“Little Evidence Supports Autism Treatment Options in Adolescents”- More Research Needed

“Overall, there is very little evidence in all areas of care for adolescents and young adults with autism, and it is urgent that more rigorous studies be developed and conducted,” said Melissa McPheeters, Ph.D., M.P.H., director of Vanderbilt’s Evidence-Based Practice Center and senior author of the report, a systematic review of therapies published by the […]

Study: Father’s age a likely factor in autism

Written By: Jim Axelrod (CBS News) The cause of autism is one of the great mysteries of medicine, but we found out something new and important Wednesday. A report in the medical journal “Nature” says it is the age of the father at the time of conception, not the age of the mother that can […]

Eight Awesome Rehab Solutions Made Possible by NASA

Written By Amy-Lynn Engelbrecht in Occupational Therapy | Physical Therapy | Speech Language Pathology Unless you’ve spent the last few weeks under an earth-bound rock, you’ve become familiar with the name “Curiosity”. NASA’s rugged and technologically astounding rover landed safely on the surface of Mars last week and began tweeting as soon as it’s wheels […]

Successful Tools to Enhance Emotional Intelligence

By: Lori Ciccarelli Experts in the field of leadership believe that truly effective leaders possess a high level of emotional intelligence or emotional quotient (EQ) focusing on self and relationship management. It’s about social competence. Raising a child with autism has assisted with elevating my own emotional intelligence. The 5 Components of EQ Dr. Daniel […]