Oliver McGowan death prompts mandatory autism training

The announcement follows the death of Oliver McGowan with autism, who was given a drug he was allergic to.
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Publication date: February 2020Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Volume 56Author(s): Vida Mehdizadehfar, Farnaz Ghassemi, Ali Fallah, Hamidreza PouretemadAbstractProblems in recognizing facial expressions have been observed in children and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and provided deficits in social interactions. Mild autistic traits have been also detected in first-degree relatives of children with autism, so in this study, difficulty in facial emotion recognition in the fathers of children with autism is investigated using EEG signals. Fifteen biological fathers of children with a ...
Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The limited availability of services and interventions for individuals with ASD and their families in Seoul in comparison to Massachusetts, underlines target areas for further investment and development. PMID: 31701704 [PubMed - in process]
Source: J Korean Med Sci - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Children are among the most susceptible groups of family violence and this is an important and worrying issue all over the world. Children with disabilities are more vulnerable to family violence. Children with autism are exposed to various typ...
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Publication date: Available online 9 November 2019Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Stuart DanielAbstractConsideration is given to the hypothesis provided by Trevarthen and Delafield-Butt (2013) – that disruption of social synchrony in autism is rooted in disturbance of prospective motor control for expressive action and active perception of other's expression: crucially, autism is a disturbance of “sensorimotor intentionality” (Delafield-Butt and Gangopadhyay 2013). The feedforward qualities of communicative musicality (Malloch, Trevarthen, Malloch, and Trevarthen (2009))) – the temporal ...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
When Jonathan Pinkard met Lori Wood, he was homeless and was told he only had months to live. Lori decided to take him in to help him get a heart transplant. Steve Hartman has their story on the road.
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Source: Neuroscience Bulletin - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
ConclusionsData regarding effectiveness and social validity indicated that the SoF practice was effective and socially valid as a self-management practice for aggressive and destructive behavior of adolescents with ASD. Further studies of the SoF practice are needed to validate its effectiveness for Chinese children with ASD.
Source: Mindfulness - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
As kids grow, their brains undergo a development process that is poorly understood. Children can have short attention spans, move around a lot, and are not easy to get into and then keep still inside a stationary scanner. Now, a collaboration of s...
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A database analysis of more than 300,000 individuals concludes there is no increased risk for adverse cardiovascular events associated with the use of stimulant medications by children and youth with autism.Medscape Medical News
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This study aims to analyze the effect of stimulant on processing speed performance and attention indices in children with ASD and ADHD.Methods: Forty children aged 6-18 years diagnosed with ASD who also met the criteria for ADHD were recruited. All children performed a computerized performance test for the assessment of cognitive attention performance three times: twice while they are drug naïve and once an hour after taking a single dose of 10 mg. methylphenidate (MPH). This performance was compared to a group of children diagnosed with 'ADHD only' without ASD.Results: A significant difference (p 
Source: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nord J Psychiatry Source Type: research
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