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Autism Speaks Through Gene Expression
Autism spectrum disorders affect nearly 1 in 88 children, with symptoms ranging from mild personality traits to severe intellectual disability and seizures. Understanding the altered genetic pathways is critical for diagnosis and treatment. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - February 1, 2013 Category: Disability Tags: Autism Information Source Type: news
The Listening Program Helps Children With Down Syndrome Improve Speech Skills
Results of Pilot Study Published in Journal Music and Medicine Reveal The Listening Program Helps Children With Down Syndrome Improve Speech Skills. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - August 7, 2010 Category: Disability Tags: Special Education Source Type: news
Identifying Early‐Risk Markers and Developmental Trajectories for Language Impairment in Neurodevelopmental Disorders
The effective identification of neurodevelopmental disorders is essential for early diagnosis and provision of intervention services. For many of these conditions, one of the primary domains of abnormality is language development. This review addresses what is known about the earliest indicators of language impairment across a range of neurodevelopmental disorders; consideration is given to both behavioral and neural markers, as well as patterns of change over time. A summary of the current state of the field, including challenges in research, is presented. The earliest features of the language phenotype in Down syndrome, ...
Source: Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews - January 29, 2013 Category: Disability Authors: Rhiannon J. Luyster, Anne Seery, Meagan R. Talbott, Helen Tager‐Flusberg Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
Borrelia Miyamotoi - New Tick Transmitted Disease in North America
Hunterdon Medical Center Physician Successfully Treats First Confirmed Case of Borrelia Miyamotoi - Joseph Gugliotta, M.D.; Anne Felix; Anthony Suarez, MLT (ASCP), Senior Laboratory Technician at Hunterdon Medical Center; and Amy Kurynow, MLT (ASCP), Senior Laboratory Technician at Hunterdon Medical Center. Suarez and Kurynow called attention to the spirochetes during the analysis of the fluid sample from Ms. Felix. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - February 20, 2013 Category: Disability Tags: Lyme Disease Source Type: news
New Antivirals Block Progression of Flu Virus
Dr. Martin Richter (pharmacology), investigator with the Centre de recherche clinique Etienne-Le Bel (CRCELB) at the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS) and professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the Universite de Sherbrooke (UdeS), and his collaborators have identified a new function of the enzyme matriptase, present in the human respiratory system, that can activate a viral protein involved in infections caused by the H1N1 influenza (or flu) virus. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - February 23, 2013 Category: Disability Tags: Medical Research Source Type: news
Early Developmental Cues for Diagnosis of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Young Children
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a childhood‐onset disorder that is considered one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders. The symptoms of ADHD should be cast, not as static or fixed neurobehavioral deficits, but rather in terms of underlying developmental processes. Targeting attentional disorders early in life can bring about fundamental alterations in the pathogenesis of ADHD, and thus prevent or moderate the course of the disorder. The developmental approach can enable predictions concerning characteristics of ADHD that develop over time and inform us about multiple risk and protective factors...
Source: Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews - January 29, 2013 Category: Disability Authors: Itai Berger, Yoram Nevo Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
An Evaluation of the EQUIP Treatment Programme with Men who have Intellectual or Other Developmental Disabilities
ConclusionsThe EQUIP programme is a promising treatment, but further research is needed to investigate its effectiveness with men with intellectual or other developmental disabilities. (Source: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities)
Source: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities - December 28, 2012 Category: Disability Authors: Peter E. Langdon, Glynis H. Murphy, Isabel C.H. Clare, Emma J. Palmer, Joanna Rees Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Total Hip Replacement Cost and Pricing Difficulties
Study finds difficulty obtaining pricing, varying costs for total hip replacement - Researchers who sought to determine whether pricing information for a total hip replacement could be obtained from hospitals and physicians found getting such information was often difficult and that there were wide variations in the quoted prices, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - February 11, 2013 Category: Disability Tags: Prostheses Source Type: news
Working to Restore Movement for People with Paralysis - BrainGate Clinical Trial
Case Western Reserve University joins BrainGate clinical trial - Experts in muscle stimulation technology and brain-computer interfaces working to restore movement for people with paralysis. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - February 22, 2013 Category: Disability Tags: Clinical Trials Source Type: news
Rotary Clubs Around the World Taking Action to End Polio Now
Every year, Rotary clubs use the Feb. 23 anniversary of Rotary International as a platform to rally support for the humanitarian group's top priority: the global eradication of the crippling disease polio. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - February 23, 2013 Category: Disability Tags: Public Notices Source Type: news
Allergy App for iPhone - WebMD
WebMD Allergy provides accurate and personalized weather-related allergy information to help proactively manage allergies for the entire family. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - February 6, 2013 Category: Disability Tags: Disability and Health Apps Source Type: news
Significant Feeding Problems and Nutritional Risk in Children with Autism
Children with autism at significant risk for feeding problems and nutritional deficits - Healthy eating not only promotes growth and development, but also provides important opportunities for children to socialize during meals. A new, comprehensive analysis of feeding behavior in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) indicates that these children are five times more likely to have a feeding problem, including extreme tantrums during meals, severe food selectivity and ritualistic mealtime behaviors. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - February 5, 2013 Category: Disability Tags: Autism Information Source Type: news
Reflections on change: supporting people with learning disabilities in residential services
This study describes research that was designed to explore the reflections and perspectives of staff who had experienced the change from institutional care to person‐centred care and learn what factors had supported the change to, and continued adoption of, person‐centred care. In‐depth, semistructured interviews were conducted with seven participants working in residential homes for people with learning disabilities. The interviews were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Participants described positive changes, for example they were able to offer choice and spend time with residents. They perce...
Source: British Journal of Learning Disabilities - December 1, 2012 Category: Disability Authors: Rebecca Salmon, Nan Holmes, Karen Dodd Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
33% of People on UK Incapacity Benefits Capable of Working
Nearly a third of people on the old incapacity benefits have been found to be capable of some form of work since reassessment began, figures published 29 January 2013 show. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - February 3, 2013 Category: Disability Tags: UK Disability Employment Source Type: news
Stem Cells Reverse Dementia
"I have my wife of 60 years back," says Mary's husband following a two week follow up visit with her doctor. She was treated with her own stem cells for dementia. Now, one month later, she continues to show improvement. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - February 2, 2013 Category: Disability Tags: Dementia Information Source Type: news
Global Developmental Delay and Mental Retardation—A Pediatric Perspective
Pediatricians play a leading role in the detection, diagnosis, and management of children with global developmental delay (GDD) and mental retardation (MR). Assessment, investigation, and consultation with the family are the prime responsibility of the developmental pediatrician, in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team. The model used by the developmental pediatrician depends on the community health framework. Significant progress has been recently achieved in identifying underlying etiologies, using a variety of laboratory tests including neuroimaging and genetic and metabolic investigations. Although being used to...
Source: Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews - January 29, 2013 Category: Disability Authors: Emanuel Tirosh, Michael Jaffe Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
Autism Research and Services for Young Children: History, Progress and Challenges
For three decades after Leo Kanner's first clinical description, research progress in understanding and treating autism was minimal but since the late 1960s the growth of autism discoveries has been exponential, with a remarkable number of new findings published over the past two decades, in particular. These advances were made possible first by the discovery and dissemination of early intensive behavioural intervention (EIBI) for young children with autism that created the impetus for earlier accurate diagnosis. Other factors influencing the rapid growth in autism research were the first accepted diagnostic test for autis...
Source: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities - February 12, 2013 Category: Disability Authors: Travis Thompson Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Book Review of the Autism Spectrum in the 21st Century: Exploring Psychology, Biology and Practice Ilona Roth & Chris Barson Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010. ISBN: 1849050872. Pages: 345
(Source: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities)
Source: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities - February 12, 2013 Category: Disability Authors: Dr Humaira Arshad Tags: Book Review Source Type: research
Authentic Assessment for Early Childhood Intervention: Best Practices
(Source: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities)
Source: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities - February 12, 2013 Category: Disability Authors: Patricia Howlin Tags: BOOK REVIEW Source Type: research
Prenatal Exposures Associated with Neurodevelopmental Delay and Disabilities
Neurobehavioral teratology refers to the study of the abnormal development of the structure and the behavioral functions of the central nervous system, which result from exposure to exogenous agents during prenatal development. The focus of this review is the effects of various prenatal exposures on human neurodevelopment. Studies that deal with the adverse effects of infectious agents (rubella, cytomegalovirus, and toxoplasma), teratogenic drugs (e.g., antiepileptic drugs such as phenytoin, valproate, and carbamazepine, coumarin derivatives, and retinoids), alcohol, and other substances of abuse will be reviewed. Addition...
Source: Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews - January 29, 2013 Category: Disability Authors: Orna Diav‐Citrin Tags: Research Article Source Type: research