Autism spectrum disorders

Getting quality autism therapy from thousands of miles away

(HealthDay)—By the time he was 7 months old, John Michael Crawford had been diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called tuberous sclerosis, associated with a high risk of developmental delays, including autism.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Goal-oriented rehab improves recovery in older adults

Goal-oriented, motivational physical and occupational therapy helps older patients recover more fully from broken hips, strokes and other ailments that land them in skilled nursing facilities for rehabilitation, according ...

Neuroscience

Therapies must become more intensive

Conventional physical therapy for stroke survivors is not intensive enough, says Robert Riener. Therapy robots could help patients get back on track more quickly.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Fee for service psychology no answer to mental health

The Better Access Program, a scheme providing Medicare access to psychology services, has fundamental failures, according to research from The Australian National University (ANU).

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