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Pursuit of Research Promoting Good Nutrition For Special Needs

  • Gut Bugs Talk To Your Brain
    by Lisa Geng on February 6, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Is diet the answer to future treatments and even cures for some special needs conditions including apraxia? Research continues to turn up remarkable links between our gut bugs, also known as our microbiome, and the brain. Scientists are finding evidence that microbiome may play a role in Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, depression, schizophrenia, autism, and...Read More » […]

  • Brain Signals Translated Into Speech
    by Lisa Geng on February 4, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    “In this scenario, if the wearer thinks ‘I need a glass of water,’ (or ‘can you help me with this?’) our system could take the brain signals generated by that thought, and turn them into synthesized, verbal speech,”  Nima Mesgarani, PhD, senior author for this new study and principal investigator at Columbia University’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman...Read More » […]

  • Artificial intelligence turns brain activity into speech
    by Lisa Geng on January 4, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    The implications for AI thought to speech technology if developed fully is so exciting not just for adults who experienced an accident or head injury that affect speech, but for all of us who have children with a communication impairment. When my son Tanner was younger, he would try to talk, and everyone would look...Read More » […]

  • Joanna’s Voice For Those Growing Up With Apraxia
    by Lisa Geng on January 4, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    “I want people to know that having verbal apraxia doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy your life to the fullest.” ~Joanna Bendel “If you are growing up with apraxia, or you grew up with apraxia, I want you to know that you are not alone. You see, I have it too, which means that we’ve...Read More » […]

  • Nutrients in blood, in particular, Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, linked to better brain connectivity, cognition
    by Lisa Geng on December 21, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    A new study links higher levels of several key nutrients in the blood, in particular, a pattern of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, with more efficient brain connectivity and performance on cognitive tests. There has been misinformation on the internet and in particular by new parents who do not have any background in medicine or...Read More » […]