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Pursuit of Research Promoting Good Nutrition For Special Needs

  • Fungi in Gut Linked to Mild Cognitive Decline Can Be Reduced Through Modified Mediterranean Diet
    by Lisa Geng on September 3, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Specific fungi in the gut associated with a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease and found in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) can be altered in a beneficial manner by eating a modified Mediterranean diet, researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine have found. The small study is published in the current online edition of...Read More »

  • Autism severity can change substantially during early childhood
    by Lisa Geng on May 31, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    “IQ is considered to be the strongest predictor of symptom severity for children with autism, As IQ scores increased from age 3 to age 6, symptom severity levels decreased” Waizbard-Bartov et al. (2020). UC Davis MIND Institute study Around 30 percent of young children with autism have less severe autism symptoms at age 6 than...Read More »

  • Vitamin D3 and COVID-19
    by Lisa Geng on May 29, 2020 at 4:41 am

    Vitamin D3 deficiency is suspected to raise the risk of more severe complications or death from COVID-19 such as cytokine storms which can happen to adults and is suspected to be the cause of the multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, Not only does vitamin D enhance our innate immune systems, but it also prevents our...Read More »

  • Patton’s Proclamation For Apraxia Day
    by Lisa Geng on May 16, 2020 at 3:17 am

    Like most children would be, 5-year-old Patton McCarthy was excited to meet the mayor of his town who was coming to his house to honor him with a proclamation.  Patton practiced over and over, “Thank you very much, Mr. Mayor.”   What is remarkable are those words that would come easily to most children, took years...Read More »

  • COVID 19 Home School Tips From A Homeschool Apraxia Mom
    by Lisa Geng on April 8, 2020 at 1:39 am

    While homeschooling information is always needed by some, the majority now are educating their children at home due to schools being closed to lower the spread of COVID 19/coronavirus. We appreciate the following article from Sarah Bonham, a homeschooler, to share what has worked for her children, one neurotypical and one with special needs, apraxia....Read More »