Today’s Solutions: June 13, 2024

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This eye test makes a clear diagnosis of ADHD and/or Autism possible

Individuals with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and/or autism usually fare better when diagnosed earlier so that parents and caregivers can provide them with the appropriate support and medication as soon as possible.  The problem is that even though autism and ADHD are both Read More...

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What this zebrafish gene reveals about autism in humans

The human brain is enormously complex, no one can deny that, but some parts of our brains are similar to those of some simpler animals. Think of it this way: a motorcycle may not have a car’s rear differential, air conditioning, or safety features, but they do both have an engine. Some of the Read More...

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Genetically atlasing the human brain helps understand its shape

The human brain is a wonderfully complex supercomputer. Therefore, science still has a long way to go to fully understand its mysterious ways. Though, a genetic study, published in Science, has brought us one step closer to figuring out what is going on in regards to how the brain is Read More...

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Study: Animals respond to speech the same way as humans

The brain’s response to sound is termed “frequency-following responses”, or FFRs. Clinicians use these as an assessor of hearing and speech capacity, helping them diagnose language disorders such as autism and dyslexia. FFR tests consist of a participant being played different sounds, with Read More...

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This toy shop creates a safe space for children with autism

My Small World is a toy shop in Bath that is doing big things for their customers with autism as well as the parents of children with autism by creating a friendly play space. The process starts outside the shop, with an “A-board” that lets guests know that they understand that certain kinds of Read More...

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Children's hospital integrates nature within its design to improve wellbeing

The health benefits of integrating nature within our built environment have long been made clear by research, so it makes perfect sense that design studio Perkins and Will has decided to do just that when it was commissioned to design a healthcare facility that caters to children with autism. The Read More...

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Campus adopts nature-inspired design as therapy for children with autism

As you’ve probably noticed yourself, incorporating nature into our built environment can go a long way in reducing stress, improving cognitive function and creativity as well as generally boosting our wellbeing. These perks of biophilic design — as it’s called in the world of architecture Read More...

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How PRT can dramatically improve an autistic child’s communication skills

Raising a child with autism can come with a lot of joys and wins, but there are also a lot of challenges. For many parents, one of the biggest of those challenges is learning how to communicate with their child. And although there are quite a few approaches to teaching a child with autism how to Read More...

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Understanding The Neurodivergent Perspective

What’s it like to live in a body and brain that functions differently than the majority of your peers? We are not talking about subtle differences - as always exist between any two minds - but rather those individuals who possess an entire mental processing system that is metaphorically blind to Read More...

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More companies across the US are hiring neurodiverse employees

At the Optimist Daily, we are proud to celebrate neurodiversity— the idea that neurological differences are to be recognized and respected as any other human variation. That’s why we are pleased to see that Goldman Sachs has become the latest company to target job candidates on the autism Read More...