. Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) sometimes ask, “What is my child’s prognosis?” and that is understandable. As a parent, it is likely that I’d be asking it myself. … Continue reading


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Slow Brain Growth Could Explain Autistic Behaviors

[Source: Disability Scoop] Kids with autism often think and act differently than their peers. Now researchers say they may know why. Using brain scans, researchers from University of California, Los Angeles say they found that important connections between areas of … Continue reading


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At Ten Months Old Infants Are Able To Understand Thought Process Of Others

[Source: Medical News Today] New research from the University of Missouri indicates that at 10 months, babies start to understand another person’s thought process, providing new insights on how humans acquire knowledge and how communication develops. “Understanding other people is … Continue reading


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Scientists Prevent Cerebral Palsy-like Brain Damage in Mice

[Source:  Medical Xpress.com] Using a mouse model that mimics the devastating condition in newborns, the researchers found that high levels of the protective protein, Nmnat1, substantially reduce damage that develops when the brain is deprived of oxygen and blood flow. … Continue reading


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NY Mandates Insurance Coverage for Autism

Image Credit: Albany Times Union ALBANY — Following years of debate and false starts, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Tuesday requiring insurers to cover screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism. “The children will get the help, the families will … Continue reading


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