Music Therapy for People with Disabilities

Music therapy is an effective educational and therapeutic tool for both children and adults with forms of disabilities. The strategies involved with music therapy may effect changes in skill areas that are important for people with a variety of forms of disabilities such as learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, autism and many others. As a person with disabilities, I have found music to be invaluable in relation to the forms of disabilities I experience.
Source: Disabled World - Category: Disability Tags: Physical Therapy Source Type: news

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Conclusions and ImplicationsThe results of this analysis suggest that while children diagnosed with CP and with access to stored CB differ from a broader population sample in terms of demographics, they have similar clinical severity and comorbidity profiles. As such, LUSTRE may serve as a valuable source of data for the characterization of individuals with CP, including individuals who have or will receive CB infusions.
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
ConclusionsWithin this pilot study, written disclosure appeared beneficial to caregiver psychophysiological stress. However, due to the provision of substantial participant adherence support, we refrain from suggesting feasibility. Nonetheless, improvement of mental health pathology in parents of children with ASD is both significant and timely.
Source: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Abstract Inflammatory mediators affect the brain during development. Neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorders, cognitive impairment, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and schizophrenia have been linked to early life inflammation. Recent advances have shown the effects of systemic inflammation on children's neurodevelopment. We discuss the potential mechanisms by which inflammatory molecules can exert their effects on the developing brain and consider the roles of MHC class I molecules, the HPA axis, glial cells, and monoamine metabolism. Methods to prevent the effects of cytokine imbalance may lead t...
Source: Trends in Molecular Medicine - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Trends Mol Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsWithin this pilot study, written disclosure appeared beneficial to caregiver psychophysiological stress. However, due to the provision of substantial participant adherence support, we refrain from suggesting feasibility. Nonetheless, improvement of mental health pathology in parents of children with ASD is both significant and timely.
Source: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
The  David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has received $2.257 million from Ralph, Shirley, Peter and Alison Shapiro to support four endowed chairs in the department of pediatrics.The chairs will help UCLA recruit and retain faculty in pediatrics who are focused on enhancing quality of life for children with cerebral palsy, autism, and other developmental and behavioral challenges. The gift bolsters support for an endowed chair the Shapiros established earlier, and it will create three new additional term chairs that will benefit faculty for five-year terms.The original Shapiro Family Term Chair in Developmenta...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Conclusions Within this pilot study, written disclosure appeared beneficial to caregiver psychophysiological stress. However, due to the provision of substantial participant adherence support, we refrain from suggesting feasibility. Nonetheless, improvement of mental health pathology in parents of children with ASD is both significant and timely.
Source: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Developmental Medicine&Child Neurology, EarlyView.
Source: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology - Category: Child Development Authors: Source Type: research
By SAURABH JHA Of my time arguing with doctors, 30 % is spent convincing British doctors that their American counterparts aren’t idiots, 30 % convincing American doctors that British doctors aren’t idiots, and 40 % convincing both that I’m not an idiot. A British doctor once earnestly asked whether American physicians carry credit card reading machines inside their white coats. Myths about the NHS can be equally comical. British doctors don’t prostate every morning in deference to the NHS, like the citizens of Oceania sang to Big Brother in Orwell’s dystopia. Nor, in their daily rounds, do the...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: OP-ED Uncategorized AlfieEvans Source Type: blogs
Abstract The purpose of this systematic review was to investigate the effects of instruction on single-word reading of individuals who use aided augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). A systematic search identified nine single-case experimental design studies that involved 24 individuals who used aided AAC. Overall, the evidence indicated that instruction had positive effects on reading at the single-word level for individuals across ages and diagnostic categories (i.e., autism spectrum disorder (ASD), cerebral palsy (CP), Down syndrome, and intellectual disability). The studies revealed that these effe...
Source: Augmentative and Alternative Communication - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Augment Altern Commun Source Type: research
This report would examine developments at the state and federal-level, court cases, and current views from stakeholders. Policy Questions Which states have PAS laws and what do those laws provide? What protections against abuse of PAS?What have the Supreme Court and lower courts held regarding individuals’ rights under PAS laws? The laws themselves?Is there evidence that persons with disabilities are being denied treatment by insurance companies but offered PAS instead, as NCD predicted?How is PAS viewed by disability organizations? Has this evolved in the past 13 years? If so why? If not, why?Are persons with disabi...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs
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