Archive | October, 2011

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Systems for Autism

Augmentative and alternative communication is a basic language classification. Alternative communication methods teach a child to interact both visually and symbolically.

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Health Benefits of Marshmallow

Marshmallow (Althea officinalis) is an herb native to Europe and Asia. Marshmallow has proven effective in treating a variety of respiratory and digestive conditions.

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Mistletoe for Treating Breast Cancer

Mistletoe has been traditionally used to treat many types of cancers, especially breast and gynecological cancers. It is an important medicinal herb.

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Sign Language for Autistic Children

A simple sign language for children with autism and other developmental or cognitive impairments uses keywords and concepts taken from American Sign Language (ASL).

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Emotional Sobriety: Getting Back in Balance

Emotional sobriety is essentially defined as a person’s ability to re-calibrate their emotions, and in the process avoid harmful substances and behaviors.

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Health Benefits of Horse-chestnut

Horse chestnut has plenty of health benefits. The seed extract is used in preparing various medications. Mostly used in the treatment of varicose veins and hemorrhoids.

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The Son-Rise Program for Autism

The Son-Rise Program is a child-centered therapy for autism that uses a compassionate, non-invasive model. It is both a treatment and an education model.

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Estrogen and Breast Cancer

The growth of female breast depends upon several hormones, the most important of which is estrogen. Prolonged exposure to estrogen can produce cancerous changes in the breast.

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DIR/Floortime Therapy for Autism

The developmental therapy DIR/Floortime (Developmental Individual-Difference, Relationship-Based Floortime model) uses a parent-child relationship to entice autistic children out of their private worlds and into an environment where they desire to interact with others.

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Breast Self-Examination: Importance, Techniques and Guidelines

Breast self-examination is a technique used in an attempt to detect breast cancer in its early stage. During this procedure, a woman examines her breasts herself.

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