Tag Archives: Autism

The ‘Good Doctor’ And Autism: Does ABC Get It Right?

[Source: Disability Scoop] Hollywood has apparently discovered that a growing segment of the population is on the autism spectrum. The 2017 “Power Rangers” movie and new Netflix series “Atypical,” for instance, have main characters with autism. Perhaps the most high-profile … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , ,

Autism Corner: 9 Ways Structured Work Systems Help You and Your Students

[Source:  Autism Classroom News and Resources] If you have followed this blog for any time, you know I’m pretty student-centered.  If you’ve ever asked me a question, you know my answer is often, “It depends on the student.”  So, not … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, OT | Tagged , ,

New State Laws Improve Coverage for Autism

[Source: Psych Central] A recent study finds that insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has improved significantly in most states. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health discovered that over the past decade, the enactment of state laws … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, OT, Psych | Tagged , , ,

Clinical Study Finds Scalp Acupuncture Effective for Treating Autistic Children

[Source:  Medical X-Press] The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) conducted a clinical observation of scalp acupuncture treatment for 68 children with autism. The findings indicated that 66 patients have shown improvements after treatment, resulting … Continue reading

Posted in Psych, PT | Tagged , ,

Signaling Pathway May be Key to why Autism is More Common in Boys

[Source: Science Daily] Researchers aiming to understand why autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are more common in boys have discovered differences in a brain signaling pathway involved in reward learning and motivation that make male mice more vulnerable to an autism-causing … Continue reading

Posted in Psych | Tagged , , ,