Creating Perseverations Lists for Your Autistic Loved Ones
It sounds silly for caregivers, parents, teachers, and work coaches, but having their autistic loved ones create perseverations lists can help them focus on schoolwork, chores, tasks at work, and more "boring stuff."
I Am Autistic and I Love ABA
There is a lie that keeps being pushed around. The lie is that autistics hate Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). There are quite a few that hate ABA, but the reasons don't line up under consistent examination. I am autistic, and I love ABA. Here is why.
The Problems With People 'Hearing for the First Time' Videos
Why so called “inspirational” videos about people hearing for the first time with cochlear implants (CIs) or assistive listening devices do not tell the true story of deaf people’s experiences. They can be misleading and do not accurately reflect what cochlear implants or hearing aids actually do.
Glaucoma, Curcumin, and Autoimmunity: Exploring the Research
Untreated glaucoma can cause vision loss. Specially-formulated curcumin might be helpful for the disease, which in some cases may be an autoimmune disorder.
Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Causes, Problems, and Brain Training
Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type of hearing impairment. Ways to deal with the condition exist. One type of brain-training game may be helpful.
Stressful Life Issues Only People With Sensitive Hearing Can Relate To
A poignant and humorous glimpse into what life is like with better-than-excellent hearing.
Hearing Loss Facts and the Possibility of Stem Cell Therapy
A common cause of hearing loss is damage to the hair cells in the cochlea of the ear. Researchers hope to one day use stem cell therapy to make new hair cells.
What People With Disabilities Want the Public and the Media to Know
How people with disabilities want to be depicted in the media.
Hearing Loss: Helpful Alternatives to Hearing Aids
Hearing aids are not the only options to help you understand speech today. There are a wide variety of apps and gadgets to help you out!
Tinnitus Survey Results: 15 Things That May Cause Tinnitus
This is an analysis of a survey conducted with tinnitus sufferers to determine possible causes of this condition that causes ringing in the ears.
The Controversy About Deaf Children Learning Sign Language
Should deaf children learn sign language? An examination of conflicting opinions on this controversial subject.
How I Learned to Live With My Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears)
This is a review of my experience with Tinnitus. I include information from my research and how I'm dealing with it.
The Benefits of Drama Therapy for Young People With Autism
Drama therapy has a uniquely human approach to autism. It embraces the condition and helps open up the autistic young person to the world of social play, interaction and the imagination.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)—Vision Loss in Old Age
AMD or age-related macular degeneration is one of the major eye problems associated with aging. This article discusses AMD including definition, causes, risk factors, symptoms, and treatments.
The Best Hearing Loss Simulations: Understanding Audiograms and the Impact of the Speech Banana
Hearing loss simulations are very useful for educating parents, teachers, and friends about what a hearing loss "sounds" like. This article also explains the different levels of hearing loss.
Six Types of Adaptive Equipment for Children With Cerebral Palsy
Children with cerebral palsy may need adaptive equipment to get through their day-to-day activities, both at school and at home. Written by a mom of a child with cerebral palsy.
Water Sports With Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants
Accessories and methods to improve the water-resistance of hearing aids and cochlear implants.
Assistive Technology Devices for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
Various assistive technology and devices are available to the deaf and hearing impaired. This article lists a few of the auditory and non-auditory devices available to improve communication in the lives of the deaf and the hard of hearing.
Assistance Dogs for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Learn how Assistance dogs provide many benefits for people with special needs—and it's no different for children with autism. Trained dogs can provide companionship, inspire confidence in the child, and watch over them. This article gives a brief overview of the programs available in Ireland.