Archives for Autism

Autism

When Music is the Language Between Us

I spend a lot of time thinking about relationships in autism. This is especially true in a toy aisle when I become queasy over all the so-called “interactive” toys that are battery-powered, embedded with flashing lights, 15-seconds of whiny music and spinning parts. An...
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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Lego Therapy for Children with Autism

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder struggle with inappropriate or delayed social skills, fine motor skills, group skills, communication skills, attention skills, play skills, and more. Professionals from many fields are involved in the care of children with ASD including speech therapists, occupational therapists, mental...
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ADHD

Research Updates in Psychiatry

PSYCHOTHERAPY Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work or Not? The Plot Thickens Over the past several months, we have reviewed several articles that have endorsed cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of depression. In some cases, CBT has appeared even more effective than antidepressants, at...
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Autism and Schizophrenia

Emerging study results suggest that there are both clinical and biological links between autism and schizophrenia. The question regarding whether there is phenotypic overlap or comorbidity between autism and schizophrenia dates back to 1943, when Kanner1 first used the term “autism” to describe egocentricity.
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Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Recent attention has focused on identification of early signs that may identify children at risk for development of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Differences in feeding patterns, vocalization, and visual attention have been found between children with ASD and controls.
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