Tag Archives: News of the Week

Exploring the ADHD-Autism Link

[Source: Science Daily] For the better part of the last decade, a growing body of research has been revealing more and more similarities between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism. Jean Gehricke, an associate professor of pediatrics at UC Irvine and a … Continue reading

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Autism- Epilepsy Connection Explored in Four Studies

[Source: Science Daily] Epilepsy affects nearly 30 percent of all people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a neurobehavioral condition marked by impaired social and language development. Conversely, many patients with epilepsy display ASD-like behavior. Recent studies suggest that epileptic seizures … Continue reading

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Research: Analyses of Sensory Integration Therapy

[Source: Your Therapy Source] The Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities published a meta-analysis on the use of sensory integration with individuals who have or at risk for a developmental or learning disability or delay. The outcomes from 30 studies on sensory … Continue reading

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Kids with ADHD Must Squirm to Learn, Study Says

[Source:  Science Daily] For decades, frustrated parents and teachers have barked at fidgety children with ADHD to “Sit still and concentrate!” But new research conducted at UCF shows that if you want ADHD kids to learn, you have to let … Continue reading

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Mapping Language in the Brain

[Source:  Science Daily] The exchange of words, speaking and listening in conversation, may seem unremarkable for most people, but communicating with others is a challenge for people who have aphasia, an impairment of language that often happens after stroke or … Continue reading

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