The Week In Neurodiversity – Can Theater Benefit the Autistic? (6/11/16)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Week in Neurodiversity
The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, a study shows drama classes help those with autism, a town is colored purple for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and how did one man gain control of his Parkinson’s?

[00:10] A study shows drama classes can help those with autism.

[00:27] High schools in Virginia are adopting an online and mobile-based concussion management system.

[00:55] Volunteers out of Iowa have covered an entire town in purple for Alzheimer’s awareness month.

[01:10] A man diagnosed with Parkinson’s credits deep brain simulation for allowing him to gain control of his symptoms.

[01:38] Researchers have found that healthy habits can help kids with ADHD.

[02:09] Channel Recommendation: Alzheimer’s Association California & Nevada

In this episode-

A study that shows drama classes can help those with autism, especially in the social area. https://www.romper.com/p/could-drama-classes-help-kids-with-autism-experts-say-the-arts-can-improve-social-skills-11602

 High schools in Virginia are adopting an online and mobile-based concussion management system. http://www.universityherald.com/articles/31159/20160601/how-to-prevent-concussions-technology-medical-science-concussions-injuries-brain-trauma-sports-xlntbrain-sport-u-s-high-schools.html

Volunteers out of Iowa have covered an entire town in purple for Alzheimer’s awareness month. http://whotv.com/2016/06/01/volunteers-paint-the-town-purple-for-alzheimers-awareness-month/

A man diagnosed with Parkinson’s credits deep brain simulation for allowing him to gain control of his symptoms. http://www.kgw.com/life/parkinsons-patient-credits-deep-brain-stimulation-for-controlling-symptoms/226808992/

Researchers have found that healthy habits can help kids with ADHD. http://5newsonline.com/2016/06/01/healthy-lifestyles-can-help-children-with-adhd/

 

Channel suggestion-

Alzheimer’s Association California & Nevada Alzheimer’s Association California & Nevada

 

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This video is owned by Different Brains Inc, kindly donated by it’s original producer PCE Media LLC.

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Mike Nickas received his Bachelor of Arts in Film and Multimedia Studies at Florida Atlantic University in December of 2015, and is currently pursuing an education in the fields of neuropsychology and special education. He is the host of the online news show The Week in Neurodiversity, and author of the column Notions by Nickas. He also currently works as a camp counselor at Dr. Mike Rizzo’s Child Provider Specialists in Weston, FL.
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Mike Nickas

Mike Nickas received his Bachelor of Arts in Film and Multimedia Studies at Florida Atlantic University in December of 2015, and is currently pursuing an education in the fields of neuropsychology and special education. He is the host of the online news show The Week in Neurodiversity, and author of the column Notions by Nickas. He also currently works as a camp counselor at Dr. Mike Rizzo’s Child Provider Specialists in Weston, FL.

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