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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

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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

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[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

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[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

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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

Early Treatment Sparks Striking Brain Changes in Autism

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Photo: Lonely child sitting on the ground; linked to [16/11/2012] When given early treatment, children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) made significant improvements in behavior, communication, and most strikingly, brain function, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in a new study. Early Treatment Sparks Striking Brain Changes in Autism - Read more

Therapy Helps Nonverbal Children with Autism to Say First Words

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[18/11/2011] A new treatment can help nonverbal children with autism to develop speech, according to a proof-of-concept study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC).Therapy Helps Nonverbal Children with Autism to Say First Words - Read more

Speech Disorders: Singing After Stroke?

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[14/11/2011] After a left-sided stroke, many individuals suffer from serious speech disorders but are often able to sing complete texts relatively fluently. Researchers have now demonstrated that it is not singing itself that is the key.Speech Disorders: Singing After Stroke? - Read more

Babies Take A First Step Toward Language

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[26/09/2011] Watching children on the playground, we see them run, climb, slide, get up, and do it all again. While their movements are continuous, we language-users can easily divide them up and name each one. But what about people - babies - who don not yet have words? How do they make sense of a world in motion?Babies Take A First Step Toward Language - Read more

Why Autistic Individuals Confuse Pronouns

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[08/08/2011] Autism is a mysterious developmental disease because it often leaves complex abilities intact while impairing seemingly elementary ones. For example, it is well documented that autistic children often have difficulty correctly using pronouns, sometimes referring to themselves as "you" instead of "I."Why Autistic Individuals Confuse Pronouns - Read more

Communications Challenges: New Mobile App Gives a Voice

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[11/04/2011] MyVoice, a mobile app and server system that operates on iPhone and Android devices, gives users with aphasia, autism, and other conditions that affect speech ability a voice by simply tapping words and pictures on a screen. Communications Challenges: New Mobile App Gives a Voice - Read more

Sign Language Users Read Words and See Signs Simultaneously

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[28/03/2011] People fluent in sign language may simultaneously keep words and signs in their minds as they read, according to an international team of researchers.Sign Language Users Read Words and See Signs Simultaneously - Read more

Bilingualism Delays Onset of Alzheimer's Symptoms

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[29/11/2010] A Canadian science team has found more dramatic evidence that speaking two languages can help delay the onset of Alzheimer's symptoms by as much as five years.Bilingualism Delays Onset of Alzheimer's Symptoms - Read more

Aphasia: Finding the Words

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[26/11/2010] New Brain Stimulation Technique Shows Promise for People with Aphasia, a language disorder that may appear after a stroke. Aphasia: Finding the Words - Read more

 
 
 
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