Steven Dinnen discusses the importance of exercise for anyone that may have a different brain, and the fitness challenges neurodiverse conditions can present.
Rebecca Womack discusses what applied behavior analysis therapy is, and how it could be useful for some children on the autism spectrum.
According to a recent study, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, schizophrenia and autism all have one thing in common: they can each be traced back to the same inherited genetic variations.
(37 mins) In this episode, hosts Lauren Gerber Ms. Ed., PSY. D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS speak with Anita Lesko- a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist diagnosed with autism at the age of 50, and the bride of the first ever "All-Autism" wedding.
(4 mins) In this episode, a yoga class is helping those with autism, a new app is keeping kids with ADHD focused, and how has this viral prom proposal vid inspired others to contribute to the special occasion? These stories and more in this week’s edition!
Eryn Segal discusses life before and after her diagnosis with autism, and the social challenges she finds herself facing every day.
(33 mins) In this episode, hosts Lauren Gerber Ms. Ed., PSY. D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS speak with Dena Gassner, an advocate, writer, and speaker- including presenting for the UN in Geneva, Russia, and Cambridge.
Tammy Elkon discusses how the journey through finding proper educational assistance for her son led her to develop a tool for assessing the abilities of those with different brains.
(3 min 43 sec) In this episode, virtual reality can help diagnose concussions, a new surgery can help those with Parkinson’s, and how is Legoland creating an autism friendly experience for families on the spectrum?
A British mother of two is skydiving to raise awareness for epilepsy in young children, and money for a hospital and the UK organization Young Epilepsy.
Jackie M. Marquette discusses the adversity that has touched the life of a close friends with autism, and offers tips for supporting a person on the spectrum that may be facing life changes.
(18 mins) In this episode, Hackie Reitman, M.D. speaks with Dr. Phillip DeMio, chief operating officer of the US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA) and the founder of the American Medical Autism Board (AMAB).
(43 mins) In this debut episode, hosts Lauren Gerber Ms. Ed., PSY. D. and Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS share stories about how they became involved in the autism community, and how both make use of canine friends in their every day lives and work.
Megan Baksh details her recent experiences using essential oils to relieve her insomnia, as well as recent studies that suggest the value of aromatherapy as an alternative treatment for the condition.
(3 mins 25 secs) In this episode, a man uses art to cope with Parkinson’s, a man becomes the first ever table tennis coach with Down syndrome, and Sesame Street introduces the first Muppet with autism! These stories and more in this week’s edition!
(27 mins) In this episode, Harold Reitman, M.D. speaks with Anlor Davin. Anlor is originally from France, and discusses growing up with autism, and her book "Being Seen."
Synesthesia and autism researchers at the University of Sussex and the University of Cambridge have found that sensory symptoms of each are often linked.
Debbie Hampton discusses how what might look like impulsive, irresponsible, selfish, disorganized, or unmotivated behavior may actual be a result of a problem in the brain.
(3 min 50 sec) In this episode, Lo Bosworth discusses her depression and anxiety diagnoses, a dance class is helping those with Parkinson’s, and a woman with Down syndrome delivers the weather report in France! These stories and more in this week’s edition!
The research at the University of Texas is only a first step to identifying those at risk of PTSD and treating them successfully, but could lead to potential preventative strategies.
Denise Resnik discusses the importance of creating supportive environments for people on the autism spectrum.
Researchers tested OCD patients in an effort to examine how successful patients were at reversing their thought patterns when a once threatening stimulus became safe, and conversely, when a safe stimulus became threatening.
(3 min 41 sec) In this episode: an IndyCar driver breaks down concussions, boxing programs continue to help Parkinson’s patients around the country, and a girl with Down syndrome receives a national scholarship after starting her own business! These stories and more in this week’s edition!
Donna Levin reviews Jennifer Roy’s Mindblind, a novel about a 14 year old boy on the autism spectrum, from Skyscape Publishing.
David A. Grant discusses the disruptive life changes caused by his brain injury, and how he persevered as a survivor.
In part 2 of their interview, Hackie Reitman, M.D. speaks with Professor Bankole Johnson, head of the Brain Science Research Consortium Unit at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject of addiction.
A delivery service for hamburgers has allowed Matthew Smith, who has suffered from seizures since he was 18, to find a new level of independence.
(3 min 48 sec) In this episode, a couple with Down syndrome celebrate 22 years of marriage, a former college football coach helps test a new Alzheimer’s treatment, and a couple with Asperger’s bring out the best in one another! These stories and more in the week’s edition.
Angela Mahoney, M.Ed. discusses the importance of developing vocational skills for those of us with different brains, and lists simple starting points to put individuals on the path to finding employment.
Hackie Reitman, M.D. speaks with Professor Bankole Johnson, who heads the Brain Science Research Consortium Unit at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and is one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject of addiction.
Giuliana Fenwick discusses neuropsychology, maps out the various sections of the brain that play a roll in what we consider "neurodiversity", and offers some head massage methods she believes can reduce the symptoms of autism and similar diagnoses.
There has been speculation to whether or not a parasite present in cats may be responsible for the development of various psychoses, such as Schizophrenia.
(4 mins 5 sec) In this episode: a former hockey player talks about living with OCD, a man bikes 4,000 miles for Parkinson’s research, and veterans with PTSD go diving with sharks! These stories and more in this week’s edition.
Julie Saumsiegle discusses the importance of getting second opinions and trying all avenues when caring for a child with a different brain.
Dr. Ben Weinstock examines the common sleep problems related to neurodiverse conditions, and offers a checklist on to combat those problems.
(24 minutes) In this special episode of Exploring Different Brains, Hackie Reitman, M.D. discusses creativity in people on the autism spectrum with Dr. Ian Hale, Colin Eldred-Cohen, Keri Bowers, Taylor Cross, and Michael Tolleson.
Mitch Nagler discusses Bridges to Adelphi, and the model it has become for services colleges should offer students on the autism spectrum.
(4min 12sec) In this episode, Lena Dunham demonstrates yoga poses to help with anxiety, an Australian man with autism starts his own business, and a blood test may lead to treating depression! These stories and more in this week’s edition.
In this special episode of Exploring Different Brains, Hackie Reitman, M.D. discusses ways to overcome the learning challenges presented by dyslexia and ADHD with Dr. Matthew Schneps, Elizabeth Wilkinson, Sue Kahn, and Shawn Smith.
Tom McGranahan Jr. discusses the challenge of a parent with epilepsy sharing their diagnoses with their children, and gives advice on how best to do so.
Lacey Craddock discusses the challenges a child with a neurodiverse diagnoses can face while growing up, and the concern parents can have in safeguarding their children through that process.
(3 min 49 sec) In this episode, a teen with Down syndrome fulfills his dreams of going to college, a new device can help those with Asperger’s detect moods, and Henry Winkler discusses his new book and growing up with dyslexia! These stories and more in this week’s edition.
Lisa Yang and MIT alumnus Hock Tan are responsible for the center’s foundation, contributing a generous kick-off commitment of $20 million.
Just over two years from now, the world will see the Special Olympics held in a Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) region for the first time – Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to be exact.
Lynn Harrelson, Pharm. B.S., FASCP looks at how the interactions between patients and prescriptions have changed over the years, and highlights risks everyone should be aware of.
In this episode, a service dog changes the life of a woman with a traumatic brain injury, a new treatment for Parkinson’s is showing promise, and the cookie saleswoman with Down syndrome will be selling her cookies at the Oscars!
Roland Jung discusses his first year after receiving his ADHD diagnosis, and his ongoing dilemma with medication.
(22 mins) In this episode, Hackie Reitman, M.D. welcomes back return guest Dr. Stephen Shore- author, autism advocate, board member for Autism Speaks, and professor at Adelphi University.
Cheryl Checkers, M.S. outlines how weaknesses in the executive functions of the brain can create problems for the neurodiverse, and reviews strategies for how to improve those functions.
Researchers in Europe have found an innovative way to communicate with individuals who suffer from “locked-in syndrome.”
In this episode, a student becomes the second contest with Down syndrome to run for Miss Clemson, a girl with apraxia finds a special bond with cats at an animal shelter, and how can a mouth guard give us an inside look at the impact of a concussion?
In his first blog for Different Brains, David A. Grant tells the story of how having a traumatic brain injury has not only changed his life, but his perspective on society.
Nick gets past his Tourette’s by harnessing his love of animals to work at a nature preserve and park in South Dakota.
In this episode, Harold Reitman, M.D. speaks with Steve Sulkes, M.D, the Director of UCEDD/LEND at University of Rochester, and the incoming President of the AADMD.
Roland Jung continues the story of his personal journey with ADHD. In this installment, he discusses going from self-diagnosis to receiving a real assessment.
Tom McGranahan Jr discusses common misconceptions about how to help someone that is having a seizure, and the importance of education for those caring for someone with epilepsy.
In this episode, a teen with Down syndrome wins his high school wrestling debut, students walk for Alzheimer’s in honor of the Pat Summit Foundation, and a have you seen this viral clip of a Parkinson’s patient leading a dance? These stories and more in this week’s episode.
Giuliana Fenwick discusses the executive functions of the brain, and how she believes directed massage can aid in mitigating issues with cognitive control.
A 2012 study from the Federal University of Santa Catarina recommends that caffeine could be useful as an aid for symptoms of ADHD, normalizing levels of dopamine and improving the attentiveness of the patient- but with caution.
In this episode, Wounded Warrior swim with the dolphins for PTSD, a mother posts a heartwarming video for her son with TBI, and a boy with autism shares a bond with his deaf service dog. These stories and more in this week’s edition!
Rebecca Witonsky recounts her history as a woman on the autism spectrum seeking employment, and discusses some of the tips others have proposed to improve job prospects for the neurodiverse.
Sarah Howard, a woman with autism who wasn't diagnosed until the age of 29, discusses the inherent challenges in facilitating social events for women on the spectrum.
In the first part of his ongoing blog series, Roland E. Jung discusses life before and after receiving his diagnosis of ADHD.
In this episode, Harold Reitman, M.D. continues his conversation with Dr. JR Harding, an author, disability advocate, and instructional specialist at Florida State University.
No one really knows how people recognize friends and family members- but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are trying to change that.
In this episode, a girl with dyslexia creates a virtual reality program to help her peers, a man with down syndrome inspires others through a fitness class, and Ricochet the surf dog wears a Santa costume for PTSD awareness!
Lynn Harrelson, Pharm. B.S., FASCP discusses the need for prescription safety, and taking precautions to avoid negative interactions between medications.
In this episode, Harold Reitman, M.D. speaks with Colin Eldred-Cohen. He is the author of "The Fire Truck Who Got Lost,” a movie reviewer, and a young man on the autism spectrum.
Non-profit organization NoticeAbility is hosted the event to highlight the unique abilities and overlooked gifts of children with dyslexia.