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How music outsmarts the brain

Whether it’s a stroke or Neglect syndrome - Music therapy offers musical concepts that transcend words. Silke Kammer of the franchise network "Music on Wheels – Outpatient Music Therapy" is a board-certified music therapist and certified in the field of neurologic music therapy (NMT). In the interview with REHACARE.de, she talks about the potential of music therapy in neurological rehabilitation. How music outsmarts the brain - Read more

Children with disabilities benefit from classroom inclusion

Photo: Pupils in class [04/08/2014] The secret to boosting the language skills of preschoolers with disabilities may be to put them in classrooms with typically developing peers, a new study finds. Researchers found that the average language skills of a child's classmates in the fall significantly predicted the child's language skills in the spring – especially for children with disabilities.Children with disabilities benefit from classroom inclusion - Read more

Recovery of language capacity right after a stroke

Photo: Researcher at his computer [21/07/2014] An interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Arizona (UA) has been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study language abilities in patients recovering from a stroke. The findings are expected to guide the development of treatments that would help patients regain as much of their language skills as possible.Recovery of language capacity right after a stroke - Read more

January 2014: Disability in the Media

Whether it's television or newspapers – the media form the picture we have of the world surrounding us. So, how do German media present people with disabilities? And what are American media doing differently, maybe also better? You will get to know all this in our current Topic of the Month January: Disability in the Media.January 2014: Disability in the Media - Read more

Best Practice: Disability in the Media

Exceptions prove the rule: Also if media creators can still change and improve aspects of their work, there are first positive examples. German media still trail behind, while the U.S. us ahead. Lilian Masuhr, head of the Leidmedien.de project, and blogger Ninia LaGrande gave us some recommendations which form the basis for this overview.Best Practice: Disability in the Media - Read more

Heroes or Victims: People with Disabilities in the Media

They either suffer or they are heroes: People with disabilities are often depicted one-sidedly in the media. A lot of journalists are not aware of possible misconceptions. The German project Leidmedien.de aims to change this and offers help and clarifications to media creators.Heroes or Victims: People with Disabilities in the Media - Read more

Speech Recovery after Stroke

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Magnetic coil on a head [02/12/2013] A Kiel University scientist investigates which areas in the brain really are in charge of speech, and how these interact. Her findings are supposed to help patients who have speech production problems or aphasia following a stroke.Speech Recovery after Stroke - Read more

Autism and Language Impairment Genetically Linked

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[30/10/2013] Rutgers University scientists find strong evidence of a genetic connection in areas of social skills and repetitive behaviors.Autism and Language Impairment Genetically Linked - Read more

Improving Language Development in Kids with Hearing Loss

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[11/03/2013] University of Miami psychologist and her collaborators demonstrate the impact sensitive parenting has on language growth for children who receive cochlear implantsImproving Language Development in Kids with Hearing Loss - Read more

Mobile App Helps Improve Language and Social Skills

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Picaa screenshot; linked to [14/12/2012] Researchers have developed a cell phone that can be downloaded free and improves basic competences (maths, language, knowledge of the environment, autonomy and social skills) in children with autism-related disorders or Down’s Syndrome. Mobile App Helps Improve Language and Social Skills - Read more

 
 

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