Dutch designer Christian Boer created a dyslexic-friendly font to make reading easier for dyslexics like himself. “Traditional fonts are designed solely from an aesthetic point of view,” Boer writes on his website, “which means they often have characteristics that make characters difficult to recognize for people with dyslexia. Oftentimes, the letters of...
A new study found that a chemical in broccoli sprouts is able to temporarily improve symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The research was a collaboration between researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore and Massachusetts General Hospital for Children and it was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Neurobehavioral disorders like attention deficit disorder (ADD) can have a wide range of symptoms and affect people differently, meaning they are not a black and white diagnosis like cancer or an infectious disease. For a host of reasons, including better access to doctors and a decreased stigma about seeking help for mental health, diagnoses have been increasing.
A fifteen page story about the MMR vaccination controversy. As ever, I'm sure a few spelling errors have slipped past me. Feel free to point any out so I can correct them. The reference links for the strip are in the next blog entry. Now! Let's have a heated debate! 2013 update. Since I wrote…
Klockan är strax efter ett och ett tiotal ungdomar lyssnar på en föreläsning av Andreas Carlsson. Alla studenter i klassrummet har diagnosen Aspergers Syndrom, det är nämligen ett krav om man ska få gå utbildningen.
In her new book, Animals Make Us Human, Temple Grandin examines common notions of animal happiness and concludes that dogs, cats, horses, cows and zoo animals — among other creatures — possess an emotional system akin to that of humans.
As awareness of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) grows, parents are becoming increasingly vigilant of the signs of the neurodevelopment condition. However, the younger the child, the more subtle the behaviours can be.