Bill Gates, Asperger’s Syndrome, and your gifted child

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What do Bill Gates, people with Asperger’s Syndrome, and your gifted child have in common? Some would say agreat intellect coupled withdifficult social interactions. Rumors and anecdotal tales abound about the connection between various brain disorders and high intelligence – let’s take them one at a time. First, what is Asperger’s Syndrome? According to the...

Best Plan For Autism Starts With Behavioral Therapy-Term Life

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Although there is no cure for autism, various interventions can help diminish the symptoms, sometimes profoundly. Since both social and communication differences are part of the diagnosis, behavioral and speech language therapy are typically the foundation of intervention. But one challenge in planning, and a stress for parents, is that no single educational plan...

Autism Symptoms and Early Signs….? 10 Things You Can do to Help an Autism Family-Term Life

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As a parent, you never want to believe that your precious bundle has a problem. But when it comes to autism, catching it early—ideally by the age of eighteen months—makes a huge difference. But no matter your child’s age, don’t lose hope. Treatment can reduce the disorder’s effects and help your child learn, grow,...

Atlanta’s Alarming HIV & AIDS Stats Are Our Problem | Med Log

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The headline is as frightening as it sounds: “Half Of Atlanta’s Newly Diagnosed HIV Patients Have AIDS, Grady Testing Finds.” Yet, what may sound like an isolated problem is a complicated issue whose faults are multidimensional and could easily pour over into other major metropolitan cities. If they haven’t already. As NPR’s Lisa Hagen reports, Atlanta...

ADHD Drugs Make Big Money, But We Still Don’t Know the Risks – Wired

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HANDS UP IF any of these things describes your kids, you as a kid, or kids you know: inability to wait for a turn; temper tantrums; fidgeting; inability to finish chores; being too loud; being too quiet. Congratulations! The kid in question might have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and he (and it’s a he...