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As An Eating Disorder Therapist, I’m Concerned About Netflix’s ‘To The Bone’

The trailer of Netflix’s upcoming movie, ‘To The Bone,’ opens with a plate of food and a young, frail, girl tallying up the calorie counts of each item. Her friend laughs and says, “it’s like you have calorie Asperger’s.” The movie, which was written and directed by Marti Noxon and stars Lilly Collins and Keanu Reeves depicts a young girl’s battle with anorexia. It has already been met with a lot of controversy, especially within the eating disorder recovery and treatment community. I think that the creation of this film was well-intentioned. The director and lead actress both shared that they have personally struggled with eating disorders in the past, and that their aim was to raise awareness and to diminish shame and secrecy. Raising awareness of eating disorders and diminishing shame and stigma surrounding seeking help is crucial. However, as an eating disorder therapist in private practice in Rockville, Maryland, I have some major concerns about the way that anorexia is being depicted both in the trailer and in the press surrounding the movie. The Problems With The Press Coverage Lilly Collins, who says that she recovered from anorexia herself, has appeared in press interviews for the movie where she discusses how she lost weight for the role “in the most healthy way possible,” with the help of a nutritionist. It was difficult for me to even type that sentence. Saying that someone with a history of anorexia is a...
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Conclusion: The inclusion of activities to stimulate executive function abilities in language intervention for children with ASD warrants further investigation.Folia Phoniatr Logop 2017;69:78 –83
Source: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Comprehension of narrow focus in adolescents with ASD who study in a special educational system is related to their cognitive-linguistic abilities and not to the autistic condition by itself or to its severity.Folia Phoniatr Logop 2017;69:67 –77
Source: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
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Conclusion: This study highlights the influence both parent behaviours and child interest may have on shared book reading practices of parents with their preschool children with disabilities.Folia Phoniatr Logop 2017;69:43 –53
Source: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Given the importance of neurobiological findings and their mapping onto early social pragmatic skills, early intervention goals need to focus on increasing appropriate eye gaze skills and joint attention. Such goals could potentially improve intervention outcomes in terms of improving social communication skills in youngsters with ASD.Folia Phoniatr Logop 2017;69:38 –42
Source: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
Background: The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has increased significantly in the last decade as have treatment choices. Nonetheless, the vastly diverse autism topic includes issues related to naming, description, iden ­tification, assessment, and differentiation from other neu­rodevelopmental conditions. ASD issues directly impact speech-language pathologists (SLPs) who often see these children as the second contact, after pediatric medical practitioners. Because of shared symptomology, differentiation among ne urodevelopmental disorders is crucial as it impacts treatment, educational choices, and th...
Source: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The performance of children on questionnaires may lead to the development of easily administered and interpretable assessments for differentiating children with pragmatics and social communication impairments, such as children with autism, from typically developing children.Folia Phoniatr Logop 2017;69:20 –26
Source: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The results support positive global trends for SLPs using effective practices in assessment and intervention for children with ASD. Two areas where SLPs may need further support are involving parents in assessment practices, and supporting literacy development in children with ASD.Folia Phoniatr Logop 2017;69:8 –19
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