The effect of 16 weeks gymnastic training on social skills and neuropsychiatric functions of autistic children
AbstractThe aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of 16 weeks of gymnastic exercises on motor and neuropsychological skills of children with autism. The statistical population consisted of autistic children in a charity center in Karaj. Thirty autistic children 8‒12 years of age, who were eligible to be included in the study, were randomly selected and assigned to two test and control groups. To evaluate motor development, the short form of Bruininks–Oseretsky test and to evaluate neuropsychological characteristics, Conners scales were used. The test group carried out gymnastic exercises for 16 weeks (three sessions a week, with each sessio n lasting for 45 min); the control group subjects were engaged in their daily activities during the period. Two-way ANOVA was used to compare the two groups. There was a significant difference in the total motor skill scores between the two groups (P 0.05). On the other hand, all the neuropsychological characteristics improved except for language performance. It can be concluded from the results of the present study that gymnastic exercises might have an effective role in improving motor and neuropsychological skills of children with autism.
Condition: Autism Spectrum Disorder Interventions: Drug: PLC; Drug: CBD; Drug: CBDV Sponsor: King's College London Active, not recruiting
Yesterday I had to pick up Nat from his day program so that he could get to his band rehearsal and voice lesson by 6. His usual routine was unavailable because the group home needed the van for an event, so there was no way to take Nat to his practice. Nat was ready the moment I showed up, of course. Someone is always hanging around the entrance and everyone knows me there by now, so the grapevine gets to Nat before I do. He walked right past me, to the car. I started up with conversational attempts because I have a problem with no talking. I do this, because I think it’s right, too. Even though — or possibly b...
Jonathan A. Weiss, Michelle A. Fardella
Naturopathy is quackery. If you doubt this, consider that you can't have naturopathy without homeopathy. What's even worse is when naturopaths subject autistic children to quackery like CEASE therapy. Expecting any naturopathic regulatory board to investigate quackery in naturopathy is the proverbial fox guarding the henhouse. The post The British Columbia College of Naturopathic Physicians investigates naturopaths using CEASE therapy on autistic children appeared first on RESPECTFUL INSOLENCE.
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Conclusion: In view of the findings, it will be appropriate for autism spectrum disorder to be included in the clinical training curriculum as well as the continuous professional education for both paediatric and psychiatric nurses. This will go a long way in helping paediatric and psychiatric nurses to increase their knowledge of autism spectrum disorder. PMID: 29785200 [PubMed]
B.C.’s top doctor says there are “huge potential harms” connected to a homeopathic treatment based on the unfounded claim that vaccines cause most cases of autism.
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Researchers have identified a type of genetic aberration to be the cause of certain neurodevelopmental disorders and congenital diseases, such as autism and congenital heart disease, which are undetectable by conventional genetic testing.
Contributors : Josef Srovnal ; Pavlina CapkovaSeries Type : Genome variation profiling by genome tiling array ; Genome variation profiling by SNP arrayOrganism : Homo sapiensAutism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex heterogeneous developmental disease with a significant genetic background that is frequently caused by rare copy number variants (CNV). The aim of the study was to identify new candidate genes for ASD in the studied cohort of ASD-diagnosed patients. We used chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) - a Cytoscan HD (Affymetrix, Santa Clara, CA, USA) to detect CNV in 87 ASD patients and their relatives and evaluate...
Glutamate and GABA in autism spectrum disorder—a translational magnetic resonance spectroscopy study in man and rodent modelsGlutamate and GABA in autism spectrum disorder—a translational magnetic resonance spectroscopy study in man and rodent models, Published online: 25 May 2018; doi:10.1038/s41398-018-0155-1Glutamate and GABA in autism spectrum disorder—a translational magnetic resonance spectroscopy study in man and rodent models