A Music Program For Autistic Kids That Has Nothing To Do With Therapy Some children with autism have a special affinity for music. It seems to calm them down and give them an easier way to express themselves. So music therapy has become popular for many autistic kids. Lindsey Melo, 12, plays violin at the Boston Conservatory while accompanied on guitar by her instructor, Kristy Foye. BOSTON — Gianna Hitsos is an eighth grader from Groton with an ambitious project: she’s making a CD of herself singing her favorite Broadway songs. That’s a big deal for Gianna. Now she gets private voice lessons at the Boston Conservatory on Saturdays during the school year. They attend to become better musicians. The program’s goal is to give autistic kids musical opportunities that could change their futures: Maybe playing in an orchestra, maybe performing in a band. Studying The Same Music Skills They’d Learn In College “I feel like if I actually performed, and being able to take voice lessons, I can improve my singing skills and hopefully make it big,” Hitsos says.
Interview: Henry and Kamila Markram about The Intense World Theory for Autism Our quirky autistic columnist, John Scott Holman, interviewed Henry and Kamila Markram, originators of the Intense World Theory. Read their compelling and refreshing insights in this Wrong Planet exclusive… 1. The Intense World Theory sheds light on the mystery of autism, and offers fascinating and refreshing insights. The Intense World Theory states that autism is the consequence of a supercharged brain that makes the world painfully intense and that the symptoms are largely because autistics are forced to develop strategies to actively avoid the intensity and pain. The brain is supercharged because the elementary functional units of the brain are supercharged. The theory predicts that there are three factors in the cause of autism; a genetic predisposition, a toxic insult during pregnancy and environmental exposure after birth. 2. Our research into autism started in 1998 while Henry Markram was at the Weizmann Institute. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Absolutely. 10.
How to Detect Lies - body language, reactions, speech patterns Interesting Info -> Lying Index -> How to Detect Lies Become a Human Lie Detector (Part 1) Warning: sometimes ignorance is bliss. After gaining this knowledge, you may be hurt when it is obvious that someone is lying to you. The following deception detection techniques are used by police, forensic psychologists, security experts and other investigators. Introduction to Detecting Lies: This knowledge is also useful for managers, employers, and for anyone to use in everyday situations where telling the truth from a lie can help prevent you from being a victim of fraud/scams and other deceptions. This is just a basic run down of physical (body language) gestures and verbal cues that may indicate someone is being untruthful. If you got here from somewhere else, be sure to check out our Lie Detection index page for more info including new research in the field of forensic psychology. Signs of Deception: Body Language of Lies: • A person who is lying to you will avoid making eye contact. Bored?
Social Media Part 1 – Parents of atuistic children need to think twice before posting Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a series of four about Social Media for teens and young autistic adults as well as advice to parents. Paddy-Joe, our resident young autistic adult reporter explores the pros and cons of using Social Media as well as things for parents to consider – both in sharing stories about their children with autism (this article) and how to monitor and assist a child in the use of Social Media. While the articles have a focus on autism, the advice is universal. The internet allows people more freedom than they have ever had before – they have all the knowledge and information they could possibly want at the tips of their fingers. Parents always upload images of their children to the internet, or stories about them, and there are endless blogs, tweets and YouTube videos of parents showing off their children. But what about things that may come back to embarrass that child later in life? Other News of Interest:
How Asperger's Syndrome / High-Functioning Autism Affects Adults This is one of the lengthier articles on this site. At first I considered breaking it up, but that didn't seem to work too well. I guess there's nothing stopping anyone from skimming it, or skipping around to the parts they're interested in. The group that probably has the most problem with socializing are people with Asperger's Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism (HFA). It's not clear whether Asperger's Syndrome (AS) and High-Functioning Autism are distinct conditions or not. Asperger's Syndrome isn't a mental health problem. The biggest issue Asperger's Syndrome causes is difficulties with socializing, in all kinds of ways. In general people with Asperger's Syndrome want to be social and connect with others. I'll go into more detail about various AS-related social difficulties below. The fact is the Asperger's 'way' of doing things only seems to be a problem in some cases because it clashes with the unwritten norm. Diagnostic Criteria for Asperger's Syndrome A. B. C. D. E. F. Voice
Music for Autism Handwriting problems in children with aspergers - National Handwriting Association Author: Sheila E. Henderson and Dido Green Institute of Education, University of London A few years ago hardly anyone had heard of the term (Asperger's Syndrome)...yet today almost every school seems to have a child with this new syndrome (Attwood, 1998). Since Asperger, a Viennese paediatrician, first described the syndrome that was later to bear his name (Asperger, 1944), there has been a great deal of debate about its status, its particular characteristics and whether it can truly be distinguished from autism (see e.g. Although most teachers and therapists will be familiar with the term Asperger Syndrome and many will have had direct experience of working with a child bearing such a label, not all will be familiar with the full scale of the problems such children can encounter in school. Given the focus of this journal, it will not surprise our readers to discover that it is these movement difficulties to which we draw particular attention in this paper. Of Fritz, V. Case A Case B
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