Feelings

I have to say that not a day goes by when I don’t wonder what he’s feeling. I must admit however that little by little I feel like I’m making my way through his mind and what he’s thinking. Turns out I’m not the only one asking questions.

In the article entitled “Kids With Autism Describe Their Sensory Experiences” by at Science of Us, there was a study done recently in which twelve kids with autism where asked about their feelings. Check it out at BPS Research Digest (courtesy of the journal Autism). 

Thank you!

  

Autism Librarian

The eyes have it

When I found this article from Autism Speaks in my inbox today, I thought great. Here’s some research perhaps getting us a little closer to helping those with autism. As I watched the video however, I remembered back to another article I recently posted.

In that article, The Kids Who Beat Autism there was a gentleman from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network who was quoted as saying “Autism isn’t an illness in need of a cure” and somehow this video got me to thinking about that statement.

I know my son wouldn’t be who he is if he wasn’t autistic and while I would love for him to be able to get through a day without the anxiety he feels or the behavior impediments that he has, I also know autism is part of his makeup.

Just food for thought. The article is entitled “Resilience from Autism: Study Shows Some Babies Undergo Course Correction” at Autism Speaks.

 

Autism Librarian

mendability

I came across this treatment just the other day but unfortunately I can’t remember where. When I went digging around, I found a couple of articles including this one at Science Daily. The article is entitled “Autism: Sensory-Motor or Environmental Enrichment May be Promising Approach“. I also found a link to a website that goes into great detail about the treatment, Mendability.

If that isn’t enough for you , here’s a link to the study entitled “Environmental Enrichment as an Effective Treatment for Autism: A Randomized Controlled Trial” by Cynthia C. Wood and Michael Leon at the University of California-Irvine.

 

 

Gutting it out

As my stomach sits here a little upset tonight, I came across this article about a study on good bacteria in the human gut. The article is entitled “‘Good’ Bacteria Ease Autism-Like Behaviors in Mouse Model” over at Autism Speaks.

Now the article is from last year which makes me wonder, has there been any follow-up? I’m gonna have to look tomorrow as I’m ready to head to bed but I’ll keep you posted.

On a little bit of a side note, I’ve recently decided to start giving my son the dietary supplement melatonin to help with his sleep. I know he doesn’t always sleep well and his Play Therapist recommended it. I also wonder if there is any correlation between the two?

Sleep Tight!

 

Autism Librarian

Chloride

I’ve heard the word before but I have to say that I was unaware that it is also a chemical in the human body used to break down food. A recently publish study also shows that it may also play a role in autism. The article is entitled “Autism: Birth Hormone May Control Expression of the Syndrome in Animals” over at Science Daily.

There is also another article on the study entitled “Diuretic May Treat Autism, Study in Rodents Suggest” by Laura Sanders at Science News but unfortunately, the complete article is unavailable. For a brief synopsis of it and a link to the study, click here.

Okay, I just found another article on that study over at the Autism Speaks website entitled “A Potent Diuretic as Autism Treatment“? Check it out.

Sincerely-

 

Autism Librarian