Posts Tagged 'Autism'

Assistive Technology to Improve Education for Students with Autism

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Every individual has potential. This month, we have cause to celebrate that. June 18 is Autistic Pride Day, a celebration of the diversity of everyone on the autism spectrum.

In the US, One in 68 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Regardless, educators rarely receive specialized training in order to best meet the needs of students with ASD. Given how ubiquitous the disorder is, it is clear that measures must be taken to ensure equal access to education.

Fortunately, there are several types of assistive technologies that can improve the quality of education for these learners. By implementing the following devices in K-12 education, we can help ensure that students with autism can develop the social and language skills needed to succeed in life:

Posted by Devin Morrissey Jun 12, 2017 Posted in Disability No Comments

How a Doctor’s Body Language Can Ease Communication with Patients with Disability

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Academy award-nominated film producer Peter Guber once said, “Your body language, your eyes, your energy will come through to your audience before you even start speaking.” Meanwhile, according to Albert Mehrabian, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at UCLA, approximately 55 percent—more than half—of communication is nonverbal. This is true in all areas of communication, particularly when communicating with patients. As soon as you walk through the door, you have begun a conversation without speaking a word, and that silent dialogue can have serious repercussions. Unconscious behaviors the physician may not even realize he is exhibiting can make patients uncomfortable and make communication more difficult.

Posted by Dennis Hung Aug 05, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

Thermal Aquatic Massage

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September is Cerebral Palsy (CP) awareness month.  Cerebral palsy is caused by an abnormal development or damage in the brain that controls movement.  It affects motor function and can be classified into three groups of motor impairments; Spastic CP, Ataxic CP and Dyskinetic CP.

Posted by Windy Wills Sep 24, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Why Swimming Is A Good Choice

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Swimming is an extremely popular sport for children with disabilities – a fact that I have witnessed first-hand on many occasions. In particular, I have found it to be a particularly beneficial activity for children with learning difficulties, and many whom I have taught have gone on to become exceptional club – and even national-standard – swimmers.

Posted by Henry Croft Jun 23, 2014 Posted in Disability 4 Comments

AT-HOME FITNESS TIPS FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

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More than half of the nation’s children with Autism are overweight.

Posted by suzanne Apr 10, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

“Never Say Never” – Mrs. Nancy Scavuzzo (in memoriam)

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I didn’t realize how often I would think about those three words and the insight and wisdom shared by a woman I truly respected as a mother and grade school Principal.  I know I never expected or planned to write a book last year.

Posted by suzanne Aug 05, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Using the RADIO as a tool to help students with Autism spectrum disorders learn to take part in a conversation

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The Temple Gradin School at the University of Colorado in Boulder is offering a summer program for youth aged 11 – 16 on communication skills. The students are learning how to give recorded interviews of each other on the radio, as a technique for learning how to understand another person’s perspective in conversation.

Posted by Tanya Jul 28, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Autism Leads Rise of Developmental Disabilities

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A government study recently reported an increase of 17% of developmental disabilities in the past decade rise. The two disability that have led this increase are autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. “Developmental disorders rose to 15 percent of U.S. children, or about 10 million, in 2006-2008, from 12.8 percent, or about 8 million, in 1997-1999, according to the study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — published in the journal Pediatrics.”

Posted by Jenny Carlton Jun 23, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Dogs help all family members dealing with autism

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One more reason to get a dog: furry four-legged friends can help both parents of / and children with autism.

Posted by Tessa Jun 02, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments

Lights – Camera – Action!

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Karen Meyers, Contributing Reporter for WLS-TV Channel 7, dropped in for a visit to Right Fit Friday, May 20, 2011.  Karen’s primary purpose was to see our facility and observe the “Raise the Bar” class, which is our award-winning 60-minute fitness class for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  What a great opportunity we now had to share with WLS-TV’s viewers what Right Fit does to help these children increase their fitness levels.

Posted by suzanne May 27, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments