Congratulations to Kara Bloom, winner of our 3rd iPad giveaway. Kara’s mom Melanie told us that having twins with special needs presents special challenges. “The behavior of one affects the behavior of another adversely. For our most severely affected daughter, limited communication produces extreme frustration. She knows what she wants but becomes frustrated when we [...]
News from the Medical Director of the Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine Drake Institute – Accelerated Treatment Program-Optimizing Neuroplasticity Our brain weighs only 2 to 3 pounds, yet the brain uses up as much as 40% of all of one’s blood glucose or blood sugar. This is an astonishing fact. What does the brain [...]
What Is Sensory Processing Disorder? How To Diagnose Children With Sensory Issues Written by Beth Arky. This story is part of Speak Up for Kids, an annual public education program held during National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week (May 6-12, 2012). It usually happens in the preschool years. You notice that your toddler seems to have [...]
Congratulations to Rickey Balboa and his family for being our 2nd iPad winner!
Rickey’s mom Josie noted, “For my son, Ricky, winning an iPad for him would fulfill his dream and mine..My son is non verbal, and he uses an iPad at his therapy facility and his therapist have told me that he benefits from it very well, he uses it to do better on his part and as a reward for him after doing his sessions he is allowed to watch Sesame Street or Bear in the Big Blue House video…
Uniqueness of Each Patient Requires Individualized Treatment Protocols A research study just published in the scientific journal Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback reported that treating ADHD patients with neurofeedback based on “the patient’s individual brain activity measured by quantitative EEG” or QEEG brainmap produced much more improvement than seen in previous treatment studies that did not [...]
For those unfamiliar with ABC’s “What Would You Do?,” it sets up common yet uncomfortable situations to see how every day people deal with them. In this segment, the situation set up was autistic child and his family (played by actors) trying to have breakfast at a restaurant. As the child began to speak loudly [...]
Friend of our Founder Jodi Gomes, here’s former NFL Player Mark McMillian Aka “Mighty Mouse” of Eagles/ Chiefs, 90 All Madden Team NFL & Alabama record holder. Univ of Alabama Roll Tide supporting Autism Walk in Wichita, KS April 2012.