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Assessment in Special Education by Chris Whalen Doctor of Philosophy Posted Thu 09 Apr 2009 7:16pm It is sometimes difficult to make sense of all of the data that is collected on a child in a special education program.  The first issue is consistency and standardization.  There is no excepted assessment protocol that is used in ALL schools for ALL children, it varies immensely from school district to school district.  Another issue is that th ... Read on »
Montagnier and the Autism Treatment Trust by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 22 Nov 2010 11:58am This summer the Nobel Prizewinner, Luc Montagnier, seemed to lend credibility to homeopathy . French virologist Luc Montagnier stunned his colleagues at a prestigious international conference when he presented a new method for detecting viral infections that bore close parallels to the basic tenets of homeopathy. Although f ... Read on »
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Ineffective Treatment for Children with Autism by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 12 Nov 2009 10:01pm Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has grown in popularity over the last few years. This growth has occurred without any evidence that HBOT is at all beneficial. A recent study, published in the journal Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders entitled Randomized trial of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for children with autism, explores this questi ... Read on »
Adult Outcomes in Autism: A Prospective Longitudinal Examination of the Effects of Early Intensive Intervention: A 20 Year Follo by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 17 May 2012 8:37pm It’s been over 25 years since Ivar Lovaas published a study on Applied Behavioral Analysis which would made ABA therapy (for good or bad, you can find vocal proponents of both opinions) the “gold standard” for young autistic children. Now, some of the children who participated in the early studies and ABA programs are adults. Bryna Sieg ... Read on »
Tests & Diagnostics for Autism by Be Well Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of some of the common tests and diagnostics for Autism: Academic Assessment ADI-R ADOS-G Assessment of Family Resources Australian Scale for Asperger’s Syndrome Autism screening Behavioral Assessment Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (CHAT) Cognitive and Adaptive Behavior Assessment Ear Infection ... Read on »
NIH to study recovered autistics by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 09 Mar 2010 4:32pm A clinical trial has been started to study and compare autistics (children to young adults) who have “remitted” autism. These are people who would be called “recovered” by the autism parent community. The trial can be found on clinicaltrials.gov The purpose of the trial is given as: Autism is defined ... Read on »
The Autism Diagnostic Observatio ... by Nestor L. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Thu 12 Nov 2009 10:52am The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (The ADOS) is a diagnostic instrument that was created by the University of Michigan Professor Dr. Kathy Lord. During the last 2 decades, the ADOS has become the most accepted diagnostic tool for autism spectrum disorders. The ADOS has 4 different overlapping ‘versions’ (or modules) that were designed ... Read on »
Revisiting the Flawed 1% Estimate of Adult Autism in the UK by MJ Posted Tue 09 Aug 2011 7:53am If you remember, a survey results that was first published in 2009 and again in 2010 found that an estimated 1% of the adult population in the UK had some form of autism.  This result was a big deal at the time because it was one of the first results that demonstrated that autism is as common in adults as it is in children. Unfortunately, it i ... Read on »
Autism Risk and low birth weight newborns by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 19 Oct 2011 12:49pm A recent article in the journal Pediatrics has gathered a lot of news coverage this week. Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Adolescents Born Weighing<2000 Grams Here is the abstract: Objective: To estimate the diagnostic prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in a low birth weight (LBW) cohort. Metho ... Read on »
Separate Study Shows Gluten/Casein Free Diet Can Help in Autism by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Sat 22 May 2010 12:00am The media has been so busy covering the study of 14 children that did not show help from the GF/CF diet that it seems to have run out of ink and pixels for this one (From FoodConsumer.org .) One in 100 children in the United States suffer autism.  A new study in the April 2010 issue of Nutritional Neuroscience suggests ... Read on »